A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Monday, May 18, 2009

What to Do This Summer? Amusement Parks

When you are looking for something to do this summer, keep the local and regional amusement parks in mind.
  • Six Flags Great Adventure has updated its Medusa roller coaster over the winter, according to the Asbury Park Press. It is now called Bizarro, after the Superman character. Check out some of the hype (but not much of the ride) at See The Ride. Still time to get your season pass.
  • Keansburg Amusement Park and Runaway Rapids are just down the road. You could try the Cliff Hanger ride. Thrill ride aficionados aren't impressed, but it is only a small park. I've included some videos of the ride below. I think only the first video is from Keansburg, but they're all the same ride.

  • If you have a hankering to go to Nathan's in Brooklyn, you can always stop by the Cyclone at Astroland in Coney Island, New York. City not your style? Head west towards Allentown, Pennsylvania and see Dorney Park and the Crayola Factory. Or just west of Trenton, the little ones will enjoy a lazy ride on an innertube and all sorts of water fun at Sesame Place.
  • I'd recommend that you get a hotel and stay the night if you want to visit Hershey Park. Take advantage of the Preview Plan: If you get to the hotel at say 4pm, you can clean up after a long ride in the car, have dinner, then hit the park around 7:30 pm that same evening. Admission will be free if you buy a regular full admission ticket that evening for the next day.

1 comment:

  1. These are great ideas. I've also taken the kids to Popcorn Zoo, about a fifty minute ride. Didn't care so much for the Imaginarium. Funtime America is a bit too hectic for me. The aquarium in Scranton was great and you can check out the battleship New Jersey, where my uncle served. The natural history museum in Manhattan was also great but you may want to reserve that for when the weather isn't so great.