Review

Our Trip To #StorylandSummer 2014 – Glen NH #RoarOSaurus @WhereFantasyLives

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A trip to the White Mountains of NH wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Story Land. Story Land is a children’s theme park that has entertained thousands of families with young children for 60 years! New generations of children, their parents, and grandparents visit year after year to share past memories and create new ones in the Land Where Fairy Tales Come to Life! Twenty one uniquely themed rides, exciting live shows, interactive play areas, storybook characters, and all your favorite nursery rhyme animals set on 35 beautifully maintained and landscaped acres. www.storylandnh.com .

The scenery is phenomenal on the way to Story land – make sure you take it all in on your way there!

 

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Story Land is one of the premier family attractions in New England. It is a children’s theme park geared for families with children generally from ages two through twelve. I can tell you that even as an adult I have had a great time. There is something for everyone and it is very easy to spend the full day and still feel like you haven’t experienced everything it has to offer.

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Just in time for summer 2014 – Story Land celebrates its 60th Anniversary with the addition of “Roar-O-Saurus,” a one of a kind wooden roller coaster! Designed specifically for Story Land’s natural terrain, Roar-O-Saurus is the only wooden roller coaster in northern New Hampshire. Joining Story Land’s popular Polar Coaster, the new coaster is the major component of Story Land’s new Dinosaur themed section of the park.

Roar-O-Saurus will provide children of all ages the experience and memory of riding their first ‘big’ coaster! The colorful train of 12 passengers is led by Story Land’s 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 39 feet, features 1,250 feet of track length and provides riders with 12 unique airtime moments.

Roar-O-Saurus will expand Story Land’s demographic slightly and add to the family memories created in the Land Where fantasy Lives!

For the safety of all riders, children must be 42” tall to ride “Roar-O-Saurus.”

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Families are exactly who they had in mind when the park decided to expand its quality dining options this summer to include a new line of Organic Selects. Story Land is host to thousands of parents with young children every summer and the park feels it’s important to provide dining options that include wholesome alternatives such as organic chicken tenders, hamburgers, and salads made with premium quality ingredients. The park will also begin offering more nutritious snack items in addition to classic theme park treats. This summer guests will see organic granola bars, yogurt, and apple juice, all made with natural ingredients, offered as sides to kid’s meals and as al a carte items.

Story Land is dedicated to providing the highest level quality throughout the park. The new Organics Selects menu items all have USDA Organic Certification.

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Story Land is dedicated to providing the highest level quality throughout the park. The new Organics Selects menu items all have USDA Organic Certification.

 

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850 NH Route 16
Glen, NH 03838

Today we were able to go to Story Land.  We specifically chose today because it was a cooler, overcast day.  I know that sounds strange but there is nothing better than going to an amusement park in 65 – 70 degree weather.  The only problem with visiting today is that due to the recent storms (there have been major storms for the past 2-3 days) they were forced to close Roar-O-Saurus for the day.  Unfortunate but understandable.  Anything to keep the patrons safe is fine by me.

 

Story Land is an amazing place for kids and adults.  I almost wish the name wasn’t Story Land because that gives the connotation that it is only for little kids but my husband and I have just as much fun as the kids.  Our children are 9 and 13 and have special needs so this park is perfect for them.  The park is clean and full of color.  I can’t reiterate enough just what a fun place to be it is.  The hours at this time of year are 9:30am to 6pm which is great because by 6pm the kids are totally exhausted and cranky – the park closing is the best reason ever to tell the kids it is time to go.  Otherwise they are always upset to leave something that is fun…  It is always best to double check their hours though prior to planning your trip.

 

This was how the day started – however, there were periods of sun throughout the day but this made us a little nervous…  This was on the heels of two days of storms from storm Arthur.  And when you go to Story Land, make sure you pay attention to everything around you.  The scenery is so gorgeous – we just can’t get enough of it.  There are mountains, streams, shops, outlets, and so much more.

 

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The park has so many great features – they have water fountains (extremely ornate) all over the park;  tents to cool off with mist on warm days; and drying huts if you are tired of being cold and wet.  There is truly something for everyone – regardless of age or special needs.

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Story Land is another special needs friendly park.  We would not be able to take advantage of amusement parks without some accommodations and Story Land does a great job with that – especially with children on the spectrum – which is our case.  This allows not only us to have a decent day – but trust me, I don’t think long lines of people would really want to deal with our children for a half an hour wait.

 

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The park is nestled nicely into the heart of the White Mountains.  The scenery is gorgeous on all sides.  The restaurants are clean and there are plenty of restrooms – also very clean.  They have tons of signage so you always know where you are going.

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And the fun begins…

 

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And when you go – you MUST try their deep fried oreos!

 

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One Comment

  • jenn huey

    Looks like you had a great day despite the recent storms. I try to schedule our amusement park trips on days that are a little cooler than average so that we don’t have to deal with the lines.

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