Going to a theme park is always an exciting experience, however, it can be annoying at times, especially if you are a plus-sized individual. Now there are many reasons and a variety of factors as to why someone is plus-sized. Just because someone is plus-sized does not mean that they should be judged.

Now that we have that out of the way, welcome to the next chapter in my plus-size survival guide (looking for the first chapter, you can find your plus-size survival guide to Canobie Lake Park here). I, a "big" girl, have decided to sit down and write about my experiences being a plus-sized individual going to theme parks and beyond. Sometimes rides can be a fun experience, other times it can be embarrassing, especially when I cannot fit on the attraction and need to get off.

There are many things to think about when going to any theme park. You need to think about attractions, what to do in the heat, what to eat, and what to wear. This survival guide will hopefully help you answer all the questions that you have if you are going to Story Land in New Hampshire.

Located in Glen, New Hampshire, Story Land is a place for families to enjoy a nice summer day. One step inside the park and you enter the world of nursery rhymes and stories that you read as a child.

The Basics

One thing that everyone has to deal with is the heat. Yes, it is hot outside so no matter what you are going to want to take precautions. Here are some things that I highly recommend to beat the heat and stay comfortable while walking around the park:

  • A Cooling Cloth
  • Sunscreen
  • Stay Hydrated (water and electrolytes will be your friend)
  • A Chub Rub Stick
  • Good Walking Sneakers (trust me, Story Land is a lot bigger than I remember as a child, you will be walking a lot)
  • Clothes You Don't Mind Getting Wet (water shorts are great because you will want to go on a water ride to stay cool)

Grabbing Some Grub

Not going to lie, I was really impressed with the food offerings at Story Land. We are talking about chicken tenders (but with actual good sauce), a variety of pizzas, and more. Of course, there are also healthier options like salads and some fresh fruit.

They have plenty of drinks to keep you cool too. There are Icee machines, fountain drinks, and water, if you are looking for some of those electrolytes they have a couple of flavors of Gatorade Zero.

There are more places to snack on throughout the day around the park, as well as a Dunkin' (which definitely helps if you need a caffeine fix).


Being a plus-sized individual, I always wonder what rides I can actually fit on and which I cannot. Not all attractions have a tester seat, so sometimes I do not know until after waiting in line (and we know how annoying that can be). However, if you also stress about what rides to go on, I am here to help.

Story Land does a pretty great job at having attractions that for people of all shapes and sizes.

I recently went to Story Land and at almost every attraction that I went on, I fit comfortably. Only on one of the attractions (where I chose not to try the tester seat) did I need another guest to help literally squeeze me in (not sure if they were really trying to help, or just wanted the ride to start). I do need to note that I did not attempt to go on either rollercoaster, Roar-O-Saurus, or Polar Kids Coaster.

Keep scrolling to see what attractions are or are not plus-size friendly.

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I have decided to sit down and write about my experiences being a plus-sized individual going to theme parks and hopefully help others.

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