This summer, my family left the Cape for a weekend and headed to one of our favorite vacation spots, the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It’s a destination that I personally have been enjoying annually pretty much since I was born. My aunt used to have a timeshare in North Conway, and we’d always book it for a week in the summertime with my cousins. Every year we’d make it a point to spend a day at Story Land, a tradition which I have continued now with my own family.
Although the park has changed quite a bit since I was a kid (we all especially miss the Silver Mine attraction!) it’s still a blast to enjoy with your own little ones and it’s not at all difficult to spend an entire day there. First there are the rides; there is definitely something for everyone. There are a few small roller coasters there but nothing too extreme. The Bamboo Chutes coaster features a slow climb and a decently long plunge, but my son who’s 8 went on this ride 3 times and a row and loved it. My personal favorite was Dr. Geyser’s Remarkable Raft Ride, which consists of a rotating, four-person raft which tumbles down a fairly flat waterway track, with geysers and other water hazards all around. You’re definitely gonna get wet. We probably spent over a half an hour at the Splash Battle attraction, in which a group rides a boat on a water track in a circle, while others on the “shore” spray water cannons at you. The ride you’re on also features water cannons, so you can give it all back! Again, probably best to bring a dry shirt.
My daughter, who’s three, was mesmerized by the Farm Follies Theatre, which is a periodic performance featuring animatronic fruits, vegetables, and other colorful farm characters that seems to take place every fifteen minutes or so. There are plenty of different songs, jokes, and characters to keep just about anyone entertained. We truly didn’t have the easiest time getting my little girl to leave!
The older part of the park is where it gets its namesake from, as many of the attractions are centered around popular children’s stories. There’s a full-time Mother Goose on duty, as well as Humpty Dumpty, the Woman in the Shoe, and Cinderella. The youngest of visitors will probably find this to be exciting, as there are plenty of replicas of famous story locations for them to explore. Aside from the attractions and the rides at the park, I was impressed with the food available there, as the prices were fair and healthy options such as salads were available as was typical fare food, with some slightly heartier choices like BBQ pulled pork, which was great.
We keep coming back to Story Land every summer, and there really is enough to see and do here to keep it interesting and make sure the experience doesn’t get old. Check it out for yourself!
Brian lives on the Cape with his family and 2 children. He is the owner of Millennium Archery where he not only teachers archery but also makes custom arrows and products. Brian also enjoys cooking and trying new healthy recipes with the family. He enjoys spending time outdoors in nature and appreciating all that the Cape has to offer. Brian will be guest posting on the blog as we add in our new feature called Dad's Den which will share blogs from Dad's point of view.
Cape Cod Families Can Save at StoryLand
Anyone who has been following the Cape Cod Moms blog for a while, knows that our moms love traveling up to Story Land each year. We look forward to enjoying some fresh mountain air with tons of fun! Some of our favorite things to do at Story Land include the tea cups and of course the Loopy Lab where you an fire foam balls all over the place (seriously the best room for parents)! Check out Meghan's review from her trip back in 2013.
This year we once again are looking forward to taking our trip and the folks from Story Land have offered our Cape Cod Moms & Parents a little discount on your admission! Be sure to use our link and code so they will continue offering this great deal to us in the future. Enjoy your trip this year and stay tuned for our yearly review and follow all the fun on social media this summer!
Special Discount For Our Readers!
Cape Cod Moms as our very own designated webpage and personalized promo code for you to SAVE when purchasing your tickets! This is an exclusive discount on Story Land Admission.
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Story Land Admission Ticket: $3 OFF
Some of the highlights for this upcoming season include:
Roar-O-SaurusThe newest coaster, designed and built for Story Land’s unique natural setting, is the only wooden roller coaster of its kind in northern New England. The colorful train of 12 passengers is led by the newest family member, “Rory” the little Dino with the big roar! The coaster has a lift height of 40 feet (providing a spectacular view of the surrounding area), sends riders soaring down a first drop of 38.5 feet, features 1,242 feet of track length, and provides riders 12 unique airtime moments.
Tea Time Spend time with a real Princess and get the “Royal Treatment” during Cinderella’s very own Tea Party and Story Time. Put on your glass slippers & join us for a tea time. $9.99+ tax per Tea Party participant Book Today.
Duke’s Dance Party @ Character CoveSo you think you can dance? Duke the Dragon and his best friend Rory sure think they can, and they’re ready to put your rhythm to the test! Let loose with this interactive show that features brand new dances and a whole lot of fun! Duke’s Dance Party takes place at the all NEW Character Cove by Oceans of Fun Spray Ground every day at 12:45 pm. You can also meet Duke, Rory and Humpty Dumpty throughout the day at Character Cove!
Book your tickets now and Use this code: CapecodmomSblog17
Story Land - where fantasy lives! Story Land is a safe and natural setting where children and their imaginations can run free. We provide a great value to our guests every day, with all-inclusive rides, shows & attractions, reasonably-priced admission ticket, FREE parking, and FREE pet kennels. Featuring birthday parties and character dinners, Story Land is a celebration for the young at heart. This world of fantasy is punctuated by the kaleidoscope of flowers and emerald fields of New Hampshire's beautiful White Mountains. Timeless characters like Humpty Dumpty, the Old Woman in the Shoe, the Three Little Pigs, and Peter Rabbit came to life here in 1954.
If you want to get 2013 Storyland Savings then check this out:
@StoryLandnh #DEAL: Save up to $24 on regular admission. http://newhampshirekidsguide.com/coupon.php?bid=9845&dealid=928®ionid=48
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