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Action Zone Arcade
Egg Harbor Township
Family arcade located in Egg Harbor Township

Blackbeard's Cave
136 Route 9
Bayville
732-286-4414
Whether you are 3 or 93, Blackbeard's Cave goal is to put a smile on your face and keep you young at heart. They are a smaller amusement park, but have plenty to keep you occupied. Youcan drive around a Formula go cart track with bridges and tunnels, try to avoid explosions or steer through the caves on the bumper boats, swing away at the batting cages, test your skills on their 20 hole, par 59 miniature golf course or practicing your swing at the driving range. A few of their more unique activities include the Archery Range, Water Wars Balloon Fight, Jousting, Gangster Alley and remote control boats. In addition, they also have pony rides and an arcade. When you start getting hungry, the C.B. Huntington Railroad Co. Restaurant will entertain as well (it is filled with miniature train sets that are constantly running as well train memorabilia). Birthday parties are their specialty and groups are always welcome at reduced rates


Bowcraft Amusement Park
Route 22 W
Scotch Plains
908-233-0675
Bowcraft has been providing smiles for the entire family for over 50 years (and I can attest to that because I was taken their numerous times when I was a child many moons ago). They are another smaller amusement park, but have plenty of attractions to keep you entertained. They have 19 adult and kiddie rides including a rollercoaster, a flying Carousel, a train ride and more. The newer rides include The Frog Hopper, The Crazy Submarine and The Samba Balloon. When you want to relax a little, you can try your putting skills at the 18 hole miniature golf, play some games at the arcade or test your luck at the skill games. A food court is located nearby offering a variety of munchies. Several special events are scheduled throughout the year for extra enjoyment.


Casino Pier
800 Ocean Terrace
Seaside Heights (on the pier)
732-793-6501
A large amusement park located on the Seaside boardwalk pier above the Atlantic Ocean surf. With over 35 rides imported from all over the world including a roller coaster, Ferris wheel, sky ride and much more, they are one of the bigger parks in NJ.. They have hundreds of chance games with prizes, arcades, miniature golf and an abundance of food stands. They also house one of only two surviving American made classic carousels in New Jersey.
Information for WaterWorks can be found at Water Parks in NJ.



Clementon Lake Amusement Park
114 Berlin Road
Clementon
856-783-0263
Founded in 1907, Clementon is a family theme park with numerous rides and attractions. Some of the exciting adult rides include rollercoasters, a 10 story high Ferris wheel, a Clementon Belle showboat, Huntington Train and Yo-Yo. Some of the newer rides include Thunderbolt, Falling Star, Sea Dragon and their newest attraction, Chaos. Also new is a Classic Carousel which features antique style horses and chariots. They also feature a new and fully enclosed Kiddie Land, offering gentle rides for the younger visitors and a petting zoo with 60 animals including some exotic ones. Their newest attraction is the Big Cat Encounter which features African Lions and Royal Bengal Tigers performing a variety of educational and entertaining shows. Strolling string bands and clowns can be found wondering throughout the park. A gift shop and concession stands are on the premises. Information for Clementon Lake's Splash World Water Park can be found at Water Parks in NJ.


Fantasy Island Amusement Park
320 West 7th Ave
Beach Haven
609-492-4000
Adult & kiddy rides, new enlarged adult casino arcade, midway games, food stands, ice cream parlor and free entertainment and shows.

Funtown Pier
1930 Boardwalk
Seaside Park
732-830-PIER (7437)
Funtown Pier has brought excitement and laughter to families for over 75 years. Their amusment pier has an incredible ocean view backdrop with beautiful beaches for the whole family to enjoy. They have adult rides, family rides and over 35 great rides for the small kiddies. Go-Carts, The 225 Foot Tower of Fear (the tallest ride in NJ), The Kamikaze, a Ferris Wheel, a looping roller coaster and many other rides await you. You can purchase individual tickets or pay-one-price. When you are finished at the amusement park, you can stroll the boardwalk and try your luck at any of the dozens of games and enjoy all the incredible food. Group and birthday packages are available. Open from late March to September.

