Revitalisation to begin at New Orleans Storyland
Enchanted playground, Storyland, has been a fixture in the state since the 1950s, where children can climb aboard Captain Hook’s pirate ship, adventure into the mouth of Pinocchio’s whale or scamper up Jack & Jill’s hill.
Now, nearly 35 years after its last major renovation and 60 years of play, the park’s revitalisation will include four new exhibits and upgrades to the existing site, creating an environment that will allow participants to enjoy deeper interaction with the stories through outdoor play, education, and entertainment by using educational methods such as STEM and Inclusive Play. In addition, ADA accessibility will be ensured for more exhibits.
Not only will all of Storyland be revitalized – including the beloved 18 exhibits such as: Pinocchio and the Whale, Hey Diddle Diddle, the Storyland Castle, and the Puff the Magic Dragon slide, but the renovation will breathe new life into the popular spot for children’s birthday parties.
New exhibits include Jack and the Beanstalk, Humpty Dumpty, Tortoise and the Hare, and Boudreaux the Zydeco Gator.
This announcement comes on the heels of Storyland being named this month by Forbes ‘among best family-travel activities in New Orleans’.
Storyland will close starting July 8th, 2019. The grand reopening date will be announced near the end of summer and Storyland will reopen in early fall.