Storyland is Alive and Well


By Carla Charter

GLEN, N.H.- Despite Facebook rumors today, Storyland is NOT closing.  The fake news started, according to Lauren Hawkins, Director of Marketing for the amusement park, when a post appeared on New Hampshire Network Facebook page stating that Storyland was closing in the Fall. New Hampshire Network is known as a site which posts satire and humor. About five hours later the site debunked their earlier post stating that indeed the landmark park was NOT closing.

Storyland is a storybook themed park which offers over 30 attractions, rides and shows including a wooden rollercoaster, called Roar-o-saurus, with a series of cars shaped like a dinosaur. Visitors can take a ride in a pumpkin up to visit Cinderella in her castle. There are also a Log Flume Ride called Bamboo Chutes, an Antique German Carousel, a Train and a Teacup Ride.

Along with Cinderella, other characters at the park include Tinkerbell and Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs, Little Bo Peep, Mother Goose, the Old Woman in the Shoe, Rory the Dinosaur, Duke the Dragon and Humpty Dumpty.  New characters this year include a life-sized Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat from Mister Rogers Neighborhood. They also offer the chance for families to enjoy tea Time with Cinderella and a character dinner with all of the parks characters, for an extra charge.

Storyland is located in Glen N.H. and is currently opened Friday, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 to 5 p.m. They will be open full-time beginning on Fathers Day weekend. More information about the park can be found at www.storylandnh.com.