We do a lot of traveling (hence the blog) and visit a lot of places. We usually have a great time wherever we go. Sure, sometimes it’s fraught with disasters but in the end it winds up being fun (at least that’s how we remember it after a few years).
However, this past week, I experienced the best trip ever.
My daughter and I went to Storybook Land. Now, this is not really a “big” trip. It’s only about an hour away and only two of us went for one afternoon. None the less, I’m categorizing it as a trip.
Here’s why it was the best:
- we didn’t rush
- it was clean
- we walked all over without missing the stroller
- everyone was nice
- we had no expectations
- the weather was perfect
- we loved the rides and the exhibits
- there were no tears (NONE, that is unbelievable but true)
- it was age appropriate
- nobody got car sick
This all happened even though:
- it was expensive
- we had to park far
- it was crowded
Storybook Land is filled with all rides and small exhibits related to kid’s stories. I say exhibits because I don’t know what else to call them. Here are some examples of the exhibits:
- A big boot you can walk through that is supposed to be the Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe
- A big sculpture of Moby Dick with his mouth open you can stand in
- A pumpkin with a moving statue of a woman making pies representing Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater (and another pumpkin you can go in)
- Snow White’s house that you can look in the windows and see and hear the elves singing and dancing (and a Dopey figure to stick your head in)
- Live birds including a regular peacock and two white peacocks (I’ve never seen those before!)
See, exhibits, right?
They also have rides, like:
They have a few rides that are faster, higher, and overall a bit scarier but my daughter doesn’t like those yet, so we stuck to the smaller rides.
Storybook Land is perfect for three through eight year-olds. Younger or older can certainly go but I don’t think they’d enjoy it as much. It really is a clean, well-kept park that is lots of fun!