Lock in the safety harnesses: Amusement parks around the Jersey Shore reopen

The Jersey Shore will look and sound more like summer, from casinos to roller coasters, as New Jersey continues to reopen.

News 12 Staff

Jul 2, 2020, 2:56 PM

Updated 1,386 days ago

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The Jersey Shore will look and sound more like summer, from casinos to roller coasters, as New Jersey continues to reopen.
Amusement parks are now allowed to reopen across New Jersey, and rides from Wildwood to Keansburg will be up and running just in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. 
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News 12 New Jersey showed the intense cleaning crews did to the rides and arcades at Jenkinson’s in Point Pleasant Beach last week, and now it's time to finally swing open the gates and lock in the safety harnesses for the first time in 2020.
“I know that we have done everything we can to prepare for this,” says Toby Wolf, with Jenkinson’s Boardwalk. “We will hope and remind people that you know we're all in this together, we all want to go out in public and do things, but we need to work together and do it in a safe manner.”
Social distancing and masks are required, and it will only be open at 50% capacity.
The arcades are open, and some people were seen inside playing the basketball throw and claw games. People say it’s all about getting back out of the house and having some sense of normalcy.
 
“Definitely shooting some hoops,” says Jonathan Perez, of the Bronx. “She's beating me, she's beating me by a couple of points, but it's good. The excitement brings you back to the little kids’ days, so after everything is going on, you want to just enjoy the environment."


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