Arts & Entertainment

Hop To It And Get A Jump On This Summer's Amusement Park Fun


NEW JERSEY - Easter means egg hunts, egg decorating, an overabundance of chocolate and of course Peeps, but if you're a Jersey guy or gal there is something else on the agenda for this Easter weekend; scoring discounted tickets for the Garden State's amusement attractions. Yes, pretty much all of the popular New Jersey amusement attractions offer deals on tickets for the upcoming summer season. Whether are you are a Garden State native or plan on visiting this summer, deals can be had in person or online. Bada Bing!

  • Gillian's Wonderland Pier in Ocean City is offering half-priced tickets to their amusements from now through Monday. Tickets can be purchased online or at Gillian's, which is located at Sixth Avenue along the Ocean City boardwalk. They're also available downtown at Stainton's on Asbury Avenue. Gillian's is open today and on Easter Sunday from noon until 6 p.m.
  • Playland's Castaway Cove in Ocean City also has half-priced tickets on the block this weekend. Buy them online or in person until April 8. In person tickets can be purchased under the pirate ship at the Cove from noon until 5 p.m. Playland's Castaway Cove is on Tenth Avenue along the boardwalk.
  • Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Point Pleasant is a popular family spot. Their two-for-one sale is on from now until Easter Sunday. Tickets can be had online or in person. There is a special online only day on Easter Monday. In person tickets can be purchased from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at any Jenkinson's ticket booths on the boardwalk,
  • Atlantic City has more than casinos. There's the Steel Pier too. They're hosting a buy-one-get-one-free sale for their 80-ticket ride books from now through Friday, April 6. Books can be brought online or in person. Rides are open today and tomorrow as well as next week during spring break. Rides are open from noon until 9 p.m. today and from noon until 8 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Rides will be open next week from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.
  • If you have teens and tweens and want to save on Six Flags Great Adventure admissions, there is an opening sale touting a huge savings on their season pass. Details are available on their website, but don't wait. The Park Opening Sale ends on April 1 and that's not a joke.
  • Morey's Pier in Wildwood's spring blowout sale is happening now through Friday, April 6. Tickets can be scooped up online for up to 35 percent off. Pier opens today with lots of Easter fun on tap.
  • The Keansburg Amusement Park is hosting a buy-one-get-one-free sale from now through Sunday, April 8. Their online sale is over according to their website, but tickets can still be had by visiting the ticket booth at the park. Kiddie rides open at 11 a.m. today and on Easter Sunday. All other attractions open at noon this weekend. The park is located at 275 Beachway Avenue.
  • Fantasy Island in Beach Haven is holding a half-price ride sale, offering up 120 tokens for $60. Check it out online or in person from now through April 8. Arcade opens its doors today at noon and on Easter Sunday at 3 p.m. The arcade will also be open all next week for spring break. Doors open at noon.



TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Somerville: Gallery Hosts Photo Society's 90th Anniversary Exhibit

July 14, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Visions of Raritan Photographic Society – A Celebration of 90 years” from Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division Street.

The Raritan Photographic Society, founded in 1929, is the oldest photography club in New Jersey. The exhibit celebrates the organization's 90 years ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, July 25, 7:30 PM

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham

Masterwork’s Summer Sings Conclude with Verdi ...


Wed, August 22, 8:30 AM

American Legion Post 253, Spotswood

Bus Trip to AC Air Show

Giving Back Other

Wed, August 22, 8:30 AM

American Legion Post 253, Spotswood

Bus Trip to AC Air Show

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 17, 2018


TRENTON, NJ – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in New Jersey, leading to chronic lung disease, heart disease, stroke and cancer,” said New ...

Westfield to Hold 3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ Celebrating Charles Addams and His Creations This Fall

July 14, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced Thursday.

Watch the ...

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)


If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...