SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – The Casino pier, on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights is reopening for Fourth of July weekend. The pier, like many other amusement parks statewide has announced their reopening under the guidelines set forth by the CDC and Governor Phil Murphy. Casino Pier has been a leader in the lobbying effort to reopen all amusement parks statewide.
“We are so excited to finally announce that the Governor has allowed Amusement Parks and Waterparks to open at 50% capacity on Thursday July 2nd,” the company said. “We know everyone is anxious to come play and to also know what the safety guidelines and restrictions will be when you come to visit.
Right now we do not know what the procedures are going to be until the guidance from the Governor’s office comes out. Until we hear back from Governor Murphy’s office we do not know exactly what our operating procedures will be. Please be patient and as soon as we know the guidelines we will present them all to you right away! See you soon.”
Casino Pier is also hiring.
“Our Ride Operators have been safely training and are ready for you all to come visit. We cannot wait to see all your smiling faces again on the rides,” the company said. “We are still looking for Ride Operators(18+) for this summer! $12/Hour PLUS employee perks, team bonding and whole lot of summer fun.”
You can apply for a job at Casino Pier today by visiting their website at www.casinopiernj.com/jobs.
This week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy hailed the return and reopening of amusement parks across New Jersey. For weeks, the amusement park industry has been looking for answers as reopening seemed to be getting pushed off by the governor, even as the traditional Memorial Day Weekend kick off passed.
According to the state, outdoor amusement parks and water parks will be able to reopen next Thursday, July 2.
The directive from the Governor includes rides on boardwalks and in amusement parks. Murphy said ride operates will need to follow specific guidance from the state to better protect their customers and employees. Those guidelines are currently being finalized and will be forthcoming.
The Governor anticipated that park attendance will be kept at first to 50% of listed capacity, and that face coverings will be required of all staff and of attendees, where they are practicable. Strict hygiene protocols should also be fully anticipated.
Rides will need to be configured to ensure six feet distance between groups and must be frequently sanitized. Distance markers must be placed at the line so those waiting for rides are six feet apart.
“None of that should surprise anybody, right?” Murphy asked. “Capacity constraints, face coverings, heightened hygiene, social distancing, those are now, you should expect, folks, those are part of the norm going forward.”
Murphy said the opening was to allow for families to have a safe and healthy fourth of July weekend.
“But with next week’s July 4 holiday weekend rapidly approaching and with families rightfully looking for ways to enjoy their time off together,” Murphy said. “We wanted to make it known that yes, the rides will be in operation. But moreover, we want everyone to enjoy their time together responsibly.”