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Story Land Not Closing, Despite Viral Rumor

GLEN, NH – A Facebook post has caused a bit of a stir in the Mount Washington Valley and across New England after it claimed that story land was closing.

The satirical news organization New Hampshire News Network posted on Facebook that the Glen attraction was closing this fall. Many social media users, not realizing the page is satirical similar to the Onion, believed the post to be true.

Lauren Hawkins Marketing Director at Story Land said the post has caused them quite a headache with people calling concerned that the 60-year-old attraction was closing.

Hawkins said in a phone interview “It is absolutely not true. We don’t like to believe everything on the internet” Hawkins joked, adding “We will be open for many more years to come.”

Story Land was opened in Glen in 1954 by Bob and Ruth Morrell of North Conway, owners of the Eastern Slope Ice Cream Co. The Morrells sold Story Land in 2007. It is now owned by Palace Entertainment.