Visit Storybook Land
Just over the rainbow in Wylie Park, you'll find Aberdeen's magical theme park, Storybook Land. Follow the Yellow Brick Road to a land of enchantment which includes more than 65 larger-than-life nursery rhyme themed exhibits. Visit a medieval castle, complete with moat and guarded by knights in armor. See Rapunzel with her hair let down over the castle wall waiting for her prince to arrive. Climb aboard Captain Hook's boat, visit Humpty Dumpty's Wall, or crawl through the tunnel to the middle of "Dog Town," a prairie dog exhibit at the zoo. These are just a few of the many attractions based on our favorite nursery rhymes within Storybook Land. As if this nursery rhyme themed park and zoo wasn't enough, what's best of all about Storybook Land is that there is No Admission to enjoy the park! Storybook Land is open from April 15 to October 15. For more information, visit Storybook Land Visitor Center.
Rides & Concessions
If you are looking for great family fun, the rides at Storybook Land are just the ticket. Ride around the park on the Storybook Land Express, a miniature train that runs on real tracks. Experience the thrill of riding Humpty Dumpty's Roller Coaster as it dips, turns and flies through the air. Jump aboard the antique carousel, which features hand carved wooden animals and is a fun ride for young and old. Make sure to see the park from above in the Wizard's Balloon ride, or keep an eye out for the Tin Man's Slide. Rides and concessions are open from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Concession and ride hours may vary after August 11. For more information, visit Storybook Land Rides and Concessions.
The Land of Oz
L. Frank Baum, noted author and resident of Aberdeen from 1888 to 1891, wrote his story and timeless children's classic, "The Wizard of Oz." The theme, setting and characters from "The Wizard of Oz" provided the inspiration for Aberdeen's newest theme park, The Land of Oz. Part of Storybook Land, The Land of Oz features several attractions including Dorothy's House, complete with tornado special effects. See cows and chickens fly through the sir! Visit Munchkin Land, Scarecrow's and Tin Man's houses. Travel the Yellow Brick Road through the Haunted Forest, where the Talking Trees shout out as you make you way to the Lion's Den and the Wicked Witch's Castle. The Land of Oz is located in Storybook Land and there is no cost to visit.
Storybook Land Activities and Theatre
A wide variety of arts activities are scheduled during June through August at the Storybook Land Castle. Activities from painting to music are free for youth to enjoy in Aberdeen's Storybook Land Castle. The summer is also filled with theatre performances by the Aberdeen Storybook Land Theatre Company, musical entertainment by guest performances, and more. The height of the summer is at the end of July during the Annual Storybook Land Festival. For a complete schedule, go to Storybook Land activities.