Land of Make Believe  

The Land of Make Believe is a family amusement park and water park catering primarily to families and children under 13. It is designed specifically for parents to participate with their children. Opened in 1954, it is in Hope Township, in Warren County, northern New Jersey, New Jersey on County Route 611, 2 mi (3.2 km) from exit 12 off of Interstate 80. It centers itself around “Safe and wholesome recreation,” with entertaining rides and attractions that are most appropriate for children under the age of thirteen; but also has many attractions for people of all ages but not so extreme that it scares off young children mixed in.

Some of its most prominent attractions are the civil war train (which loops around most of the park), the Pirate’s Wading Pool, the largest in America with a life-size Pirate Ship, and the Pirates Escape & Pirates, revenge dual racing slides. The Land of Make Believe has many of the standard amusement parks rides like a junior-sized roller coaster, a Tilt-A-Whirl, Drop & Twist, Tornado, and Scream Machine 360 ultimate upside-down thrill ride as more specialized attractions like a hay ridehayride and a petting zoo. Water attractions include the Pirates Plunge, Blackbeard’s Pirate Fort, The Sidewinder, Blackbeard’s Action River Ride, and eight waterslides.

Initially, this park in northern New Jersey, NJ featured only attractions for small children, adding some water attractions for children in the late 1980s. Beginning in the first decade of the 2000s, the park has already started to add rides that adults can enjoy yet are not too extreme for children. These included standards included standard, intermediate adult flat rides found in carnivals and amusement parks and more enormous waterslides found in significant waterparks.

Once a dairy farm, the founder transformed a beautiful valley into a charming, magical location in New Jersey. Knowing the cost of raising children, he encouraged families to bring their food and enjoy picnicking in our picnic grove.  Land of Make Believe has food, too. Great hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, chicken, pizza, milkshakes, lemonade, soda, and the best ice cream. All at very reasonable prices. Guests tell us they have the best French fries and homemade fudge.  Land of Make Believe is for all ages. All ages of children, all ages of adults.


  • Sidewinder
  • Tornado
  • Drop & Twist
  • Pirate’s Escape & Pirate’s Revenge
  • Cannonball
  • Tilt-A-Whirl
  • Blackhole
  • Rockin’ Tug
  • Thriller Roller Coaster
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  • Blackbeard’s River
  • Pirate’s Plunge
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  • Blackbeard’s Pirate Fort
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Samba Balloon
  • Magic Dragon
  • Flying Pirate Rife
  • Grand Carousel
  • Red Baron
  • Pirate’s Cove Wading Pool
  • Santa’s Barn
  • Colonel Corn Talking Scarecrow


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