“We’re Open!” That’s what the sign reads at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk. Three months after the worst storm to ever hit the Jersey Shore, one of the area’s most popular attractions has opened their doors to the public. On February 1, Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Aquarium Gift Shop, and Sweet Shop opened for business. The Pavilion Arcade, Frank’s Fun Center, Jenkinson’s South Arcade, and Pavilion Fast Food followed, opening on Saturday, February 2.
“It’s been quite a lot of work but we have a great crew here,” said Toby Wolf, spokeswoman for Jenkinson’s. “We have cheered for every reopening we have seen on the Shore in the last few months and we were proud to finally make our own announcement.”
Work is still underway in some areas of the property, to ensure everything will be fully operational for this summer. The Amusement Park is already preparing by bringing back the rides that were removed from the boardwalk prior to the storm. The two-for-one ride ticket sale will be held as usual on Easter Weekend, March 29 through 31, both online and in person. But the spring and summer aren't the only seasons packed with fun activities and adventures for kids.
Check out the upcoming events happening down at Jenkinson's Boardwalk:
Chinese New Year's – Year of the Snake
Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 | 1 pm-4 pm
Come celebrate the Year of the Snake with crafts and activities at Jenkinson's Aquarium!
International Polar Bear Day
Saturday, February 23rd | All Day
Learn about polar bears and what we can do to help these disappearing bears.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday
Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4:30 pm
Bring your favorite book and share it during story times with the Cat in the Hat.
Toddler Make and Take
Monday, March 4th | 9:30-10:30 am
Make marine life crafts, listen to a story, and learn about some of their animals.