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“Connected to amusement park and botanic gardens”
Review of Storyland

Storyland
Ranked #139 of 381 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A fairy tale land populated by fantastic creatures who like nothing better than little kids!
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Maybe most reviewers do not realize that the $4 admission also gets you in to the botanic gardens AND the amusement park. Amazing deal. Yes, Storyland is pretty lame and needs some upkeep. But the gardens and amusement park are great. Take the kids through Storyland then head to the other connected attractions. You can take the streetcar to City Park, although it's a bit of a hike through the park.

Thank emilys2222
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Family of 5 cost $20. Part of trail closed off and moat didn't have water in it. Displays were dirty and some broken. Locks on doors on some displays. If visiting NO I would skip as there so much better stuff to do. Not worth the time as it will only take 1 hour including play time. Trolley will take you an hour to get there up Canal St, taxi will cost about $27. And the $20 doesn't include any rides.. that will cost you $4 per person per ride.

Thank Etonian30
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Wow $16 to get in and the park is in extreme poor condition. Over half of The displays were broken or run down to almost decrepit conditions. The water fountains did not even working.

Thank Cherish C
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

I remembered Storyland, from when I was younger – much, much younger. With the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, we were glad to see that it had reopened, but on this trip, we gave it a bit more of an “inspection.”

Yes, most of it DID survive the storm and the flooding that followed (better than some other areas of City Park), but it appears that refurbishment of Storyland is not a high priority, and I think that is a shame. This little park has such great potential for children of the city, and for families on a visit.

I realize that it is not in competition with say a Disney park, but it was never meant to be. However, it needs to have a major restoration project. City Park is such a beautiful, and wonderful asset to the City, and this park does fill a niche. I only hope that it can be remodeled, and regain its past glory. Quite sad to both of us.

Thank The_Loup_Garou
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

So - the kids liked this place. It was my 4 yr olds favorite stop...that said - it made my heart sad to see how run down each display was. The place is clearly not kept up. The characters are loaded with webs and are chipping all over the place. Though the price is reasonable for a children's attraction a I'd gladly pay more if it was actually kept up.
The kids liked the dragon slide. And were entertained for roughly 30-45mins. If you're staying downtown. I'd say take the trolley out to city park (from canal) it's a nice ride and make sure you take a stroller for young kids!!! It's quite a walk. There's a beautiful sculpture garden nearby - not sure if it costs anything. We didn't go.

Beautiful park to visit even if you skip storyland.

Bring drinks!! It gets hot!

1  Thank Rachael S
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