We’re going all out so you can relive your younger years in the Land Where Fantasy Lives! Jump on the rides you loved as a kid, then visit Cinderella in her castle and get your photo taken, just like the old days! Indulge in treasured kiddie snacks like cotton candy, popcorn, and ice cream cones! Kick back and enjoy an adult beverage where as a kid you sipped a juice box, then groove to the tunes of live music. This is an event you won't want to miss!
This year, Gold and Platinum Passholders get FREE admission to any/all of our Nostalgia Nights! Just show your Season Pass (and valid ID!) at the front gate for entry, no reservation needed. Passholders also get tons of other perks, too!
Please note, Season Passholder "Bring A Friend" benefits do not apply to Nostalgia Nights.
A trip to Story Land wouldn’t be complete without rides! Enjoy endless opportunities to relive your childhood on classic Story Land rides and ones that may be ‘new’ to you since your childhood departure from the land where fantasy lives. Unless you are choosing a kid free night at Story Land, then you are well acquainted with our offerings ;P. It is our goal to have all rides and attractions open for these events! Rides will operate until 10 pm with queue lines closing at 9:45 pm. Some rides will close once the ride operator deems it too dark to operate safely, including (but not limited to) Swan Boats, Buccaneer Pirate Ship, Cinderella's Coach, and the Safari Ride. All ride offerings and schedules are subject to change and are not guaranteed.
Classic theme park snacks and adult beverages will be available. Multiple food and beverage locations will be open serving classic favorites and more hearty options for those looking for a bite to eat. Last year slushies were a hit, so we'll be bringing them back! Drink service ends at 9:30PM, and will be expanded this year to cover more of the park!
Throughout the evening you'll likely encounter our roaming fairytale characters & entertainment! Be sure to visit Cinderella in her Castle until 7pm, then watch our longest running show Farm Follies at 7:30 in the Farm Follies Theater!
Back by popular demand for those joining us not only to ride rides but listen to good music…even dance maybe! Every Nostalgia Night from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm will offer live music. Stay tuned for the full lineup of awesome bands!
June 24th - Marshall Nelson Trio
July 8th - Rek'lis
July 22nd - Riley Parkhurst
August 5th - Rek'lis
It wouldn’t be a Nostalgia Night without photo opportunities at every turn! Freddy the Fire Truck will be on display along with an original Antique Car and our beloved Voyage to the Moon vehicles. All the classics will be available as well - visit Cinderella in her Castle until 7pm, get your photo on Miss Muffet's Tuffet, Humpty's Wall and more!
We're rolling out an awesome new merch line-up for our 3rd year of Nostalgia Nights! Grab a signature fanny pack, along with a variety of T's, hoodies & more that embrace the "nostalgia" of this event.
Play and win custom Nostalgia Night branded memorabilia! Games will be open and ready to play throughout the night. Don’t want to just win Nostalgia Night swag? No worries, we will have retail shops open as well with many custom Nostalgia Night pieces for purchase.
We are so excited you are joining us for a highly anticipated Nostalgia Night. Below you will find useful information to help make your visit as enjoyable and memorable as possible!
Gates opening at 5pm. Entrance to the event will be permitted from 5 - 8pm with no re-entry permitted. Public operation will conclude at 5 pm and day visitors will be leaving the park after close. Please note, entering between 5 - 6 pm will allow you to enjoy the park but some areas and rides will have a delayed reopening. A variety of rides and attractions will continue to operate throughout the evening while the following rides will close at dusk: Pumpkin Coach/Cinderella's Castle, Swan Boats, & Pirate Ship.
BAG POLICY: Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags with a maximum size of 12" x 6" x 12" or non-clear bags with a maximum size of 5” X 8” X 2” (13 cm x 20 cm x 5 cm). Bags that do not meet these guidelines will not be allowed in and will need to be placed back in your car. All bags regardless of size will be searched.
ID CHECKING: All guests must be 21 years old or older. All guests will be ID'd and wrist banded at the gate. No ID, no entry, no exceptions. Guests who show signs of visible intoxication upon arrival to the park may be denied entry at staff’s discretion without refund.
Acceptable forms of IDs are…
FOOD & DRINK: No outside food or drink will be permitted except unopened bottles of water or small packaged snacks. 2 drinks per guest per sale will be permitted up to 4 total drinks. Wristband must be shown and properly secured for service. Guests visibly intoxicated during the event may be asked to leave without refund.
TAILGATING: Any signs of tailgating in Story Land parking lots prior to Nostalgia Night events will forfeit your ticket immediately and entry will not be permitted. No exceptions. No refunds.
Concerned about rain in the forecast? Don't worry, this event will happen rain or shine, and we sell ponchos (yes the classic yellow one you wore as a kid.)
Nostalgia Night events require a special event ticket. 2023 Story Land Gold and Platinum Season Passholders 21+ can enter Nostalgia Night events for no additional cost so long valid government issued ID is presented in addition to your valid season pass. All other forms of admission will not be permitted entry.