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Keansburg Amusement Park ready to open

This article originally appeared on NJ.com KEANSBURG – The Keansburg Amusement Park is set to open this weekend for the 2015 season. Several new attractions and rides have been restored. Park owner William Gelhaus says it’s a great place to celebrate the nicer weather. “We’re expecting great things. This is the first weekend after a […]

08.05.2015

Jerry’s Jobs: Working at Keansburg Amusement Park

This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press. KEANSBURG – My hand is hovering over the button. I am waiting for the signal, a thumbs up, from my colleague in the lookout tower. I’m about to send two teenage girls hurtling 10 stories skyward at a speed of 35 miles an hour. This is the […]

20.04.2015

Founded in 1904, Keansburg Amusement Park still charms

This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press In 1904, William Gehlhaus convinced five investors to join him in purchasing an area of marshland overlooking Raritan Bay, in hopes of creating a resort area. It was a bold move, especially because Gehlhaus was a baker from Atlantic Highlands, with no experience in real estate development. […]

06.04.2015
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People are saying……

“A treasure of an amusement park in New Jersey. Waterpark and rides at a great price, never crowded and it has an old soul feeling about it. Every time we go to Keansburg we always have an awesome time and many fun memories. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.” Evelyn Lopes Delgado “A great place to […]

06.04.2015

Construction begins on new Keansburg roller coaster to replace the ‘Wild Cat’ that was destroyed by Sandy

This article originally appeared on New Jersey 12 KEANSBURG – Construction has begun on a new ride at Keansburg Amusement Park to replace the “Wild Cat” coaster mangled by the superstorm. The foundation is down for the new roller coaster, and parts of it have also arrived. It will have a loop taking passengers upside […]

13.01.2014

Sandy-ravaged Keansburg Amusement Park ready for Easter after exhausting repairs

This article originally appeared on New Jersey 12 Pattie Cappuccio never doubted it. Not even the day after the storm, when her game booths at Keansburg Amusement Park were covered in knee-deep sand, left behind by chest-high flood waters. “I knew Bill and Hank (Gehlhaus) would get us open. I really did,” she said, as […]

02.04.2013

Keansburg Amusement Park vows to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy destruction

This article originally appeared on NJ.com KEANSBURG — Just days after getting battered by Hurricane Sandy, the co-owner of the Keansburg Amusement Park and Runaway Rapids Waterpark has already set a reopening date: April 8, 2013. That gives the Gehlhaus Family and its crew five months five months to clear out several feet of sand […]

01.11.2012