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Land of Make Believe & Pirate's Cove

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Address: 354 Great Meadows Road - Rt. 611, Hope, NJ 07844
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+1 908-459-9000

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The best Advice I can give with this place is to get there early to secure your lounge chair. They could do a better job with some of the communications. The tables have signs... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Lou F
Parsippany, New Jersey
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Bayonne, New Jersey
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This place is exactly where you need to go with kids under 10. The water park is just big enough for them to enjoy and parents not to pass out from too much chasing kids . The amusement part is the same. Rides are made for younger kids. It doesnt get as crowded as any of the other parks and... More 

Thank Pat M
Hope, New Jersey
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a small local water park, perfect for grandparents and grandkids. Some rides, some water slides and a lazy river. Not huge, but clean and fun.

Thank jnegs91
Parsippany, New Jersey
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83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The best Advice I can give with this place is to get there early to secure your lounge chair. They could do a better job with some of the communications. The tables have signs that say Not for Picnics, but people have all out picnics anyway. Having someone who speaks clear English at the Ticket Booths would help at the... More 

Thank Lou F
Sparta, New Jersey
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129 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Had not been here since my own children were small. Visited recently with my granddaughter. What a delightful place! Easy no charge parking, easy entry, inexpensive food choices, lovely picnic areas, many many rides for the kiddies. My granddaughter is 2 and a half and there was plenty for her. The water park was wonderful, as it was a really... More 

Thank Sue F
EAston, Pa
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This park caters to families with young children. Geared for the under 12 year old set. An amusement park with rides for children mostly under 8. Santa's workshop is neat children get a free cookie cutter from Santa and the pizza downstairs is the perfect place to eat. The huge wading pool is unbelievable I have never seen one so... More 

Thank patriciae37
Stanhope, United States
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Land of Make Believe is a fantastic family get away that caters to younger children. The water park is fabulous for everyone young and old and we are never disappointed. the food is cheap and delicious and there is plenty to keep the whole family busy all day long. Feel free to bring a picnic if food there isn't in... More 

Thank Tara L
Netcong, New Jersey
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89 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The Land of Make Belive is a small and nice water/amusement park nestled in the woods near Hope, NJ. It's easlily accessible off Rt. 80 in less than 5 minutes. The park offers great amusement rides for small children and a large, less than knee deep, pool filled with small slides, a pirate ship and small animal figurines for the... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Won 4 tickets to the Land of Make Believe traveled with my sister in law,3 nieces, and my 8 year old son who is disabled. The park was very crowded and hard to find a chair because they are all reserved by people leaving there towels. We arrived and hour after the park open. We couldn't find any were to... More 

Thank ChristinePizz1965
Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
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242 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Ah, the childhood memories. It's nice that this place is still around, better than ever, and ready to be introduced to a new generation. The rides in the park are mostly for the little ones, although adults can ride stuff like the Tilt-A-Whirl, Tornado, Ferris wheel and train. These days the main attraction is the waterpark- we didn't give ti... More 

Thank TeamPidge
West Milford, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We went first thing on a Sunday and it was perfect. No lines for any rides until 12:30 and then it was only the water park that was crowded. The amusement rides were perfect for young children, Pirates cove was very cute and the water refreshingly cold. My three year old loved it and wants to go back asap

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