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Monday, June 24, 2024

Iconic Land of Make Believe’s 69th Year of Family Fun Begins Memorial Day Weekend

HOPE TOWNSHIP, N.J. – You don’t have to travel far to enjoy a fun-filled day of affordable family excitement with rides, water slides, a safari adventure, river tubing, live theater, boardwalk games and a host of other activities. For the ultimate “day vacation trip,” Land of Make Believe checks all the boxes.

Land of Make Believe in Hope kicks off its 69th season Memorial Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 27th – 29th. Land of Make Believe is conveniently located on Route 80, Exit 12, and a short drive from Routes 46 and 78.

The iconic award-winning amusement park has been entertaining young children, teens, parents and grandparents for nearly seven decades with an array of rides, attractions and activities for the entire family. 

In the past few years, Land of Make Believe has expanded its “land and water” rides to include new thrill rides for young adults such as the Scream Machine 360, Safari Adventure and Tumblin’ Timbers roller coaster. The expansive award-winning water park has also added numerous challenging water slides and is sure to get visitors wet with delight. 

Land of Make Believe continues to offer plenty of rides for children of all ages and the whole family, including classics such as the Ferris wheel, merry-go-round and the Thriller roller coaster.  

Land of Make Believe, which was named one of the most iconic amusement parks in America (and the only one in New Jersey) alongside Disney World in Florida, Kings Dominion in Virgina, Knotts Berry Farm in California and many other “big name” parks around the country, has been recognized by numerous organizations for its outstanding safety record.
Land of Make Believe prides itself on being clean, safe and affordable. It is unique to other amusement parks in that it offers free parking and allows for families to bring in their own food. One price tickets cover nearly every ride and attraction in the park. In addition, Land of Make Believe supports 400 acres of open space as a benefit – and at no cost – to residents. 

After Memorial Day weekend, Land of Make Believe is open weekends in early June, and daily beginning on Father’s Day weekend, June 17th.

For more about the park or to purchase tickets in advance, visit or its Facebook page, Land of Make Believe Hope NJ. For those interested in employment at Land of Make Believe, call 908-459-4521.