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Storytown Has New Village

Schenectady Gazette Jul 2, 1977

Storytown USA opened recently with thousands of entranced visitors viewing the park’s most thrilling innovation of the 1977 season – the new International Village.

Located just inside the new Storytown gates, each of the many buildings represents a different country which together become a serene and beautiful little world of intimate streets, courtyards, patios and gifts from around the globe.

A 100-year-old mahogany store front from London, impressive stained glass and wood creations acquired at an architectural artifacts auction, 22 imported doorways representing different countries as well as other unusual items combine to provide the new village with a genuine international atmosphere. Rare collectors items will be sold within some of the 22 stores planned for the village.

Storytown’s admission price includes access to all rides, shows, theme areas, street action, animations and picnic facilities.

The six theme areas include Storytown with it’s friendly animals, in-depth displays and storybook characters; Ghost Town with it’s wonderfully authentic old west atmosphere; Jungle Land and its animated beasts, swaying bridges and giant gorillas; Alice In Wonderland where a real Alice lends enchantment to all the other zany Carroll characters. Fantasy ride area has 32 rides bearing such intriguing names as Danny the Dragon, Ol’ 99, Chipper’s Magical Mystery Tour (for the rugged thrill seekers), Astro Wheel, the $150,000 Italian Coaster, Jumbo and – new for ’77 – the fabulous Flying Bobs.

Storytown, located on U.S. Route 9 between Lake George and Glens Falls, just three minutes from Exits 19 or 20 of the Adirondack Northway, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily except Fridays during early June.

It will be open seven days a week from mid-June to Labor Day.

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