Summer fun takes a different spin this year with focus on integrating Covid19 safety into everyone's routine. Local businesses are customizing state wide guidelines and standards set by the New Jersey Attractions Association as part of the reopening plan. NJAA promotes the serious business of having fun in a safe manner as a vital element of the State's economy and a key experience for a visit to the shore. Speaking with NJ AA Executive Director Kimberle Rolle Samarelli, the industry organization was pro active in identifying concerns for staff and guests during the weeks leading up to reopening amusement, water parks and arcades. " Prior to the pandemic the entire industry has always and will continue to play safe every day, this season is especially important for our guests to feel even safer" 

A popular spot close to home is Fantasy Island Amusement Park that opening in 1984 and is home to rides, a family arcade, and boardwalk style games. Located between 7th and 8th Streets in Beach Haven, they recently shared with us the steps they have taken to promote Safe Play in their park. Making the investment was a top priority with the management installing hand washing and sanitizing stations around the park, social distancing reminders on the ground, plexiglass barricades between games in the arcade, and strict cleaning schedule on all high touch surface areas. This year you will find all registers are equipped with contact less payment, online advance purchase cards, and even online redemption catalog to redeem arcade tickets from the comfort of home. Also, in Beach Haven Thundering Surf Water Park has also undergone enhanced deep cleaning, installed plexiglass separators added sanitizing stations and reduced capacity. Team members in both businesses undergo health and temperature screening and are issued personal protective equipment. 

Guests to the park are reminded to play it safe as well please stay home if you are sick, wear a facemask if over two years old, maintain six foot distance with others, avoid touching your face, and frequently wash your hands. To view Safe Play from NJAA please go to