I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Storybook Land

Me - Storybook Land, wow! Recently, my parents, sister and I went to Storybook Land. It is an amusement park representing Mother Goose nursery rhymes and fairy tales. It was really cool. They had little houses that you couldn't go inside, but if you pressed a button the characters inside moved or something. They also had little buildings that you could go in. They showed the stories of like Snow White, and if you pressed a button they told their story. My sister and I went on every single ride that they had. Here are some of my favorites. Tik Tok Clock Drop which represented Hickory Dickory Dock. Bubbles which was a rollercoaster. It was so awesome with a lot of twists and turns and a little house that blows bubbles. Jack and the Beanstalk Bounce which pretty much tells you what it represents. There was Turtle Twirl. Turtle Twirl was a ride where you sit inside a giant turtle shell and it spins you around and around. That was all my favorites, but there were also other good rides. The only ride I didn't like was The Tugboat. It was boring. It went back and forth and turned very slowly. My sister and I went on almost every ride more than once. It was a really fun day.

Mom - For years, we had been talking about going to Storybook Land in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, and we finally made it there this year. As it is really an amusement park that is more geared for younger kids, my girls are getting to the age when they will be too old for the park so I am glad we finally made it there. It was fun. The park consistents of rides and storybook characters. There are not that many rides and the rides that there are are pretty small for the most part. Because there were not so many rides, my girls were able to go on rides more than one time. They enjoyed that. The storybook characters were animatronic figures in little houses and things that resembled their storybook habitats. They mostly either moved a little or told their storybook story. They were cute, but not nearly so fun and/or entertaining as the animatronic figures at Disney parks. Little kids would probably enjoy hearing their favorite characters tell their stories. My girls were a little old for that so we only listened to a little bit of each one. One of the most unique things about the park was that they actually had a really goat as one of the Billy Goats Gruff. He was high up on a platform. There were buckets attached to a pulley system. You could bring the buckets down to the ground using the pulleys, buy some feed from a machine, put it in the bucket and sent it up for the goats to eat. There were also deer that you could feed. However, they didn't really seem to fit along with the theme of the park because they weren't related to any story. Anyway, all in all it was a fun day but no Disneyland.

And that's our view. What is your favorite Storybook character?

Tune in tomorrow for Funny Friday.

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