“I hadn't been to Fairyland in over 20 years when I brought my kids back a couple months ago. The familiarity was comforting, the memories were overwhelming. The small updates are charming and well done. We signed up for a membership that day.” - Roberto Santiago
“Both sets of grandchildren will be receiving Fairyland memberships from me this year—it’s the best and easiest gift idea ever.” – Liz Susman
Give the gift of Children’s Fairyland: If you’re looking for a wonderful gift for grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends with kids, or your own family, consider a Fairyland membership. It's a terrific way to bring magic to the special family in your life all year long.
All memberships are valid for one year, and include up to three children.
What each level includes:
The Fairylander: 1 adult, $109
The Magic Key: 2 adults, $129
Willie the Whale: 3 adults, $149
The Jolly Trolly: 4 adults, $169
Wishing Well: 3 adults* - $300
*Wishing Well level includes 1 guest admission each visit
Membership has its benefits, including a free special edition Membership Magic Key and in-park discounts. See below for the full list.
How do I become a member?
Can I apply what I paid in general admission tickets towards a membership?
Yes! If you purchased your tickets online, you can make an upgrade on the same day as your visit. If you purchased your tickets at the Box Office, you can make the upgrade on the same day as the purchase date of the tickets. Your receipt is required for all admission-to-membership upgrades. To make this upgrade, please head to the Membership Services building (check the park's map for exact location).
Where do I pick up the special edition Fairyland Magic Keys that come with my membership?
Your special edition Magic Keys can picked up at the Membership Services building. Membership Magic Keys are only given out with a new membership or at renewal. Replacement or additional Membership Magic Keys are available for purchase in our in-park Gift Shop for $4 each.
Is my membership transferable to guests?
Sorry, no. Your membership is non-transferable and each adult on it must be specifically named. We verify this, as you enter the park, by matching your photo ID with the name on your membership card.
What happens if I forget to bring my photo ID and/or my membership card?
All adult members must provide a photo ID to enter the park. You will be charged the current general admission price of $13 if you do not show both your photo ID and membership card.
Do ALL adults in my group need photo ID? Can't my spouse/partner/friend just vouch for me?
All adult members entering the park need their photo ID to match their membership card. Non-members will need to pay the current general admission price of $13 to visit Fairyland.
Why do I have to bring a child to visit the park?
It has always been Fairyland’s policy that adults are only admitted with children and vice versa. The park is intended for families and friends with children.
What if I arrive separately from my group?
If the rest of your party is inside, someone must meet you at the ticket gate WITH a child. Adults are only admitted WITH a child, and children are only admitted WITH an adult. Most people meet outside the park's entrance until everyone in the group has arrived.
Is my membership refundable?
No, we are not able to refund your membership for any reason.
Can I use the Member Entrance if I do not have my photo ID? What if I forgot my cards?
The Member Entrance is open on the weekends and special holidays as weather and staffing permit. Unfortunately, without both a photo ID AND member card, members must use the ticket window to verify their membership status.
Do I have to get back in line if I leave the park?
If you need to leave Children's Fairyland for any reason, please get a sticker at the exit gates for in/out privileges (good only for your session time).
Do I get a discount for special events like Jack-O-lantern Jamboree and Fairy Winterland?
Yes! Members get 50% off admission to these special events. These specially-themed events feature giveaways, extra activities and special performances! Use your membership code when you reserve tickets online to get your discount.
Is parking included in membership?
Membership does NOT include parking. The City of Oakland manages and monitors the parking lot. Neighborhood parking and metered parking is available around the park on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to take any valuables with you. Vehicle break-ins are an unfortunate reality around Lake Merritt.
What if I lose my Magic Key or my membership cards?
Oops! First check with "Lost and Found" in our Gift Shop. Of course, we cannot guarantee that what you lost will be there. We do have replacement membership cards available for $5 each. Also, we offer replacement Membership Magic Keys for $4 each. Just show your membership card to buy them. (No proof of membership is required to purchase general Fairyland Magic Keys for $3 apiece.)
What is the maximum number of people on a membership?
Seven people is maximum number per membership. Additions are determined on a case-by-case basis and up to the discretion of Membership Services.
Can I modify who is on my membership before it expires?
Changes can be made for an additional fee during the course of your membership. Requests can be submitted via email, phone, or in person at the Gift Shop.
What is the code to reserve member tickets online?
For this, and any other questions you may have, please email email@example.com or phone Membership Services at 510-452-2259 (Weds. through Sun. only).
A membership to Children's Fairyland admits you into the park at no charge for one year from the date of issue (excluding special events). All memberships are active upon receipt of the membership application and payment. Membership cards are non-transferable.
All member levels receive:
- Unlimited park admission for each member on regular open days;
- 50% discount on admission to the Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree in October, Fairy Winterland in December; and discounts to other special events;
- Exclusive special edition Fairyland Magic Key for each child member;
- Fairyland bumper sticker;
- 10% discount at Johnny Appleseed’s Café, all year;
- 10% discount at Peter’s Big Pumpkin Espresso, all year;
- 10% discount in Fairyland's in-park gift shop, all year;
- 10% discount on park rental (when available) – make your special event a magical experience!
- 10% discount off the cost for catered birthday parties, when available (note: this is considered a special event);
- Summer camp session discount.
Wishing Well membership level receives all of the above, as well as:
- One guest admission each visit
- Donor recognition
Benefits subject to change.