Rides & Games & Food, Oh my!
Keansburg Amusement Park is filled with dozens of exciting rides, fun games, three large family arcade centers, and an abundance of delicious boardwalk food.
Fast, fun and in the sun.
Fast Trax Go Karts is a family favorite offering two exciting tracks. The younger children can enjoy their own smaller cars that are carefully supervised on a separate kid-sized track.
1904 - Breaking Ground
Park founder William Gehlhaus and his associates purchase some waterfront property to build a summer resort.
1910 - Keansburg Steamboat Company
New Yorkers can now take a 50-cent roundtrip voyage from Battery Park to Keansburg's newest boardwalk & attractions.
1931- Mystery Ride opens
One of the world’s oldest operating dark rides in the world up until Hurricane Sandy, The Spook Housefirst opens.
1995 - The Next Generation
The grandsons of William Gehlhaus purchase the park.
This article originally appeared on USA Today KEANSBURG, N.J. — One milestone birthday to celebrate as Keansburg Amusement Park opens in full this weekend: Its kiddie “pedal” cars turn 80. The seven vintage cars, painted yellow and green, have been carrying children around and around since the 1930s. “It’s one of a kind, really,” marketing director Katie […]09.04.2017
This article originally appeared on Patch.com By Carly Baldwin, (Patch Staff) KEANSBURG, N.J. — Keansburg Amusement Park will officially open for the season Palm Sunday weekend, April 8 and 9, the park has confirmed. The amusement park will be open all spring break at 12 noon through Monday, April 17 (weather permitting). And the mermaids will […]03.04.2017
This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press Three years ago this fall, a now infamous storm came calling. It blew across our beaches, ripped apart our hometowns and then retreated, taking with it much of what we love about life at the Shore. Earlier this month, we got a piece of that old life […]03.09.2015
This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press Boardwalk & Dining Time for lunch: If you’re looking for something a little different, head to Shish Kabob Gourmet for shish kabobs and corn on the cob, both of which are grilled to order. There’s also Cheesy’s Pizza and Dylan’s Walk-in Tacos and Hot Dogs; at the […]23.06.2015
This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press WHY VISIT: “We have people that come from Florida to get the pizza because they grew up here and love our pizza,” said James Carusotto, whose father, Anthony, owns Pizza V. The pizzeria has been on the boardwalk for nearly 50 years. “I was making pizza (on […]23.06.2015
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
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
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
“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
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
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