Also known as Clementon Lake Park, Clementon Amusement Park is a small, family-oriented fun park located in Clementon, New Jersey. Founded in 1907 by local assemblyman Theodore Gibbs, it is also notable for being one of the oldest operating amusement parks in the entire United States of America. It is currently owned by Adrenaline Family Entertainment and has been since 2007.
As is the case with most amusement parks, the main draw for visitors to Clementon Amusement Park is the rides. There are currently 26 to choose from that encompass all intensity levels from very mild for the youngsters in the group to highly thrilling. The most popular rides at Clementon are generally the thrill rides. For instance, there is King Neptune's Revenge, a log flume ride built entirely over Clementon Lake; the Hellcat roller coaster, notable for its inclusion of a thrilling 110-foot drop; and the Sea Dragon, an exhilarating and thrilling swing ride.
However, there are plenty of mild and intermediate rides that the entire family can share together. These include such classics as a beautiful antique carousel that features both artistically carved horses, as well as chariots; a giant Ferris wheel that treats visitors to a bird's eye view of the entire park; and the kite flyer ride that simulates the sensation of flying. Rides for very young children are part of the mix as well and include the Castle Bounce, the Flying Elephants, and the Safari Train.
Also considered part of Clementon Amusement Park is the incredibly popular Splash World water play area where park goers can beat the heat and have some fun all at the same time. As is the case with the main amusement park, Splash World rides vary in intensity from the very mild to the moderately intense. Among the most popular attractions are the Sky River Rapids, a thrilling treat that simulates an extreme river rafting experience and includes three sets of slides and three giant splash pools; the Vertical Limit Racer, a six-lane, head-first water slide where riders can race against one another; and the Lazy River that allows riders to relax and enjoy a leisurely float down the waterway. Sunscreen, film, and bathing suits are available to park goers at the Seven Seas Supply Company for convenience's sake.
In addition to the rides and attractions, patrons of Clementon Park sometimes have the option of taking advantage of scheduled special events. Which events are scheduled varies from season to season, so those interested should contact the park directly for a list of upcoming attractions and specials. However, past features have included discounted entrance fees after 6PM, student specials, and live concerts of all genres. Group rates and are also an option, as Clementon Amusement Park is capable of coordinating with groups of various sizes from 50 people to 5,000 for an unforgettable and highly enjoyable event experience.
When it comes to dining options, patrons have their pick of all the expected amusement park options from hot dogs and hamburgers, to chili, to pizza, to pretzels and cotton candy. Cold beverages including beer, coffee, and soft drinks are also readily available.