I took my nieces to Storyland which is located in Jackson, NH. I went as a child and so much loved the place as it is close to home but also has great rides and adventures for kids. You can stop by Humpty Dumpty, Cinderella’s Tea Room, Swan Boats, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Polar Coaster and More. Cool Off with Oceans of Fun Sprayground which is unique water play area where families explore in and around our yellow submarine and all its crazy components. From a fine mist to totally soaked, you control how wet you'd like to get! Enjoy foods from Miss Muffet’s Market, Sandwich Oasis, Dutch Village Pavilion and more.
My Opinion: I still love Storyland today and will continue to bring my nieces, nephews and other kids for future generations. I love the new things then when I had last been and this year the Roar O’ Saurus which is a roller coaster. So stop by next time you are in the New Hampshire area and check it out. I need to go back as it was very crowded and I was unable to see everything this time around.
To learn more visit https://www.storylandnh.com
About Storyland: Once upon a time, in the far off land of Germany, Bob and Ruth Morrell were surprised by a knock at their door. They were not expecting visitors. Bob and Ruth, husband and wife from North Conway, New Hampshire, were living in Europe at the invitation of the US Army. A veteran of the famed 10th Mountain Division of skiing soldiers in World War II, Bob had been summoned back to serve during the Korean Conflict. When they opened the door they were greeted by a stranger, an old woman who introduced herself as Frau Edith Von Arps. She was accompanied by several small characters that needed no introduction, dolls she had made based on classic children’s fairy tales. She was going door to door, selling the dolls. Old woman sold them more than 25 dolls in the weeks before they returned home. She also planted a suggestion, which turned into an idea, which grew into a business, which blossomed into a life’s work and a legacy.
Her suggestion was that Bob and Ruth build a small village around her dolls. The Morrell’s had the idea to create a village of more than just dolls, a village where storybook animals could live and where storybook characters could come to life. The idea grew into a business, as Bob and Ruth added plans for rides and play areas, to create a place where young families could play and have fun and live happily for at least a day or longer.
They bought some affordable land in Glen, acreage that the previous owner said wouldn’t even make a decent pasture. With some local help, they built a handful of colorful buildings and characters, and opened for business in 1954, the same year that the opening of Disneyland forever changed amusement parks.
A few good years were followed by a few not-so-good years, as the economy slowed throughout the country. The fledgling park was truly a risky business venture, and local bankers shied away from holding a mortgage on the home of the three bears. Through perseverance, hard work, ingenuity, and continuous reinvestment in the park, Story Land has survived and grown.
Disclaimer: i was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.