Gillian's Wonderland Pier is a family-oriented amusement and fun park located in Ocean City, New Jersey. It has been in business for over 80 years and includes 35 different rides and attractions of all types and geared toward all members of the family. In 2008, Gillian's Wonderland Pier was awarded the Best of the Press Gold award for best amusement park, as well as the 2008 Best of the Press Bronze award for best family attraction.
Gillian's utilizes a "pay as you go'' style routine when it comes to drawing in revenue. Patrons purchase appropriate number of tickets in order to experience the attractions they're interested in. Different attractions "cost'' different numbers of tickets ranging from one ticket for the carousel to five tickets for the mono-rail, the giant wheel, the Runaway Train Coaster, or the Canyon Falls Log Flume.
When it comes to the rides, the park is separated into several different sections, each one containing its own unique collection of attractions. There is an indoor rides section that includes a number of terrific family-oriented attractions and rides for young children. These include a beautiful antique carousel that dates back to 1926, the Bear Bounce, a monorail mini-train that offers patrons a wonderful way to see the park at its best, and both dune buggy and fire engine themed rides especially for young visitors.
The lower deck is the place to go if you'd like to experience thrilling and adventurous rides that let you enjoy the open air and the sunshine at the same time. The Canyon Falls Log Flume is a very popular ride that is part roller coaster and part water ride. The Runaway Train is a relatively new attraction, a roller coaster that is already becoming one of the park's most popular attractions. The Sling Shot is Gillian's contribution to the growing collection of exhilarating drop rides to be found across the country and offers riders a breathtaking view of the park and a ride they'll never forget all at once. The Skooter Bumper Cars round things out nicely, as no trip to an amusement park is complete without some time spent in a classic bumper car arena.
Gillian's Fun Deck offer visitors some thrills that are nevertheless appropriate for the entire family. The Sizzler is a terrific roller coaster adventure that everyone can enjoy together. The Fun Slide, one of Gillian's newest and hottest attractions, lets friends race each other down a colorful, ultra-slick giant slide. The Glass House offers a delightful fun house experience designed to put smiles on everyone's faces.
Finally, the Midway rounds things out with yet another selection of exciting, classic rides. The Giant Wheel lets guests take in a bird's eye view of not only the park, but all of beautiful Ocean City, the surrounding beaches, and even nearby Atlantic City. The Wacky Worm lets even Gillian's littlest visitors experience the fun of a roller coaster. The Galleon offers a classic swing ride experience... and these are only a few of the many attractions to be found on Gillian's beautiful Midway.