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Somewhere in a hotel I saw a flyer for this small amusement park called Storyland, a fairy tale park with kidddie rides and such. They advertised having a small roller coaster so I decided since it was on the way I would stop by for a few hours.
After making the other pit stops, I made it to Storyland. This park is much bigger than expected, and like Dutch Wonderland, was one of those kiddie parks where you can simply relax. Unlike Legoland, this park wasn't a corporate swamp. A lot of time was spent on scenery. This park boasts a teacup ride that looks like a cuckoo clock, a large swan boat ride, (the driver ran it into a tree), a pirate ship ride, and the Hanneford Circus. There was also a tractor ride that went around a farm, and you could push a cow button and it would moo, a pig button and it would oink, etc.
And no, this park didn't have monster rollercoasters, simulators based on movies, or anything that had to be bigger than the one in the corporate owned park next to it. And that was one of the things that made this park so great.
Because of the quality of this park, and the fact I discovered there were two more theme parks in New Hampshire I decided to stay an extra day and push my schedule back. Believe it or not, there are four theme parks in New Hampshire.
I have two videos posted here, The Polar Coaster, and the first two shows of the Hanneford Circus. the show was about thirty minutes long.