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Gillian's Wonderland Pier

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Address: 600 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Phone Number: 609-399-7082
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Great for the kids!

A mini amusement park that has a section for the young ones and a larger section for the older kids and adults. Rides are ok but they keep the kids busy. Just be ready to spend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Linwood, New Jersey
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Port Washington, New York
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This place recently raised their tickets needed per ride to make it a total ripoff. The only times worth going are during 3 ticket "magic" hours on Tues and Thurs. And obviously, only if you're going on 5 or 6 ticket rides, to double the value of your tickets. A family of four on the flume ride at 6 tickets... More 

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Linwood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A mini amusement park that has a section for the young ones and a larger section for the older kids and adults. Rides are ok but they keep the kids busy. Just be ready to spend a pretty penny on all those ride tickets!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have been coming here since I was a child (30 yrs ago). It has a lot of attractions and the selection for age ranges is very good. The entire staff is in uniforms and they look professional. Wonderland is always clean and the employees are friendly. My biggest complaint are the ticket prices/# you need to ride big rides.... More 

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Johnsonburg, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Our family (in one form or another) has been visiting OC for more than a quarter of a century, and we always make a stop at Wonderland. It was quite a shock this year to see the increase in cost - way out of line with the usual rise. The carousel, which we ride every year out of tradition, used... More 

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Check for deals, it's ridiculously overpriced... Make sure you get the tickets, even online, early in the year around Easter.. The staff isn't as kind and courteous as before, the rides are more for younger kids, it's not really for adults to venture off and get on rides.

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were really disappointed this year because all the ride tickets went up. The carousel used to be one ticket each and now its four per rider. We always order tickets online during the off-season so we get them for half-price but we still felt like we got way fewer rides than we used to. The choices of rides are... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Its not a trip the OC boardwalk without visiting Gillians. It is a very expensive adventure as most rides are 4-5 dollars each. with 2 kids it gets expensive. There are options to off set the cost. The 1/2 price sale in April if you are at the beach at Easter and there are usually specials between 1 and 4... More 

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Clarks Summit, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went here on a Tuesday from 1-4...Three Ticket Tuesday, so all rides are only 3 tickets. We were able to stretch our dollars more, and the kids had a great time.

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New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Like many other people who have frequented the Ocean City boardwalk, I grew up going to Gillian's Wonderland Pier. Sadly, the pier of today is not the pier of yesterday. It's horribly overpriced, staffed by unenthusiastic people, and lacking in investment. We now go to the neighboring amusement park (which can be easily found without an endorsement from me) that... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Tickets are pricey so buy a discount package. The tickets are good from year to year. There is so much to do here, make your own crafts, baby rides, kid rides, overhead trains, trams, log flume, merry go round, bumper cars & more. Older teenagers will prefer Castaway Cove. It gets crowded and noisy every night but only a few... More 

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