Southern New Jersey, or South Jersey as we locals call it, is home to several world-class waterparks that the best of rides, rapids, waterslides to keep your kids entertained all day long.
Here are the top five waterparks in South Jersey:
The Splash Zone,, located in Wildwood, New Jersey, mixes adrenaline-pumping thrills with family-style fun. Splash Zone has more than 16 attractions and offers a thrill for everyone. Test the white water rapids of the Beast of The East, the only 6-person raft ride on the east coast. Roar through total darkness on The Midnight Run, a twisting, turning enclosed tube slide. Speed fans will enjoy roaring down the Speed Dominator. Giggle Bay offers an interactive water playground featuring our famous 1000-gallon bucket of water that crashes down, drenching everyone in its path.
Spend one day here and you’ll know why the Splash Zone is considered one of the South Jersey’s best water parks.
Three-hour passes begin at $23 and a day past starts at $31 at the Splash Zone. In addition, Splash Zone offers morning-only or afternoon-only passes. Splash Zone is open form Memorial Day to Labor Day and from mid-morning to early evening depending on the month.
Splash Zone is located at Schellenger Avenue and the Boardwalk in Wildwood, N.J. (609) 729-5600.
Hurricane Harbor, Jackson, New Jersey
Located in Jackson, Six Flags Great Adventure’s Hurricane Harbor offers oceans of fun and waves of wonderful memories. It’s the getaway with something for the entire family. You can satisfy your need for speed on our thrill-a-second water rides or join the familiy in a relaxing cruise down a lazy river that flows through a 45-acre tropical paradise. Tickets purchased online are $31, a savings of $7 off of the at-gate price.
Raging Rivers, Wildwood, New Jersey
Located inside Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey, is Raging Waters a favorite of many of the locals and a sure bet as one of the best water parks in South Jersey. The Ranging River’s attractions include a 1,100-foot-long Endless River, Shotgun Falls drop slides, Rocket Raft tube rides, head-first Speed Slides and Sky Pond Journey, an tube slide with four elevated splash pools.
A daily pass at Raging Waters is $36 but there are weekend and season discount passes available also. The park is open on weekends in May and daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Gillians Water Park, Ocean City, New Jersey
When it comes to splashing, wet fun in the sun, Gillian’s Island Water Park is your destination water playground in South Jersey. You can feel the rushing sensation of the Serpentine, or enjoy riding down Splash Down Falls or take a lazy ride on the Lazy River. Gillian’s Island Water Park has everything for the whole family and is considered one of the best waterparks in South Jersey.
Gillian’s Water Park is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and all-day passes are just $20. Gillian’s Water Park is located at Plymouth Place & Boardwalk and the telephone number is (609) 399-0483.
Casino Pier, Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Breakwater Beach, located on the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, has been luring fun-seekers away from the bigger waterparks for generations.
This family-fun resort offers slides such as the Patriot Slide, a six-lane speedway of splashing fun. With depth charges and cannons being shot off, you will be surprised at every turn on Revolutionary Wild. The Nor’easter is a quick but invigorating slide that also drops you into a pool and then you have the Revere’s Run, a splashy tube ride that’s fun for everyone.
If you combine the thrills of Breakwater Beach with the world-famous Seaside Heights boardwalk and you’ll understand why many consider this one of the best water parks in South Jersey.
Hours vary depending on the month and there are weekend, mid-week and daily specials all summer long. Breakwater Beach is located at 800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751. The phone number is (732) 793-6488.