I have been coming to Storybook Land since I was little so atleast 25 years and now I take my 2 year old son here regularly. At 18 months he was still a little young for Storybook land but he enjoyed walking around and checking out all the storybook characters. Now that he's a bit older he enjoys the rides. I can see us coming here for a long time especially since it's so close to our home. While a fun time I'm not sure if I would go out of my way to here. The park would use a fresh coat of paint and some updating and for a family outing it can make for an expensive day.
We have been going to Storybook Land for over 7 years and every year it gets better and better.
The park is set up with younger children in mind so just about every ride is suitable for young kids. With exception to Bubbles the Coaster and the Turtle Twirl, my kids rode all the rides when they were about 2 years old with no problems. There are 14 different rides available for your child's enjoyment. You can ride on all of them with your kids, too! I did ride with my kids until they were about 3 1/2 years-old because I felt more comfortable doing so.
There are also fun activities for children that prefer not to go on the mechanical rides. There are cute animated characters in little houses all around the park that can be activated by the push of a button. There are also walk-through adventures like Alice in Wonderland's maze and the Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe's house. There is also a frozen North Pole that children can touch.
There are several things I love about Storybook Land:
1. It is clean. There is never any type of mess anywhere. Bathrooms included. There is also a very nice changing area and separate seating area in one of the bathrooms- perfect for nursing.
2. It is a place where young children can have a good time without you worrying about large crowds of older kids that may make it difficult for your little ones to get on rides or walk around.
3. The staff is always very courteous and helpful.
4. There are several options for purchasing food in the park, but you are also allowed to bring in outside food if you would prefer to have something they do not offer. The restaurants are very clean and air conditioned. They do offer healthy options like yogurt and fruit.
5. You can purchase souvenir cups and mugs that can be refilled the entire season at a cheaper cost.
6. The park is large enough to entertain young children, but small enough that you can complete it in a day and be completely satisfied.
I recommend getting a season pass if you live close by. At $91.95 for the 2013 season, it will pay for itself after 4 trips. (Daily passes cost $22.95 per person- adult and child prices are the same. Group rates are available.) And I definitely recommend visiting Storybook Land more than once to enjoy the different seasonal themes they have.
Springtime has an Easter theme with egg hunts and pastel colors. In the summer they open the water spraying park. In the fall there are hay rides and corn mazes. You can also trick-or-treat during Halloween times to get different treats at each ride.
But Christmas time is the absolute best. Santa comes every day at 5PM to turn on all the decorative lights throughout the park. It is the most beautiful display around. Watching the children's faces (and the parents', too!) when those lights pop on is such a magical experience. And all the rides are open during Christmas, too.
If I could give Storybook Land more than 5 stars, I would. It has been a part of our lives for a long time. I am hoping it will still be there when my kids have their own kids.
Been here two times now 1 regular season visit and 1 Christmas vist . Wow!! An older place but the upkeep is incredible there is obvious pride in ownership and they must treat their employees very well it definately shows. Pay one price and ride the rides all day a VERY kid friendly place. Just as the names states it revolves around childrens storybook themes some displays with live animals. Small rollercoasters, ferris wheel, train, cars and much more. Christmas time was incredible, the rides open and even the flying elephants were chaged to santa's sleighs, the entire place in lights, the snow falling in various locations, music and the best Santa and Mrs. Claus that we have seen and beautiful backgrounds for photo ops you are able to take your own or for a small fee they will do it for you. As with anyplace the food is expensive and not healthy choices so plan accordingly. One other note All and I mean All employees you encounter are friendly and helpful that alone amazes me. We got there late at Christmas time and ended up parking in their overflow lot way in the back. We were the last car in the lot at closing, their parking attendent waited in the cold and walked us to our car before shutting down for the night and was so polite and friendly!!
