Express Train, Rollercoaster, Carousel & Wizard Balloon

The Aberdeen Sertoma Club and the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department sponsor the operation of a miniature train, a roller coaster, a carousel, and a balloon ride, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend in Storybook Land.

Hours of Operation

The train, roller coaster, carousel, and balloon rides operate from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm during the summer (from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend) at a cost of $3.00 per person to ride or purchase a 10-ride punch card for $25.00. All profits generated through the operation of the train, carousel, roller coaster and balloon rides are used for future improvements at Storybook Land and the Land of Oz. Hours of operation vary beginning mid August. For updated hours please check:

For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department at (605) 626-7015. Businesses or individuals interested in discount ride tickets for the train, roller coaster, carousel and balloon please call (605) 626-7015.

Storybook Land Express Train

The Storybook Land Express is a scale model replica of an 1863 C.P. Huntington train and runs over one mile of track which circles Storybook Land and travels through the zoo area. Riding the train is a great way to see the entire park and is a family favorite.

Humpty Dumpty Roller Coaster

Thrilling young and old alike, this coaster dips, turns and flies 20 feet in the air along the track at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. You'll want to ride again and again for the chance to squeal with delight.

Land of Oz Wizard's Balloon

The Wizard's Balloon Ride flies high over the Land of Oz and is a thrill for all ages! It features eight festive balloons which can accommodate up to 32 people. The balloons, powered by a hydraulic cylinder, slowly rise and rotate until they reach a maximum height of 32 feet. Once they reach the top, the balloons continue to rotate and offer a panoramic view of the Land of Oz until it makes its descent. 

Land of Oz Carousel

This enchanting and historic 30-horse, Allen Herschell carousel features hand-carved and hand-painted animals, from zebras to lions to tigers!