7 awesome NJ attractions new for Spring 2017
Whether you're doing Spring Break with the family, or just looking to get out and enjoy some seasonable fun, we have you covered. Here's a roundup of the newest and coolest attractions in New Jersey, from outdoor coasters to indoor play spots for the little ones.
1. Hydrus Coaster at Casino Pier (Seaside Heights)
The Hydrus roller coaster includes a 72-foot vertical lift and beyond-vertical drop. Also opening at Seaside Height's Casino Pier this year is a Ferris Wheel that will stand 131 feet tall! For the Pier's current operating schedule, see here.
2. Ninja Warrior Course at Rebounderz (Edison)
Middlesex County now boasts the 'Tri-State's Largest Course' in the style of the hit Ninja Warrior franchise! Rebounderz in Edison offers 4 lanes of difficulty, each with different activities. The site also offers open trampoline jumping, a basketball slam and a foam pit. For height and weight guidelines and other information, csee here.
3. Greased Beast at Diggerland USA (West Berlin)
The Greased Beast is both a giant truck and a thrill ride in-one. Diggerland USA is the only construction themed adventure park in North America, spanning about 14 acres in Camden County. For a look at the site's 2 dozen attractions and operating hours, click here.
4. Justice League at Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson)
Six Flags Great Adventure is open for spring break! Superhero fans hoping to check out JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis, be patient. The 4-D ride experience still has a while to go before an opening slated for this season. In the meantime, there's The Joker 4-D Free-Fly coaster, only in its second season at the Ocean County theme park. And, talk about new additions, baby giraffes at the Safari Park!
5. Re-tracked Great Nor'Easter coaster at Morey's Piers (Wildwood)
Back in September, crews began re-tracking over 18-hundred feet of the Great Nor'Easter coaster. It involved 62 pieces of steel at over two tons each! The project is being finished with an expected May opening date. For the full schedule for Morey's Piers, click here.
6. Mythbusters at Liberty Science Center (Jersey City)
This exhibit at the Liberty Science Center runs through September. Mythbusters crew use scientific observation and experiments to test out such time-honored questions as 'Does toast always tend to land butter-side down' or 'Does running in the rain get you less wet than walking through it?' For info about LSC in Jersey City, click here.
7. Magic Sky Play (Marlboro)
For the younger crowd, Monmouth County has a great new place for creative and active play, regardless of the weather. Magic Sky has several themed areas, including an inside tree house, a castle, firetruck, moon bounce, construction pit and play blocks. For info, including schedule and themed events, click here.
Proud Jersey Girl Erin Vogt’s first reporting gig involved her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a wife and momma of two kiddies, she firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. A fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma, in no particular order.