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Is Story Land Closing?

A viral Facebook post falsely claimed that the New Hampshire amusement park Story Land was permanently closing its doors.

Published Jun 6, 2018

Claim:
New Hampshire amusement park Story Land announced in June 2018 that it is closing.

A number of Facebook users encountered a message on 1 June 2018 that seemed to break unfortunate news about the closure of a popular amusement park called Story Land:

Despite its name, the "New Hampshire News Network" is not a genuine source of news and information, but an entertainment Facebook page that posts satirical content about life in the state. A disclaimer on the page's about section reads: "We are a satirical news source based out of New Hampshire, proceed with caution."

The amusement park also released a statement debunking the rumor, and assuring New Hampshire families that they have no plans of closing their doors any time soon:

Hello everyone. Please do not believe everything you read on the internet. Story Land is not closing it's doors for good this fall. There are many more wonderful years ahead!

Dan Evon is a former writer for Snopes.

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