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Theme Parks and Amusement Parks in New Jersey

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Theme Parks and Amusement Parks in New Jersey

Six Flags Great Adventure is among the bigger New Jersey theme parks.

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Parks are arranged alphabetically.

Bowcraft Amusement Park
Scotch Plains (Near NYC)
(908) 233-0675
Small, traditional park for young children.

Casino Pier
Seaside Heights
(732) 793-6488
How do they cram 35 rides, including a roller coaster and a Sky Ride onto a narrow pier? Beats me, but they've been doing it for years on the Jersey Shore. There are waterpark rides also.

Clementon Amusement Park
Clementon (Near Cherry Hill)
(856) 783-0263
Turn-of-the-century park with a wooden roller coaster, thrill rides, zoo animals, and a waterpark.

Fantasy Island
Beach Haven (on the shore)
(609) 492-4000
A small park with kiddie rides and a huge arcade disguised as a casino.

Gillian's Wonderland Pier
Ocean City
(609) 399-7082
Classic boardwalk pier park with a roller coaster, log flume, mini-golf, and waterpark.

Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Pt. Pleasant Beach
(732) 892-0600
Small park with rides and games on the famous Jersey shore.

Keansburg Amusement Park
Keansburg (on the shore)
(732) 495-1400
Classic boardwalk park with thrill rides, games, go-karts, and waterpark.

Land of Make Believe
Hope (near PA border)
(908) 459-9000
Small park for younger children with family coaster, hayride, and Christmas Village meet and greet with Santa. One price includes admission to Pirate's Cove waterpark.

Morey's Piers
Wildwood (on the Jersey shore)
(609) 522-3900
It's amusement nirvana with three classic boardwalk and pier parks plus two waterparks. Over 150 rides, including seven coasters.

Playland
Ocean City (on the Jersey shore)
(609) 399-4751
A great Jersey Shore park with four coasters and a freefall tower ride.

Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson (southern part of the state, near the shore)
New Jersey
Affiliated water park: Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Great Adventure
Enormous Six Flags complex with a drive-through Wild Safari park, a separate admission Hurricane Harbor waterpark, and one of the country's biggest and most popular seasonal ride parks.

Steel Pier
Atlantic City
(609) 345-4893
One of the most famous amusement piers of yore, the Steel Pier was rebuilt in the 1990s with a modest assortment of rides and amusements.

Storybook Land
Cardiff (near Atlantic City)
(609) 646-0103
Family-owned and -operated park geared to young kids with storybook theme.

Wild West City
Netcong
(973) 347-8900
Nestled in the rough-and-tumble wilds of New Jersey is this "western heritage" park for the young-uns. No amusement park rides, but there are shoot-em-up shows, panning for gold, and other wild west diversions.

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