Parks are arranged alphabetically.
Bowcraft Amusement Park
Scotch Plains (Near NYC)
Small, traditional park for young children.
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)
Turn-of-the-century park with a wooden roller coaster, thrill rides, zoo animals, and a waterpark.
Beach Haven (on the shore)
A small park with kiddie rides and a huge arcade disguised as a casino.
Gillian's Wonderland Pier
Classic boardwalk pier park with a roller coaster, log flume, mini-golf, and waterpark.
Pt. Pleasant Beach
Small park with rides and games on the famous Jersey shore.
Keansburg Amusement Park
Keansburg (on the shore)
Classic boardwalk park with thrill rides, games, go-karts, and waterpark.
Land of Make Believe
Hope (near PA border)
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.
Wildwood (on the Jersey shore)
It's amusement nirvana with three classic boardwalk and pier parks plus two waterparks. Over 150 rides, including seven coasters.
Ocean City (on the Jersey shore)
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)
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.
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.
Cardiff (near Atlantic City)
Family-owned and -operated park geared to young kids with storybook theme.
Wild West City
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.