Gillian's Wonderland Pier
6th Street & Boardwalk
Ocean City
609-399-7082
For over 70 years, Gillian's Wonderland Pier has been one of the larger amusement parks in NJ. Over 35 family and thrill rides including a 138' Ferris Wheel, City Jet Rollercoaster, The Wonder Bear Affair, Music Express, Safari Adventure, and their newest ride - the upside down Twister. You can get a bird's eye view of the park by taking a ride on the Monorail or relax on the Antique Carousel. For the kids, they have a kiddie roller coaster, Samba Balloons, a NASCAR Speedway, Flying Submarines and much more. Wonder Bear, Gillian's Mascot, can be seen greeting children throughout the day. Information for Gillian's Island Water Theme Park can be found at Water Parks in NJ.

Hot Diggity's at Fairy Tale Forest (CLOSED)
Entertaining families since 1957, Hot Diggity's at Fairy Tale Forest is a family theme park with over 20 classic fairytales displayed in life size storybook cottages within a picturesque forest setting. Authentic hand-sculptured exhibits of children's nursery rhymes such as Pinocchio, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears and Cinderella are sure to please the young ones. Character appearances are held throughout the day along with music and dance time and storytelling. Visitors can participate as one of the storybook characters or play along with one of the many fun percussion instruments! Hot Diggity's Grill serves up some appetizing snacks, including their signature "Hot Diggity Dogs", slated to be the best all meat dogs in northern NJ. A souvenir shop and picnic area are also located in the park. During the Winter, Hot Diggity's is transformed into a Christmas Wonderland with a glistening light extravaganza, holiday exhibits, Christmas carousel and fire engine rides, and, of course, a visit by Santa Claus and some of his helpers! Too bad it;s gone.

 

 

Jenkinson's
On the boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach
732-295-4334
Jenkinson's is a larger amusement park located on the Point Pleasant Boardwalk with plenty of things to do for the entire family. They have 27 rides, including 13 kiddie rides and a fun house. When you get hungry, you will find an abundance of food stands for every taste imaginable as well as restaurants with ocean view dining. If you would rather shop, there are a variety of novelty shops located nearby. Test your skills at any of the many games of chance which will reward you with prizes for your accomplishments or play some games at one of the 4 arcades. Also located on the boardwalk is the Jenkinson's Aquarium (which can be found in Zoos & Aquariums in NJ). Free weekly events and live music are held throughout the summer on the beach. After the sun goes down, the older crowd can dance the night away or listen to live bands at the hottest nightclub on the Jersey shore.

 

Keansburg Amusement Park
275 Beachway
Keansburg
800-805-4386 • 732-495-1400
Keansburg is another amusement park located on the boardwalk offering fun for the young and old. They have over 45 adult & kiddie rides including the Sea Serpent Roller Coaster, Bouncy Frog Hopper, Red Baron Airplane Ride, Balloon Ferris Wheel, The Dragon Ride and a European-style Carousel. New for 2000 is The Double Shot, a ride that launches you up 100 feet and then blasts back down again. Two newer rides were recently opened - The Chaos rocking rollercoaster with a dazzling light show and the twist and turning Tornado. For the speed racers, they have two go cart tracks - one for adults and one for children. They also have a rock climbing wall and batting cages. Grab a bite to eat at one of the authentic boardwalk food stands or test your skill and win a prize at their games of chance and arcades. Information for Keansburg's Runaway Rapids can be found at Water Parks in NJ.

