If you are located in the New England area and are looking for a great place to take your kids this summer, head to Story Land in Glen, NH! There are so many fun things to do there, I promise your kids will LOVE IT!
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After you quickly grab your tickets, come back to this post to find out all about our recent trip to Story Land with our 3 dragons adorable children. :-)
Between me, my husband, and our two friends, we took nearly 1,000 pictures of our trip to Story Land!
We arrived at Story Land on July 3rd at noontime with our 3 children and “Auntie” Michelle and “Uncle” Ken. I wish we had gotten there at opening (9am) because there is just SO much to do, with 3 kids it’s actually difficult to do and see everything before they close.
I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to see everything they have in one day, but between this trip and our trip last year, I think we managed to do almost everything at the park! If I lived a little bit closer, I would definitely get a season pass and bring the kids a few more times because they really have so much fun at Story Land!
Even though it was the day before a major holiday (4th of July) I was happy that the place wasn’t completely mobbed. Thankfully, the park is big enough and has enough attractions that we didn’t have to wait in line very long to get in, nor did we have to wait very long for any of the rides, which is great since kids aren’t patient!
When we entered the park, we headed to the far right like we did last time. Our first stop was letting the kids play on the enormous Grandfather Tree House and slides, then we went to visit the goats at the Schoolhouse and then we snapped a quick picture of the kids in a pie over in the Little Dreamers Play Area!
Uncle Ken and Auntie Michelle had so much fun taking our two older kids to see all the animals in Storybook Animals section and on rides like Alice’s Teacup Ride and the Carousel.
The longest time spent waiting in line was for the Buccaneer Pirate Ship ride around the lagoon. We were in line for 45 minutes, but I think that was partly due to a disabled person in a wheelchair needing extra time and attention getting on and off the pirate ship ride that went before us. The actual ride itself was only about 10 minutes long, unlike the Swan Boat Ride that we did last year that lasted more like 15 minutes. The Pirate in charge of our ship had missed his morning cup of coffee I think… Enthusiasm was definitely not his strong suit that day, but the children enjoyed the ride anyway!
We took up the entire front of the ship ourselves and it was definitely nice to get a front row seat on the ship!
Next, we headed up to Cinderella’s Castle and thankfully, there was no line, no wait and Cinderella had just arrived at the castle! My daughter was absolutely delighted to meet the very beautiful and sweet Cinderella at the castle.
After taking pictures with Cinderella and talking to her for a few minutes, we left the castle and the kids got to take a ride on Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach!
After a bathroom break, we stopped at the World Pavilion for lunch before taking a ride on the Polar Coaster! The kids really enjoyed the Polar Coaster last year and this year was no exception.
They enjoyed the Polar Coaster so much, as soon as they got off, they got right back in line to go again! Outside the ride there is a giant ice pole that amazingly stays cold and frozen, even in the middle of the scorching sun. Everyone enjoyed cooling off a bit by touching the frozen pole, including the little man on my back!
After two rides on the Polar Coaster, the kids decided they wanted to try Splash Battle. Last year we went to Story Land with my mother who didn’t want to do any rides with her grandkids if there was a possibility of getting wet. Thankfully, we brought Uncle Ken and Auntie Michelle this year who were willing to get a little damp for the sake of the kids!
I didn’t get any pictures of Splash Battle because as soon as they got on the boat, my husband started squirting their boat with the water guns you can access from OUTSIDE of the ride, which of course resulted in the water guns on the ship aiming at him, so I ran!! Baby on my back, stroller in one hand and camera in the other, I scooted right outta there to avoid getting soaked! The kids loved that ride though!
Now that everyone (except me and the baby!) were soaked, they decided to do all the water rides. Our next stop was Bamboo Chutes! This is one the kids were dying to do last year and were absolutely elated to be able to do this year.
They had SO MUCH FUN and loved this ride so much, they immediately got back in line to do it again! The looks on their faces are priceless!
I love the look on their faces! With this ride, you can actually purchase pictures taken by a high speed camera of your face when you come down the chute at the end of the ride. There was a long line of people purchasing their photos at the Photo Booth, so we didn’t end up getting one.
Instead, we headed over to the Dr. Geyser’s Remarkable Raft Ride for another wet activity!
They LOVED Dr. Geyser’s Remarkable Raft Ride and wanted to do it again, but the line seemed quite long. The kids decided to play Mini Geysers Water Play Area instead!
My little guy who was still riding on my back decided he had to get down and be a part of this mess. The water was cold, but he had so much fun!
After attempting to dry everyone off, we headed up to the far end of the park because my almost 9 year old daughter insisted she wanted to try the Roar O Saurus roller coaster this year. Uncle Ken and Michelle took her on the roller coaster while my husband and I took the two boys to play at the Oceans of Fun Sprayground nearby.
When our daughter was done on the Roar O Saurus, which she absolutely loved, we all headed over to the Turtle Twirl followed by a ride on the Flying Fish.
We had an amazing day, the kids had so much fun and we can’t wait to go again next year! Please check out the Story Land website for more informations on all of their Attractions and look at the Site Map so you can follow along with our journey through Story Land!
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Disclaimer: Story Land provided us with complimentary tickets to visit the park.gifted the sunglasses to me. Kicks USA provided the sneakers.