Rotary Storyland and Playland

Tower District

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In a Nutshell

  • Nostalgic amusement park
  • 13 rides in Playland
  • Open since 1955

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Children enjoy few perks; they don't get to go to work, they're forced to watch cartoons instead of entertaining documentaries about war atrocities, and their hands are too small for wedding rings or serious commitments. Reward your put-upon children both inner and outer with today's Groupon: for $5, you get a one-day Fantasy Day Pass to Rotary Storyland and Playland (a $13 value). Since 1955, this Roeding Park amusementarium has entertained children with classic adventure-park rides.

Having both been raised by the same wolf-mother, Storyland and Playland are actually brothers in the fantasy business. Today's Groupon gets you access to unlimited rides in both parks for one fantastical day of building future memoir material. Storyland is the baby brother of the two parks, with its toddler-tickling nostalgic train ride and traditional storytelling stations that bring to life such classic children's stories and nursery rhymes as Mother Goose, The Three Little Pigs, Alice in Wonderland, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and The Sound and the Fury.

Playland, meanwhile, goes on a coaster spree with 13 stomach-twisting and memory-making rides. Hop on the historic carousel as a warm-up for creature features such as the Octopus, Lady Bugs, and Big Rocko or Little Rocko (depending on the height of your Rockoness). For seven minutes, riders 16+ years old can experience the Shipwreck Cove, a wickedly wet boat ride that teases riders with views of the Tilt-A-Whirl and Willis B. Kyle Express Train. With today's Groupon, you'll save more than $10 if you only planned on riding each attraction once. The amount of money you'll save after you complete 37 bungee trampoline jumps and 23 helicopters can buy about 20 pre-park hot dogs, though you might want to forego those before your body forces you to.

Fulfill the fantasies and fascinations of your children, not to mention your own wistful nostalgia, with up to five Groupons to The Rotary Storyland and Playland. Both parks have a lot of local history and lots more magic for rambunctious children, so treat them to a fun day at the one amusement park in the area that isn't "haunted" by crooks in rubber masks.


Five Judy's Book users give Rotary Storyland and Playland 3.8 stars, and three Yelpers give it 4.5. While they report that the park is starting to show its age, there is a significant nostalgia factor for adults:

  • I have also visited Storyland many times with nieces and nephews and we always have a fantastic time! – Patricia B., Judy's Book
  • There is something to keep everyone entertained especially the little ones... – Rav V., Yelp

Rotary Storyland & Playland

Since 1955, the Rotary Storyland & Playland have sparked young imaginations and earned a place in the hearts of generations in and around the Central Valley. Playland's classic amusement-park rides, such as a ferris wheel and a historic carousel, bring families together with merriment. During the hotter months, families keep cool at Splash Junction, located in the center of Playland. Guests enjoy classic carnival foods, including corn dogs, cotton candy, and shaved ice. Across the lake, Storyland takes a different approach to fun, with its interactive themed garden and playground inspired by classic tales, such as the legend of King Arthur and Alice in Wonderland.

Customer Reviews

Great venue, a Fresno Classic!
Yolanda W. · October 13, 2014
It's a great deal. The kids loved going they had a blast. I can take them whenever I want with the year pass. I loved this deal so much that when I was in line to redeem it I recommended to the person in front of me.
Juanita S. · August 9, 2014
Just fun
Edward G. · July 31, 2014
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    Tower District

    890 W Belmont Ave.

    Fresno, California 93728

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