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“Fun, Cheap and Hasn't Changed Much”

Gillian's Wonderland Pier
Ranked #4 of 45 things to do in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

This is one of my favorite parks on the boardwalk, the rides here are sort of my pace. I've grown into the roller coaster type, but I wouldn't mind spending some time over here and riding the Merry Go Round that still has that game where you grab as many rings as possible and your goal is to get the bronze ring. It's tricky, but fun. It brings back a lot of memories from when I was little because some of the rides are the same, but they have gotten newer rides throughout the years. I used to go here long before Playland's Castaway Cove, but I like Wonderland better. It is a dollar per ticket.

Thank Ashleigh C
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

We walked in with our three year old, not knowing whether he was ready for rides yet (he says the little coin operated carousel at the mall is too scary, so I wasn't optimistic). They had loads of rides that were perfect for little ones - he started out with the fire trucks and dune buggies, tried the train, and then wanted to go on the kiddie roller coaster twice! I even talked him into the carousel.

Tickets are a dollar a piece and some of the rides are 4 or 5 tickets, but it's not much more expensive than a county fair.

Thank debbieanndoyle
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Great rides....for any age. My 14 year old and my 6 year old all can have a great time. clean. Not too expensive. especially if you wait until the fall....which is the perfect time at the beach anyway.

Thank summer065
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

This is a great park for small children through tweens. There are a few rides tame enough for kids under 2 (fire engines, carousel, dune buggies, boats) and some wilder rides for the older children (roller coaster, log flume, pirate ship and more), and plenty in between. Not much for the thrill seekers. It is stroller-friendly--plenty of room to navigate with a stroller and room to leave your stroller by a ride if needed. It can be expensive if you do not plan ahead. At the park you can get 150 tickets for $100 ($0.67/ea). Rides are 2-5 tickets (only the carousel is 1 ticket). Parents are charged for riding with kids. To save money, plan ahead and buy your tickets online around Easter time (start looking around Palm Sunday) for half price. Then you can take those tickets on a Tues or Thurs from 1p to 4p and all rides are 2 tickets. Buy more tickets then you think you will need because they don't expire! Plan for a few hours here, then take in all the other things on the boardwalk: games, mini golf, and lots of food and shops. Have fun!

3  Thank Anne944
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Stay away from this place and go to playland a few blocks away.
Their ticket prices and policies are insane. Show up with family of 4, 2 adults, 2 kids. The silly train ride is 5 tickets, EACH. This places charges for parents to accompany their children on the rides (playland a few blocks away does not)
So I will break it down, 4 people x 5 tickets EACH is 20 tickets. You get 25 tickets for $20 so each ticket cost 80 cents for a total of $16 to go on 1 single 30 second train ride, NEVER AGAIN!
Avoid at all costs!

6  Thank NYTravelCouple
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