Driving on a curler coaster has been on my youngsters’ bucket record, and we lastly obtained to test it off once we made it to the Land of Make Imagine in Hope Township. This former dairy farm, reworked into an amusement park in 1954, has over 30 acres of reasonably priced enjoyable and loads of kid-friendly curler coasters good for my little coaster fans. Plus, all of us cherished that we might cool off on the themed Pirate’s Cove waterpark inside the park. It was a straightforward day journey, and one of the best half was many rides and actions had very brief strains, so we have been in a position to do all the pieces on the park for loads of memorable household enjoyable. Scroll down for extra on our day there, and take a look at our the place to go for family-friendly waterparks in NJ and different NJ Amusement Parks the place you may get your thrills out this summer season too.
Amusement for the entire household at Land of Make Imagine
My youngsters made a beeline for the rides as quickly as we obtained to The Land of Make Imagine. We began on the classics just like the carousel, Ferris Wheel (referred to as the “Wishing Wheel”), and the Tilt-A-Whirl. Then there are lovable kiddie rides—the primary cease was the Magic Dragon, the place my youngsters might management how excessive or low they needed to go. The following was the Bounce Round Frog, which hops and makes cute frog noises because it strikes, and the Purple Baron, the place my youngsters felt like actual pilots. We upped the motion issue on the Twister, a enjoyable spinning experience, after which a simulated boat experience on the stormy seas on the Rockin’ Tug. And eventually, the principle occasion was the Thriller Curler Coaster which had thrills and spills—simply the correct quantity of coaster for us. My youngsters additionally cherished the brand new Spinning Coaster and the Drop & Twist (which additionally gave us nice aerial views of the park). And for the adventurous, don’t miss the Scream Machine 360, which spins, twists, and even turns you the other way up.
Argh! Take a pirate water journey
Shiver me timbers! We have been thrilled to be taught that waterpark admission is included with the amusement park tickets on the Land of Make Imagine, and we made positive to convey our fits. After the rides, we modified (there are lockers to retailer your stuff), and because it was so sizzling, the waterpark was a welcome oasis to chill off. My youngsters cherished Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship and Blackbeard’s River, the place they rode a tube by waves, rapids, and waterfalls. Whereas the children have been hanging within the Pirate’s Cove Wading Pool (America’s largest wading pool), I noticed courageous contributors over at Blackbeard’s Pirate Fort, the place they have been getting a 1,000 gallon of water dumped on their heads after which taking place the slides at Pirate’s Plunge.
Have fun Christmas in July
No journey to the Land of Make Imagine is full with out some Christmas cheer, so we headed to Santa’s Barn to listen to what he’s been as much as in his summer season North Pole residence. After hanging with the large man and trying out the sleigh standing at Santa’s Aviation Store, we stopped for a break at Mama Santa’s Pizza and Rudolph’s Ice Cream Parlor. My youngsters ran across the Sweet Cane Forest stuffed with life-size colourful sweet canes and loved the brand new maze—an important place to get some vitality out.
Go to Previous MacDonald’s farm
In a nod to Land of Make Imagine’s dairy farm roots, there’s an lovable barn with home cattle in the midst of the park. It was a pleasant break from the rides and water park to go to and see the animals and had some shady areas to duck out of the solar. Plus, it’s a great place for youthful youngsters to hang around if older siblings go on rides. There have been fairly just a few animals to see on the farm, however my youngsters mentioned they cherished the cow essentially the most.
Step again in time
Moreover the amusement rides, there’s plenty of historical past at Land of Make Imagine. The Douglas DC-3 was first produced in 1935, and it revolutionized air transport within the ’30s and ’40s. It was thought of probably the most vital transport plane ever constructed due to its impression on the airline trade and its service in WWII. This was a favourite household spot for us as a result of my son might climb into the cockpit, and we have been fascinated to listen to its story and the way it was acquired by Land of Make Imagine. Persevering with the historical past theme, we took a practice experience on the 1863 CP Huntington Civil Battle Prepare, inbuilt Paterson, NJ. The practice takes a visit by a tunnel and throughout the park. We additionally noticed you’ll be able to take a experience on the Off-Highway Safari Journey to see the Wild West of the 1700s, although we ran out of time. One other exercise my youngsters thought seemed enjoyable was mining for gems and fossils on the Land of Make Imagine Mining Firm. We vowed to come back again and take a look at these subsequent time.
What to know earlier than you go
The Land of Make Imagine is open day by day from Memorial Day till the weekend after Labor Day. The hours are 10 AM-6 PM, with the water park closing at 5:30 PM. We discovered it was simple to do your complete park in a day, and it offers you loads of time on the water park. There are top necessities for some rides, and youngsters beneath 3 are restricted to sure rides, such because the carousel, practice, and the water park. Each day tickets are discounted on-line or on the gate to $35 for everybody (youngsters beneath 3 are free) and embrace all of the points of interest and the waterpark. Bear in mind there are not any refunds or rain checks, and all gross sales are remaining. Whereas we packed just a few snacks, you’ll be able to convey meals for a picnic or buy refreshments on the park. There are additionally exhibits, lockers, video games, a present store, and free parking.
Land of Make Imagine
354 Rt 611, Hope, NJ 07844
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