Storyland in New Orleans City Park has been a favorite place for kids and adults. This beloved New Orleans attraction has been a part of our hearts for 60 years and it has not been updated in nearly 35 years. Talk about a long time coming!
STEM-related activities, increasing ADA accessibility and becoming more inclusive were among the primary goals for the $800,000 upgrade.
This revitalization comes just in time for Celebration in the Oaks which opens this week!
What Upgrades Were Done TO Storyland in New Orleans City Park?
Updates to old favorites, like the Puff the Magic Dragon slide, and four new additions breathed new life into this historic attraction, which was recently named one of the top family activities in New Orleans.
Classic exhibits, such as Snow White, Hey Diddle, Diddle, Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio and the Whale, Little Red Riding Hood, and others, received enhancements.
One of my favorites was the upgrade to the Gingerbread Man, who received an interactive Candyland game!
Don't forget to slide down the beautifully restored Puff the Magic Dragon slide and then make your way to stop by and visit The Little Mermaid. You can steer your own pirate ship in the grotto and strike a pose as a mermaid or merman!
What New Exhibts Are at Storyland in New Orleans City Park?
The four new exhibits include Boudreaux the Zydeco Gator, Humpty Dumpty (complete with large blocks to build Humpty's wall), The Tortoise and the Hare, and Jack and the Beanstalk.
Where is Storyland Located?
Storyland is located inside of City Park by the Carousel Gardens.
When Is Storyland in New Orleans City Park Open?
Storyland is open 7 days a week from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (with final entry at 4:30 pm).
What is the cost of Addmission to Storyland in New Orleans City Park?
The cost of admission for Storyland is $5 per person. Kids 36″ tall and under receive free admission. Friends of City Park receive free admission.
Paid admission to Storyland also includes admission to Carousel Gardens Amusement Park (when open). Ride tickets purchased separately.
Storyland also offers season passes, birthday parties, private events and more.
You can visit New Orleans City Park for more information. And check out the Pint-Sized Cities Instagram Story Highlights for more pictures of the new and improved Storyland in New Orleans City Park.
Be sure to let us know which exhibit is your favorite
Noele is native New Orleanian, whose husband somehow convinced her to move to Metairie, where they currently reside with their four children, Kaitlyn (13), Aidan (10), Abigail (7) & Wyatt (16 months), two dogs, and tortoise. She works full time as a Paralegal at a small, personal injury law firm. When she's not working or carpooling her kids around the city and trying to manage the family calendar, you can find her enjoying a glass of wine while cooking for friends and family. Greek Fest, Bayou Boogaloo, and the beach are her happy places. She is a self-proclaimed hot-mess mama who also enjoys reading, writing, and exploring the GNO area.