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Summer Road Trip: Storyland in New Orleans

On our way out of New Orleans, we made a stop at Storyland, a fun storybook-themed play area.

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It was very hot and humid, as expected, but the park was shady and the kids adored the place. Plus it only cost $3 per person.

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It featured many of our favorite stories, and more!

Some highlights:

  • Captain Hook’s Ship

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  • Pinocchio’s Whale
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  • Cinderella’s Pumpkin Carriage
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  • Dragon Slide

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  • Firetruck 

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  • Rocket Ship
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We also played at a gingerbread house, Jack & Jill’s hill, the Three Little Pigs’ houses, and an Alice in Wonderland crooked house, as well as admired a mermaid in a fountain, a Rapunzel statues, and mother goose flying through the air.

The absolute favorite part of the visit, however, was Snow White.

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Asleep and under a spell outside of the dwarfs’ cottage, Snow White just had to be woken up!

Scarlett searched high and low at Storyland for a prince to kiss Snow White and wake her up.
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No help from a dwarf.

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Luke’s kiss was ineffective.

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Even Rapunzel couldn’t get the job done.

Scarlett was kind of distraught! She did NOT want to leave Snow White under the spell of the poison apple.

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We pretty much had to drag her out of there. Luckily, I had the movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on my iPad so she could see that eventually, the prince would come to wake Snow White up. Phew! Now Scarlett says, “Snow White ate a poison apple, but she got through it.” Funny girl!

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We left through the clock, and were on our way to the last two stops on our trip: a pit stop in Alabama, then on to Chattanooga, Tennessee!


Summer Road Trip: New Orleans, Louisiana

The kids had never been to Louisiana, so after Tom was done with his business trip, we headed to New Orleans.

Jackson Square, New Orleans

Our plan was to go to Storyland before checking into our hotel, but we arrived late and it was already closed. We ended up getting a little energy out at the nearby playground at New Orleans City Park.

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Our alma mater had a football game that night, so we grabbed some dinner at Bayou Hot Wings (yum!) and spent the rest of the night watching TV in our hotel room and swimming in the hotel pool.

The next morning, it was time to see what New Orleans was all about.

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We walked to the French Quarter, which we figured would be more kid-friendly at 8 am than at night!

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We enjoyed breakfast at the famous Cafe Du Monde. Beignets and cafe au lait for everyone! (well, chocolate milk for the kids…)
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We had tried beignets earlier in the year during our Princess and the Frog week. Even though they were very good, the ones at Cafe du Mondewere a million times better. So delicious!

The whole breakfast was reasonably priced as well. We got three orders of beignets – 9 total – for under $9 and that turned out to be too many for the four of us. Made a nice road snack later, though!
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Cafe du Monde Menu

They also sold Cafe Du Monde paper hats for 15 cents – souvenir bargain! Luke was quite happy. 


After breakfast, we walked around the French Quarter, which was pretty family friendly in the morning. We found a toy store, The Little Toy Shop, where Scarlett got a pretty mask for $5.

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We also saw a horse and carriage, a street car, and a banana tree! – how fun is that?

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We headed back to our hotel to check out and then go to Storyland when it was actually open.

My Storyland recap is coming in the next post!