Story Land PTR July 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010 10:28 PM

This trip was sort of last minute coming up just a day before. But I got up and wrapped up a few things so I could enjoy the day. I went with my parents and niece. They had return passes so I only needed a ticket for myself. Though not unexpected I found us leaving late and not arriving at the park till 1:15 that day. I got a ticket at a discount $23.99,a $2 dollar increase form last year. While not terribly expensive compared to some parks it was given the 4 hours and 45 minutes left to the operating day.

We made out way in and while my parents brought my niece to the restroom I walked over to the Yum Yum Junction. The building is no longer a gift shop, Instead it has been converted to a candy, Ice cream and fudge shop.It was a nice change. The majority of souvenirs it offered can be found in other locations so it wasn’t a loss. The new food options were welcomed, but I was surprised that they not use the candy shop as a primary exit. They even promote it on the sign.

The ride was a blast as usual and it’s always a joy to ride a coaster that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

We road the Bamboo chute, the parks flume ride, another custom design Hopkins ride. We checked out the online photo from the ride but didn’t buy after seeing the $12 dollar price. When the price was 8 we would buy one every year on multiple rides sometime more then once a year. No we just move on without buying anything. I snapped a shot of the screen none the less.

As we made out way to the front we came up to the ProfessorBigglesteps lab. The park removed the large cannon on the off season and in its place is a building with 2 midway style games and a small gift shop. I wish they could have kept it. I have always seen the Cannon as an iconic aspect of the park so I found it strange to see it gone. Wish they could have kept it. The cannon was a set piece for the Journey to the Moon dark ride that operated in the dome.

The second game is a duck race winner ever time attraction for $2dollars. The Crab crawl water race game is now $2 dollars and I suspect but wasn’t able to confirm the roller ball race game in Mexico also gone up.

My niece had fun and some adults seemed to get into it but like most of the playgrounds the adults just watched.

The new acts consisted of a dog trick act which my presents believe they saw on Americas Got talent a couple season ago, a girl performing with hula hoops, and a family of acrobats using a to do stunts.

Thing was the lighthouse snacks is no longer a snack shop. It’s not Lighthouse Pizza. The prices were a bit high ($3 slices, $6.99 2 slices and drink combo) and my niece was asking for her traditional hot dog so we went else ware

Total 16.95 + 9% meal tax.

The day was for my nice. So we hit rides she asked to ride. He hit the Balloon Ferris wheel before making our way to the Carousel.




Last edited by MRCEagle, Friday, August 6, 2010 11:04 PM
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Friday, August 6, 2010 10:34 PM

Egerly awaiting your PTR, Story Land (along with Santa's Village and Canobie Lake) was my summer rotation of parks way back in the day as a kid. I loved Story Land, I know Voyage to the Moon is gone (sad) but is the corney garden show, Jungle Cr...I mean Safari ride, and Mine Walkthrough still there?

Last time I was there Bamboo Chutes was the new ride.

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Friday, August 6, 2010 11:11 PM

Touchdown said:
Egerly awaiting your PTR, Story Land (along with Santa's Village and Canobie Lake) was my summer rotation of parks way back in the day as a kid. I loved Story Land, I know Voyage to the Moon is gone (sad) but is the corney garden show, Jungle Cr...I mean Safari ride, and Mine Walkthrough still there?

Last time I was there Bamboo Chutes was the new ride.

Canobie was posted a week ago I can link it if you can;t find it.

The Farm Fallies show is still there but in a new theater in teh Farm area added in 2003. The Safari ride is still there but had been toned down and made very cartoonish and a resent rehab to the train line has eaten into itas well. The mine walk through is still there but has also been toned down slightly.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010 9:57 AM

Some how not all of my trip report got posted. After many tries to report it it just won't happen. you can read my Full trip Reports on the Whalom forums. I have also attached the link to the Trip Photo Gallery.

http://s6.zetaboards.com/New_Whalom_Park/topic/8666275/1


Story Land July 2010 Photo Gallery




Last edited by MRCEagle, Saturday, August 7, 2010 10:07 AM
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Saturday, August 7, 2010 12:38 PM

Story Land looks beautiful. Polar Coaster is one of those quirky rides I've been wanting to get to ever since I saw it in ACE's Guide To Ride in '93 I believe. And they have Flyers!

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Sunday, August 8, 2010 10:46 AM

They do take good care of the park. and the Flyers are wonderfully themed but run a little slow. they have bought the Scooters of of Whalom when that closed but there was damage to the main structure. it was goign to cost less to buy a new one.

The park also bought the Whip but they have not installed it.

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