Storybook Land is one of those little gems you find tucked away that you can't believe you never knew about. We discovered it through one of the discount coupon books and were so pleased we went back several years in a row. It's terrific for smaller kids, and not torture for adults to take them through. It's tree-lined so walking around isn't roasting hot, and the place is kept wonderfully clean. We have never seen large crowds there, again making it feel "undiscovered", but also affording you little or no lines. There are plenty of rides and things to climb on or in or around. There are slides and old-time cars and a little ferris wheel. The theme is based on the Nursery Rhymes of Mother Goose, so many people will be familiar with the characters set up throughout the place and the rides or climb-ons catered to the stories. Even adults can have fun trying to remember which story goes with which character!
My kids loved going here when they were toddlers, preschoolers and young grade-schoolers. We have done a day trip from the beach and it's broken up our vacation nicely.
Parking is on-site and free, there is an on-site cafe and ice cream shop, and gift store. Discount tickets are available through Entertainment and KidStuff-type books. It's a great, clean, easy, relaxing way to spend a day with your kids!
Storybook Land continues to improve throughout the years. Rides have been modernized since the early park days and there plenty to pack in a full day of fun. The park opens in the springtime and is busy catering to school trips for pre-school to 1st graders and closes just after Halloween, with additional hours around the winter holidays. I would suggest that the park is best for families with kids 8 and under, or older kids who enjoy mild rides. The best part is that thrill seeking toddlers can ride most of the rides in the park as long as they are riding with an adult. Throughout the park, storybook cottages excite the youngest visitors. The cottages have not been upkept quite as well as the rest of the park, but my kids have never noticed. The best one is Alice in Wonderland with a slide, black lit tunnel, and card maze. The park is clean and well-maintained. Food/concessions are reasonably priced. Special events are held throughout the year. Our family's favorite is the fall-themed events including pumpkin decorating and hayrides, and trick-or-treating around the park. In the winter, the park is lit up with festive holiday lights on evenings and weekends. There is also a splash area in the hot weather. Tickets prices are on the higher end for a whole family, so we try to attend once a year. It's a South Jersey family tradition!
I grew up in New Jersey and Storybook Land is one of my favorite memories. There is so much to see, Disney characters, rides, attractions and great food. Once my three children were around two or three, we took them there. We visited again many times throughout their childhood. Recently my grandchildren visited there as well.
We love Storybook Land! I can't say this enough! It is a beautiful park and the rides are appropriate for young children--as small as two and even smaller if an adult is holding them! In the heat of the summer this park is very enjoyable because of the magnificent shade trees! The admission and food is very expensive but we really loved visiting here!
Every year we take the kids to Storybook Land to see the thousands of lights at Christmas and to see the prettiest Santa this side of the Mississippi ;)
The rides are geared towards younger children, as is the entire park, but the older kids still really enjoy walking through the park in the winter for the lights and in the spring for the beautiful flowers.
Great rides and lots of cute exhibits along the walkways.
Sadly, it's REALLY expensive for a family of eleven :(
This is one of our favorite amusement parks. It is not too big to be overwhelming and all of the rides are sized just right for the kids.
They have FANTASTIC special events throughout the year such as Trick-or Treat and visits from Santa. I HIGHLY recommend these. You won't be disapointed.
In the summer, it is nice and shady so you aren't melting in the sun. The crowds never seem to be huge which means the lines for rides are never very long. It is kept very clean and the staff is very friendly.
Parking is free and they allow you to bring in a picnic lunch. They have a large picnic area to sit and enjoy it. If you don't feel like packing your own lunch they have a restuarant which isn't as expensive as other theme parks and serves average fare. Nothing to write home about. They also have a snack shop which is a great place to grab a pretzel and soda or in the winter, some hot chocolate. Up front they have an ice cream shop which is fun to visit on the way out before your drive home.
It is wonderful place for children age 2 -10, it has all fun rides in a land where fairy tale lives.
Everything in the park was built according to the fairy story including most children's favorite stories and nursery rhymes, it is very beautiful.
It is going to be memorable family experiences.
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