The latest Dell’Osso Family Farm attraction is literally the talk of the town.
It’s a unique Tiny Town destination complete with 12 walk-in buildings such as stores, a filling station, post office and barn fashioned by Lilliput Play Homes and placed around a plaza complete with streets, lights, and sidewalks.
“It reminds me of Disneyland’s Main Street,” noted Ron Dell’Osso who, along with his wife Susan, launched the Dell’Osso Family Farm and Pumpkin Maze 26 years ago.
It even mimics the Disneyland Main Street parade with a twist.
Twice on weekdays and four times on Saturday and Sunday children are invited to do a quick rehearsal for a parade by professional actors. They then parade in costume on the street around the central plaza as their parents and others watch.
Every one of the 12 structures have things kids can do.
Gomes Motorsports Filling Station, which carries the name of the local racing team Dell’Osso Farms sponsors, has a vehicle you can change tires on along with pumps “dispersing” gas for $1.90 a gallon.
There’s a grocery store where kids can grab canned good and such off shelves, ring them up and pay for them with an ATM.
There’s an Italian restaurant complete with table and two stools at a lunch counter that is so popular that there is standing room only.
The post office includes an outside mail box where you can drop letters into the slot and have them drop into the postal sorting area.
The jail has a cell where occupants can escape by “breaking” into the vault of the bank next door.
There is also a gazebo a town hall stage for performances.
Judging by the crowds it is a big hit with kids much to the delight of their parents.
Tiny Town is located next to the other new attraction — Slide Hill — that features five slides.
It is also a big hit..
“On the weekend it was o crowded it looked like ants were going up the hill,” Ron Dell’Osso quipped.
Both attractions are included in the price of admission.
They join more than two dozen other attractions from carousel that once graced Coney Island and a haunted house to train rides, children’s shows, mini golf and more.
There is also a massive pumpkin patch — arguably the largest in the area — where kids of all ages search for the perfect pumpkin.
In addition to the food court, there is a country store with fresh baked goods such as pies and apple spice doughnuts, as well as fudge, cookies, and other treats.
And to top off the perfect date night there’s Cider Hill. It features craft beers, hard cider and homemade pizza.
Most of the attractions are included with admission. The maze opens at noon Mondays through Fridays and at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The last admission is 7 p.m. nightly while attractions start closing at 8 p.m.
Admission is $18.95 Monday through Thursday, $24.95 Friday, and $27.95 on Saturday as well as Sunday. Children 2 and under are free. Season passes are $69.95. Parking is free.
For more information go to pumpkinmaze.com.
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