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Land of Make Believe & Pirate's Cove, Hope

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Water Park Theme Park
Offering a variety of rides and water attractions, Land of Make Believe & Pirate's Cove offers activities that are ideal for children younger thanĀ ageĀ 12. First opened in 1954, the amusement park has a long history and is reminiscent of decades past. Try out some of the rides, including the junior-sized roller coaster, Tilt-A-Whirl, merry-go-round, and the Civil War train that loops around the park. If rides aren't your cup of tea, visit the Petting Zoo or take in the interactive Middle Earth Theater, mazes, and hayrides. Water attractions like the Lazy River, wading pool, and waterslides keep you cool. Recently the park installed some more thrilling water rides, such as Pirate's Plunge and the Black Hole, which may be more attractive to parents or teens. Outside food is allowed inside, so bring a cooler if you like. Arrange your visit to Land of Make Believe & Pirate's Cove and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hope using our Hope travel itinerary maker.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 sa...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
Google
  • Just a nice, wholesome place to visit with the kids. My daughter loves to ride the carnival style rides again and again. We got a season pass- what an amazing deal. The water park is heavy on the kids stuff but that lazy river is just lovely
  • Food is not good. But you can bring your own food if you want to which is cool. We went before they opened to the public and for that reason the lazy river was not open which was a BIG let down. Otherwise it's a great place for a child to have fun for a day.
  • The place recently turned sixty, and while still generally fun, shows its age. It's a kiddy park with old fashioned amusments and characters that cater to the very young of days gone by. They've got a small water park and pirate ship, lazy river, and a few water slides for older children. The rest stands essentially unchanged for the better part of a decade and a half. As such, it might be a little boring for anyone over or under the ages of eight and eighty. They have good quality fast food and sweets, but those looking for convenience or modern amenities are in for a few let downs. The park is discover card or cash only, with no option to purchase tickets online, and strict rules regarding the type of food you can bring in (no coolers in the waterpark). Attractions are very dated, rides are a little warn down, and from what I've heard staff could be doing better when it comes to customer service, attitude, and overall cleanliness. In spite of such, they're set in their ways, and show little initiative when it comes to changing for better or worse. The place has a nice history, and if such continues, might eventually become part of it.
  • Great amusement park/ water park for kids. Small enough to be covered in a single day. One tip: come with Cash as they don't accept Visa and MasterCard at all. All concession purchases are Cash only.
  • Booked the school especially for the easy river...they said it would be open and it was closed....a big disappointment to the adult especially....when confronted with the problem..they seem like they didn't care...otherwise... everyone was very hospitable...and we had a great time!!!