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Iconic Land of Make Believe’s 69th year of family fun begins Memorial Day Weekend

HOPE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – 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 27-29.

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 covers 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 17.

Land of Make Believe is located at 354 Great Meadows Road – Rt. 611 in Hope, NJ 07844. For more information about the park or to purchase tickets in advance, visit or their Facebook page.

For those interested in employment at Land of Make Believe, call 908-459-4521.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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