Land of Make Believe
Great Meadows Road (Route 611)
Hope
908-459-9000
A 30 acre amusement and water park located in Warren County. A family oriented park with numerous rides, attractions and entertainment. Among the favorite rides include The Windjammer Hang Gliding Ride, T-Rex spinning dinosaur, the Red Baron Airplane ride and the classic Tilt-a-Whirl. Newer rides include an Old Fashioned Turn of the Century replica carousel and the Frog Hopper. For more relaxing activities, you can take an Old Fashioned hayride drawn by a farm tractor, take a train ride around the park on the Civil War Locomotive, enjoy a show at the Middle Earth Theatre, get lost in their maze, learn about a NJ legend at the Jenny Jump House, hop in their World War II cockpit plane, pet some farm animals at the Old McDonald's Farm, try your luck and skills at their boardwalk games or just sit and listen to Colonel Corn talking Scarecrow or Captain Ricky, the Land of Make Believe's Mascot. They have a family picnic grove, concession stands and gift shops. Information for their Pirate's Cove water park can be found at Water Parks in NJ.

Morey's Piers
On the Wildwood Pier
Wildwood
609-522-3900 • 609-729-0586
In operation since being started in 1969, the Morey family has built an amusement/water park lover's paradise. With over 150 world class rides and attractions, it is second in size only to Six Flags Great Adventure. They have 3 successful amusement piers (Morey's Piers) and 2 oceanfront water parks (Raging Waters) which hosts over 3 million visitors annually. Among the most popular rides are the Great Nor' Eastern which is a suspended, looping, corkscrew and turning rollercoaster; The Storm, a spinning, twisting rotating ride that shoots water at it's riders; The Great White, a classic wooden coaster; The Sea Serpent, a coaster that begins 12 stories above the piers, a go kart track and much more. Numerous free events and concerts are held throughout the summer. An abundance of boardwalk food and shops for any taste are located on the pier. Information for Raging Waters can be found at Water Parks in NJ.

Playland's Castaway Cove
1020 Boardwalk
Ocean City
609-399-4751
Located at 10th and the Boardwalk in Ocean City - America's Greatest Family Resort. Providing fun for the whole family since being established in 1959 .They have over 30 exciting rides for the whole family featuring Atlantic City Magazine's Best Amusement Ride at the shore, The Double Shot. You can also ride one of their four roller coasters for all ages: The Sea Serpent, Flitzer, Mighty Mouse and Ocean City's only looping coaster, the Python. Don't forget about the Tilt-A-Whirl, Big and Little Bumper Cars, Antique Cars, and the Old Fashioned Train. Make a splash on the High Seas Log Flume. They also have 2 miniature golf courses. All this and much more!

Six Flags Great Adventure
Rt. 527
Jackson
732-928-1821
Great Adventure, at 2,200 acres, is the largest amusement park and safari in the country. They have far too many rides and attractions to explain in one paragraph (over 200 to be exact) from a mild carousel and relaxing skyride to a heart stopping freefall and screaming rollercoasters! In 1999 they spent $42 million dollars for an expansion with over 25 new rides and attractions including Medusa, the world's first "floorless" supercoaster, Looney Tunes Seaport with 10 new attractions, Houdini's Great Escape and many more thrill rides and live action shows. And to add to that, they are prepared to open Hurricane Harbor, a 45 acre waterpark, on Memorial Day Weekend. Numerous restaurants, food courts, arcade games and skill games with prizes are located throughout the park. Free national act concerts take place throughout the summer. Information for Hurricane Harbor Water Park can be found at Water Parks in NJ. Information for the Drive Through Safari can be found at Zoos & Aquariums in NJ. The Six Flags Great Adventure Concert Information can be found at Concerts in NJ.

Steel Pier
1000 Boardwalk
Atlantic City
609-345-4893
Originally opened in 1898 and recently reopened. 24 rides, prize wheels and games. Also a double decker carousel, food court and more.

Storybook Land
Routes 40 & 322 (Black Horse Pike)
Cardiff
609-641-7847 •609-646-0103
A 20 acre Nursery Rhyme themed amusement park with family rides and seasonal activities throughout the year. They have live animals, concession stands and picnic area.

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