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Land of Make Believe & Pirate's Cove

354 Great Meadows Road - Rt. 611, Hope, NJ 07844
+1 908-459-9000
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Perfect place for younger kids

This place is exactly where you need to go with kids under 10. The water park is just big enough... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Pat M
Bayonne, New Jersey
Fun place for little kids

This is a small local water park, perfect for grandparents and grandkids. Some rides, some water... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Hope, New Jersey
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“wading pool” (40 reviews)
“pirate ship” (31 reviews)
“water slides” (49 reviews)
354 Great Meadows Road - Rt. 611, Hope, NJ 07844
+1 908-459-9000
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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...More

1  Thank Pat M
Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 31 October 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...More

Thank Lou F
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank patriciae37
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank Tara L
Reviewed 7 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...More

2  Thank LittleItalyNj
Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank ChristinePizz1965
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...More

Thank TeamPidge
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank Melissa R
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Sue C
Is 16 months too young for this place?
15 June 2017|
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Response from Pat M | Reviewed this property |
Not at all it is really ideal for that age.
Would u recommend it for 7 to 13 year oldd
17 August 2016|
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Response from PunkySunshine | Reviewed this property |
I think a 7 - 13 year old would love the water part of the park - all the slides would be fun/accessible. As for the dry/mechanical rides, the 13 year old may be too big to ride quite a few. There would still be a... More
What are the admission prices can't access the website
21 July 2016|
Response from jeanette102 | Reviewed this property |
It's $27 for adults and $29 for children over 2. Under 2 is free but they cannot use kiddie rides only pool area. Parking is free