History

1904

Breaking Ground

Park founder William Gehlhaus and his associates purchase some waterfront property to build a summer resort.

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1910

Keansburg Steamboat Company

New Yorkers can now take a 50-cent roundtrip voyage from Battery Park to Keansburg’s newest boardwalk & attractions.

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1931

Mystery Ride Opens

One of the world’s oldest operating dark rides in the world up until Hurricane Sandy, The Spook Housefirst opens.

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Photo: Laff in the Dark


1995

The Next Generation

The grandsons of William Gehlhaus purchase the park.

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1996

A Second Park!

Runaway Rapids Waterpark is built in 9 short months and brings a new era to the park.

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2012

Superstorm Sandy

Following a great summer, one of the most devastating storms in recent memory upends the park and surrounding communities.

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2013

Back in Action!

The parks re-open after a great deal of teamwork, dedication, and repairing in Sandy’s wake.

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2015

The Summer of Fun!

You make your triumphant return to Keansburg Amusement Park & Runaway Rapids waterpark!

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