Nobody would ever mistake Story Land for Disneyland, although the seasonal park does have some impressive animated characters among its attractions. And like Walt Disney's original park, there is a playful sense of innocence, a wonderful melding of the old and the new, and small surprises around every corner. A subterranean gopher making an impromptu appearance or an encounter with Heidi's grandfather generate as much glee as a ride aboard an antique carousel or the Bamboo Chutes log flume.
Set amid the picture-perfect backdrop of New Hampshire's White Mountains, the park is impeccably maintained. Story Land offers incredible value. In addition to its reasonable admission fee, parking is free, and strollers, wheelchairs, and pet kennels are complimentary. Food prices are considerably lower than most parks. Even the gift shops are limited to a reasonable number.
The Morrell family had owned and operated Story Land until 2007 when it sold the park to Kennywood Entertainment, a small company whose park portfolio featured Kennywood amusement park, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In late 2007, a Spain-based chain of parks purchased Kennywood Entertainment. Here's hoping that the international operator will maintain the high quality standards, commitment to value, and captivating vibe that has characterized Story Land for decades.
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Admission Info and Operating Season:
Story Land is open Memorial Day through Columbus Day.
I-93N to Exit 23, New Hampton, NH. Route 104E to Meredith and the junction of Routes 25 and 3. Take Route 25 northeast to West Ossipee and onto Route 16 N through North Conway to Story Land.
- Los Bravos Silver Mine Tour- A walk-through attraction
- Dr. Geyser's Remarkable Raft Ride
- The Polar Coaster
- Slipshod Safari Tour
- Bamboo Chutes log flume
- Farm Follies animated show
More Story Land Info:
New at Story Land for 2014:
A family-friendly (but still thrilling) wooden coaster is coming to the park.