There’s nothing that says “summer on Grand Island” quite like a family outing at Fantasy Island. This historic amusement park has been a seasonal staple of the community for more than 50 years, and this year Fantasy Island will unveil a new addition to its lineup of attractions—a kid-centric area called the Fairy Tale Forest.
Coming early this summer, the Fairy Tale Forest will offer a diverse selection of rides, shows and other entertainment options featuring instantly recognizable fairy tale characters like Rapunzel and Cinderella. Kids can enjoy interactive storytelling sessions with Oakley the talking tree, take a ride on a classic carousel at All the King’s Horses and more. Fantasy Island describes the charming fairy tale-themed village as “a place where imagination comes to life.”
In addition to opening the Fairy Tale Forest, Fantasy Island has made a number of other improvements and upgrades to the park this year as well. Two of the park’s original water slides have been renovated, for example, and the Golden Nugget has reopened as a saloon that serves locally-brewed craft beers from throughout the region. The park’s menu has also been updated to include new treats like funnel cake fries, hand-dipped ice cream and fried dough.
Fantasy Island is open on weekends from now until June 17, at which point it will open seven days a week for the rest of the summer. Don’t miss out on this fun and family-friendly destination conveniently located right down the street from Town Hall Terrace!