These Were NJ Family’s Most Popular Stories of 2018
From American Dream to NJ’s hidden gems, these are the stories that resonated most this past year.
American Dream Meadowlands
After a long hiatus, Magic of Lights came back to Freehold with more than one mile of glittering drive-thru light displays.
We got an inside look at Big SNOW America, one of the epic attractions to come to American Dream Meadowlands. Features include an indoor snowboard park, a 16-story ski slope, tubing, an ice climbing wall, lessons and tons of real-deal flurries.
We asked our readers to tell us their fave off-the-beaten-path spots in the state, from outdoor havens to historic sites to the best places to eat.
Tragedy struck the nation on Valentine’s Day this year when a student carried out a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. This 2010 graduate of the school shared the heartbreak she felt after hearing the news about her hometown.
You told us your fave arcades, me time retreats, pizzerias and more. These are the spots every NJ resident needs to put on their must-visit list.
We spoke to Senior Vice President of Marketing Debbie Patire about this epic entertainment destination years in the making. Rutherford will become home to a Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park, DreamWorks Waterpark, SEALIFE Aquarium and so much more.
The beloved doll brand opened an outlet store in Hershey, PA, where every AG fan can go to shop discontinued dolls, clothing, accessories and more.
Live ice sculpting, an ice candy store and a 50-foot-long ice slide made this event one of a kind. Guests will remember the ice maze, skating rink and grown-up ice saloon for many winters to come.
After two years of rumors and back-and-forth negotiations, this Scotch Plains staple finally closed its doors after 70 years of fun.
We got a hands-on look at Paramus’ new indoor skydiving spot. Kids here can pull on a flight suit, get a brief training session from the pros and then take to the skies.