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Wildwood Rides and Arcades Now Open!

The Wildwoods, NJ – June 29, 2020 – Just in time for 4th of July weekend, amusement piers and waterparks will resume operation in the Wildwoods at 50% restricted capacity, beginning Thursday, July 2.

Indoor arcades along the boardwalk and elsewhere will resume operation on Thursday, June 2, at 25% capacity.

“We are excited to see our amusement piers, waterparks, games and arcades open safely to guests as another enhancement to the Wildwoods visitors’ return to our destination,” said Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) Executive Director/CFO John Siciliano. “It’s yet another way they will be able to have fun in the Wildwoods this summer.”

Amusement piers are required to develop a COVID-19 Operation Prevention Plan that complies with New Jersey Department of Health guidelines. Operators should expect that rides will be confined to a six-foot distance between groups, and distance markers will be placed six feet apart in lines. Rides must also be frequently sanitized. Park visitors and staff must wear face coverings and keep to all social distancing guidelines. To ensure the health and safety of all, strict enhanced sanitization protocols will be enforced.

The Wildwoods Boardwalk features Morey’s Piers’ three action-packed amusement piers. Morey’s Mariner’s Pier, located at Schellenger Avenue in Wildwood, offers the atmosphere of a traditional amusement park, with the classics like the Super Scooters, Teacups, Musik Express and the Giant Wheel. Morey’s Surfside Pier, located at 25th Street in North Wildwood, is like stepping into a colorful seaside carnival with a mix of kiddie rides and family thrills in an environment fueled by neon colors, bright lights and music. Morey’s Adventure Pier is the pier that ROCKS, packed with high thrill extreme rides, our world-famous wooden coaster and the 3-Point Challenge Basketball Game.

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Morey’s large beachfront waterpark – Raging Waters at the end of Mariner’s Pier – provides cool relief on a hot summer day, with plunging waterfalls, cool cabanas, spas, hydrochutes, speed slides, raft rides, tube floats, lazy rivers, waterslides, rope swings, and water guns for soaking. For more information visit https://www.moreyspiers.com/water-parks.

Splash Zone at 3500 Boardwalk offers all day wet and wild fun, with slides galore for excitement and their iconic 1,000-gallon dumping bucket. It also features the island’s only Flow Rider Surfing attraction plus relaxing cabanas and outdoor bar. For more information on their post-COVID procedures visit https://www.splashzonewaterpark.com/covid-19-faq/.

Seaport Pier, located at 22nd Street and the Boardwalk in North Wildwood, features restaurants, bars, a swim club and small concert venue area. This multi-purpose venue with resort-style amenities for regional and tourist guests provides year-round entertainment and activities for visitors of all ages. For more information visit https://www.seaportpier.com/.

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For a complete list of arcades, piers, and waterparks, visit https://wildwoodsnj.com/so-much-to-do/amusements/.

GWTIDA is working collectively with the island’s municipalities, the Greater Wildwood Hotel and Motel Association (GWHMA), the Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID), the Wildwood Special Improvement District (WSID), and the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce to encourage them to implement initiatives among the destination’s businesses and attractions to enhance the safety of employees and guests as the Wildwoods gradually re-open. These include increased intensive sanitizing protocols, social distancing procedures and expanded restaurant seating onto the sidewalks and parking lots allowing for social distancing while dining. And, of course, our wide spacious beaches allow plenty of room to stretch out and practice social distancing.

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For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com.

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