New Orleans City Park: Here’s a virtual experience of Storyland’s Jack and the Beanstalk jungle gym

Experience the towering Jack and the Beanstalk from the comfort of your couch.

Based on the popular fairy tale, New Orleans City Park added a new Jack and the Beanstalk jungle gym during Storyland’s makeover in 2019.

Jack and the Beanstalk was one of four new exhibits City Park unveiled after its first major renovation in nearly 35 years. The $800,000 revitalization focused on making the playground more interactive and accessible. Many existing beloved exhibits were also enhanced during the face lift.

The towering Jack and the Beanstalk exhibit borders the edge of Storyland and the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, it’s one of the many attractions currently shut down inside the park.

Luckily, here’s a way to virtually experience Jack and the Beanstalk from the comfort of your couch.

Photo courtesy: New Orleans City Park

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Use your imagination to walk in Jack’s footsteps. Climb the towering beanstalk. Then, journey across the sky, and slide down the giant slide.

Of course, this won’t be the same experience like actually visiting City Park. Hopefully, the point-of-view experience will serve as a welcome distraction while families are social distancing at home.

A staple of City Park since the 1950s, Storyland features classic fairy tale characters as larger-than-life storybook sculptures.

Inside the outdoor, enchanted playground children can climb aboard Captain Hook’s pirate ship and play tunes with Boudreaux the Zydeco Gator. Storyland also explores popular nursery rhymes and folk-tales all rolled up into a fun, interactive learning experience.

Even with facilities shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1,300-acre park has been buzzing with activity from passive recreation. However, City Park now faces big financial trouble due to loss of revenue from the shutdown.

New Orleans City Park officials say they are accepting donations to help fund park operations. For more information about New Orleans City Park, visit the website.

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