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Great place for small children

If you are looking for a place to bring small children, this is the place. It is clean and adults... read more

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Ewing, New Jersey
A True Fairy Tale

This is the greatest...Like Babes in toy land great...all the Story Book Lands we all come to know... read more

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Wow story books come to life! Very clean and the rides are well maintained ! Not cheap but you get to enjoy all of the attractions, just check the weather forecast, no rain checks. Tickets are cheaper on line. Just remember no rain checks , a fun time for the kids of all ages

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place for adults & young children. We had the opportunity to take our 5 yr old granddaughter here & it was fabulous. From the entrance to the exit, it was very safe, relaxed & welcoming. The rides are well supervised & maintained. The grounds are clean & meticulously groomed. The staff are welcoming & professional.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

I've been there with my children, we all had a wonderful time - adults included! Highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

After going to many, many amusement parks and dealing with the crowds, the noise, the dirty bathrooms and restaurants, the expense.....etc., it was such a PLEASURE to go to Storybook Land. The place is beautiful....the grounds are abundant with flowers and meticulously kept. The "vibe" is relaxed, peaceful....beautiful music (NOT blaring). The rides are maintained wonderfully (clean, well painted and functional). Practically no wait to go on them, too!

I would totally recommend Storybook Land for children 8 and under. My 9 year old granddaughter had fun going on the rides with her 6 year old sister....most of the rides are geared to under 10 crowd. I'm planning to return with my 3.5 year old granddaughter sometime this year!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

A cute place for family fun away from the beach. Storybook land is a children nursery rhyme and storybook themed amusement park in Egg Harbor Township. It has been in operation for over 60 years and shows no signs of its age in terms of wear and tear. The rides, the attractions, the food centers and the bathrooms all look clean, freshly painted and well maintained. The park was colorfully decorated with flowers, gardens and amusing story book figures and structures. Its rides are designed for kids ages 8 and younger, but most rides will accept adults. They may be a little snug, but adults do fit.
We took our granddaughter who is 7 out for a grandparent vacation trip to Storybook Land and she had an absolute blast. At most of the other amusement parks she is shy about going on the rides with all the activity and noise. We usually have to ride her on the train or merry-go-round to loosens up her up before she will go the more active rides. But here, she was loose from start. Moving from ride to ride.
She loved going through the “Alice and Wonderland Tunnel and Maze” and did it three times. This attraction starts with a slide and then you walk through a tunnel with pictures and words that tell the story of Alice and Wonderland, which leads you into an adult size maze made of playing cards you must navigate through. She rode the Jack and the “Beanstalk Bounce” ride three times - where you are strapped in a chair and repeatedly bounced up and down a make-believe beanstalk like you are on a big spring. She rode the “Out on a Limb” ride three times - where they swing you around in a circle about a make-believe tree. She did the “Jack and Jill Hill Slide” three times as well. (Storybook Land has a “repeat ride policy” where you can repeat rides by getting off the ride and going on line again for the next ride cycle. However, the park does limit repeat rides to no more than three consecutive times.) Among her other favorites were the “Old Tymers” adult size Model T cars where she drove around a meandering track, the Whirly Bug Ferris wheel that is as high as the tree tops and gives a nice bird's eye view of a section of the park, the “Alice Tea Time” spinning Tea cup ride and the Rock-Spin-Roll ride.
I rode with her on all the rides with the exception of the Zip Zap racer cars which are designed for those under 36 inches only. I had as much fun as she did. The only ride that scared her was the “Turtle Twirl” where you and your partner sit in a high back chair together and are swung around a pivot at high speed pressing you both against the chair with high G forces. She would not ride on “Bubbles the Roller Coaster” even though it looked like fun. There is small house with a bubble machine inside that blows a cloud of bubbles in front of the roller coaster as it passes through it at high speed.
The Park also offers one water feature at the Storybook Seaport where a bathing suit is recommended, which is the spray park – where water shoots through holes in the ground as the kids run through it . My granddaughter wanted to do this, but it was too cool that day to get wet.
In addition to the rides there were several nursery rhyme and children story themed automatons and still life characters. There was a giant still life “Moby Dick” spouting water thorough his blow hole, automatons of “The Three Bears” telling their story, “The Crooked House” where the crooked old man lived had a distortion mirror inside where the kids can look at themselves, a life size “Old Woman who Lives in a Shoe” house, an automaton for Hey Diddle Diddle where the cow jumps over the moon, a life size Old MacDonald Farm’s cow with rubber utters the kids can milk and Santa's House where you can meet him in Nov and at Christmas time.
There were live animals as well. Peacocks and geese in cages. Ducks that roam free around the property. There are food dispensers where for 25 cents you can buy food to feed the ducks.
Lots of places for photo opportunities - cut outs where the kids can stick their faces in and pretend to be the rabbit from “Alice and Wonderland”, or one of “Snow White’s” dwarfs, or place their head and arms into a stock used for public punishment of criminals long ago, or sit in a chair at the feet of a giant, larger than life “Mother Goose”.
Unlike most other amusement parks in the area, you can bring food from home into Storybook Land - which is very convenient for those who have allergies. They offer an extensive covered and uncovered picnic area (The Jack Horner's picnic area) reserved for eating food and drink purchased inside the park or made at home. However, they do not permit food or drink purchased from stores to be brought into the park – only food you make at home. Since our granddaughter must eat gluten free and has other allergies we brought our own picnic lunch made at home – that we knew would be safe for her – and ate in this picnic area. Water and soda can be purchased at soda machines at the picnic area or at any of the food centers in the park. (By the way bringing your own food also avoids waiting on long lines to be served at the food centers). There are three food centers in the park. I was told each food center has a list of ingredients for the foods they serve to help those with allergies to make a safe purchase.
Storybook Land does not offer the live entertainment acts in theaters or roving entertainment acts you find at other parks – like Great Adventures, Sesame Place, Dutch Wonderland or Hershey. And its automatons are very dated and certainly not as slick or professional as Disney. In fact, Storybook Land automatons look very creepy with piercing eyes and jerky motions that are not natural. But the kids seem to love them and be entertained by them. Even the ones that were afraid held onto their parents with their faces hidden but still insisted on hearing what these strange, creepy characters were saying. But what Storybook Land does offer is the basics of a great children amusement park, and they do the basics well.
Another advantage of Storybook Land is that crowds here are not as bad as I have experienced at other parks. We purposely planned our visit for a Monday to avoid the crowd but by the time we arrived at 11 AM – just one hour after the park opened, the parking lot was very full. It was an overcast day and not a good beach day for visitors to the shore, so most the vacationers choose to go to the amusement park over the beach. Despite all the extra people, for most of the rides, my granddaughter either rode immediately after she walked up or was in the next cycle of kids to ride. The lines and the waits were short.
There are three rest rooms inside the park – at the big, white castle at the entrance; at the “Jack Horner Picnic area” and near the “Turtle Twirl”. There are also smaller, one person at a time, type bathrooms outside the park in the big, white castle near the entrance as well.
I printed my tickets to the park at home through the Storybook Land web site and got additional $3 off each ticket – reducing the price to $24.95 per ticket. They give similar discounts for those over 65. For active/retired military with ID they give this discount to the whole family.

Date of experience: August 2018
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