Clementon Park and Splash World
Location: Clementon, NJ
The times of the local amusement parks are a thing of the past, but a park in New Jersey still strives to keep the good ole' days alive. A place that wants the old and the new to come together for all families to enjoy for days to come.
Clementon Park started as what most things do, an idea. This was the idea of Theodore B. Gibbs, and his sons. The New Jersey man wanted a place for families to go and enjoy themselves for the day. The park opened to the public in 1907, and people found it to be a very popular place all throughout the Garden Sate. The Jack Rabbit roller coaster first debuted in 1919. From that day forward, it became the main attraction until it was closed down on December 7, 2007 after 88 years of thrilling guests. The park has changed with the times as most things do, but they still try to keep the past alive. The Gibbs family eventually sold Clementon Park to Abram Baker in 1977. Baker then sold the park in 2007 to Adrenaline Family Entertainment. The changing of hands didn't hurt the park, it just kept trucking along with a grace that makes this such a special place. To top "Cat" in the the park is Hell Cat, a wooden coaster that came onto the scene on September 9, 2004. This wooden creature was built by S&S Worldwide, but it's the name that has a odd history. Beginning with the 2004 season, it debuted as Tsunami and then quickly changed to "J2," short for Jack Rabbit 2 from 2005-2007. From 2007 on it has been known as the Hell Cat. There's a wide variety of thrills for everyone such as King Neptune's Revenge, Thunder Drop, and the Ring of Fire. With a water park called Splash World, a train, and a Ferris Wheel, families will enjoy all this park has to offer. The changing of the keys happened one final time in 2011 when Premier Parks, LLC came to own the park.
We might not get exactly what we want from every park, but it's when we aren't actually looking that we find exactly what we need: a smile. How can you not have a smile when you're at Clementon Park? They definitely know how to put one on your face.
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