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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Iconic Land of Make Believe To Feel The “Fury” in its 70th Year of Family Fun

PRESS RELEASE: HOPE TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Get ready to feel the “fury” at Land of Make Believe when it launches its 70th season of family fun Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27.

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, and this year there is something extra special for children, teens and parents with the park’s newest ride, “Pirates Fury.”

The new ride takes family members of all ages on the high seas as the ship rocks back and forth as if they are enduring stormy waves in the ocean. For those “true pirates,” that’s just one of many exciting adventures offered at Land of Make Believe, conveniently located on Route 80, exit 12, and a short drive from Routes 31, 46 and 78.

The iconic award-winning amusement park has been entertaining young children, teens, parents and grandparents for generations with an array of rides, attractions and activities for the whole 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 the new spinning roller coaster. The expansive award-winning water park, with something for any age, has also added numerous challenging water slides. 

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

Land of Make Believe was selected as 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, Knott’s Berry Farm in California and many other big name parks around the country, and has been recognized by numerous organizations for its outstanding safety record.

Land of Make Believe prides itself on being clean, safe, wholesome and affordable. It is unique to other amusement parks in that it offers free parking and invites families to bring in their own food for a picnic or partake in the many tasty items available for purchase – including the super popular cheese fries and homemade fudge. One-price tickets cover 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 taxpayers. 

After Memorial Day weekend, Land of Make Believe is open weekends in early June, and daily beginning on Father’s Day weekend, June 15, through Labor Day weekend in September. 

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.