What is Storyland?
The inspiration to create Story Land occurred in a European country only a few years after the end of World War Two. In 1950, the US Army sent Bob and Ruth Morrell to Germany. There they met a gifted and creative doll maker who designed dolls that were created from children’s stories. Her name was Frau Von Arps, and after she sold these marvelous collection of dolls to the Morrell couple, she gave them some advice. She told them that when they returned home from Germany, they might want to build a small village for their prized dolls. But Bob and Ruth’s imagination went far beyond that.
From those collection of intricately designed dolls, the Morrell’s felt compelled to bring those dolls to life in a village that would make all childhood stories and characters come alive and real.
In the summer of 1954 amidst the backdrop of the New Hampshire’s majestic White Mountains, Story Land was born. At this time there was only one ride called Freddy the Fire Truck. It was a real Fire Truck that drove its guests along a path amidst the woods. Some of the original storybook characters on display were the Old Woman in the Shoe, Peter Rabbit, the Three Little Pigs, Humpty Dumpty, and others.
In these early years many said that this crazy idea would never survive, but every year Bob and Ruth would put all of their profits back into the park and add new features and improve existing attractions.
Bob and Ruth passed away in the 1990′s and their two children, Stoney and Nancy took up the management of Story Land Park. Stoney managed it in the mid 1980s until his own passing in 2006. Then in 2007 the Kennywood Entertainment Company family of theme parks took over the operation from Nancy.
Get Promotional Discounts, Deals, and Coupon Codes for Storyland
You may find Story Land Coupons in your local newspapers or inserts. There is a special Guest Appreciation Day this year where you can save four dollars per person for admission. All children younger than three years old are admitted free.
Specials & Events:
Guest Appreciation Days:
June 18, 2010 – June 24, 2010
$22.99 per person, ages 3 and above. Rate is available only at the front gate on these dates.
If you have a group larger than 25 you qualify for discounts. Any School groups, scout troops, camps, or church groups are welcome.
To make group rate reservations, please call 603-383-4293 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional group guidelines and information will be available.
It is not easy to find Story Land coupons, however, there is a Pass called The Children’s Fun Pass that allows many discounts (some to children under the age of 12 A FREE admission) to over 100 of New England’s best family attractions when accompanied by an adult.
This Fun Pass costs only $25 and is valued at over $1000. This Pass may be used all year long in New Hampshire, Massachusetts,Vermont and in Maine. It can also be used on weekends and school vacations. Some of the over 100 attractions include Water Country, Loon Mountain, Davis Farmland, Story Land, The Butterfly Place, and Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary. The Pass will also give you admittance to Edaville USA and many other amusement parks, museums, theaters, and water parks.