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At New Jersey amusement park, vintage ride turns 80

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 […]

Keansburg Amusement Parks Opens for Season Saturday

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 […]

Iconic Restaurant Finally Reopens After Sandy

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 […]

All You Need to Know About Summer at the Shore

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 […]

Pizza V Voted #2 by APP.com Summer Food Series

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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    "Got the weekday pass. It was worth it. My son had a ball. A full day of fun for one price. Water park and amusement park."
    Avery Sims
    "Good place for kids, teens, and all. They have plenty of rides for young kids as well as adults. Plenty of places to grab a snack and drinks. Plenty of parking available nearby. Good place to spend a few hours with the kids/ friends/ family.""
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    "If your in jersey, one of the nostalgic favorites you have to visit is keansburg! Simple classic family fun, rides, food, arcade and the beach that won't break the bank."
    KJ
    "Wonderful and beautiful day, great food, great water park, and enjoyed the arcade. This was a birthday celebration for my daughter and her father.We love Keansburg."
    April Dockery