The summer is bringing so many exciting changes at many of the great fun attractions in New Jersey. From the largest indoor ropes course to the Freedom Rider coaster, iPlay America has outdone themselves again with action packed fun for the whole family. Adventure Aquarium will overload you on cuteness and dare you to explore your adventurous side. We’ve compiled a list of the top must things to do this summer. Head out and enjoy the fun.
Hold Tight. iPlay America is expanding with New Jersey’s Largest Indoor Ropes Course opening on June 25. If adventure is what you want, this is the course to take your adrenalin to new heights. iPlay America’s new Sky Trail® ropes course features several courses and obstacles to test your skills like the rope bridges, zig-zag beams, cargo nets, walk-across beams, vertical rope ladders, and more. Plus, the Sky Tykes® ropes course is perfect for adventurous kids ages 2 to 7. With platforms just 2’ 8” off the ground, they’ll start to develop their skills at eye level for parents and grandparents. Also coming soon the Freedom Rider features a figure-eight track design and spinning vehicles that will give you the ride of a lifetime! It’s a head-spinning good time for riders of most ages. 110 Schanck Road, Freehold; 732.577.8200
The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. have arrived at Adventure Aquarium. Open now, get up close and personal with Australia's little blue penguins as they dart through the water, waddle around and play together beachside in our all new Little Blue Beach exhibit. These playful beach dwellers are even a little bit boisterous and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. While you are there, dare to cross the new Shark Bridge. It is the longest, V-shaped rope suspension bridge in the world, where you will walk just inches above the 21-foot deep Shark Realm exhibit. 1 Riverside Drive Camden; 856.365.3300
Splashplex Water Park Playground at The Funplex in Mt. Laurel is your place to play this summer! This new attraction continues all the fun of an amusement ride with the refreshing feeling of a water attraction. You can play all day in your own wacky water race track with one-of-a-kind slides, cool water cannons and totally wild sprays. The 2016 expansion will include: 4 Water Slides featuring 2 Power Packed Speed Slides, a Constrictor Tube Slide, & Amazing Inner Tube Slide; 5 Story Tower, 580 Foot Lazy River, and Cascading Waterfall Pool. It’s the fast track to chasing the heat away on a hot summer day. 3320-24 Route 38 Mt. Laurel; 856.273.9061
America’s only construction theme park Diggerland is rolling into its third season. They recently revealed their latest attraction. The ride, aptly named Shake N’ Roll, offers children and their families the unique experience of operating compact “steam rollers.” The Shake N’ Roll ride will become the 26th attraction at the New Jersey-based theme park, following the release of three attractions including the ARGO amphibious vehicles, the WorkMax UTVs and the World’s Fastest Backhoe, the JCB GT. And for the grown-ups, the newest, adult-sized addition to park, Diggerland XL, opened April 2nd for guests who are eighteen years and older they will have unrestricted fun on giant pieces of construction equipment. 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin; 856.768.1110
Branchburg Sports Complex is New Jersey’s premiere sports and family entertainment center. Featuring 78,000 square feet of action packed sports and activities and four indoor turf fields, BSC is one of the area’s largest and most exciting indoor recreation destinations. With sports leagues and camps, four batting cages, a 3,100 square foot Training Center, a multi-level PlayMaze, arcade with redemption center and a 9,000 square foot interactive fantasy-themed laser tag arena, BSC provides fun and excitement for the whole family. 47 Readington Road, Branchburg; 908.203.1600
Coming June 16 at Morris Museum, a new exhibit called, “FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY: ARCADES AND CAFES.” This exhibition explores the fascinating world of coin-operated entertainment from the early twentieth century. See fortune-tellers and strength testers from penny arcades and gambling machines and musical instruments from Prohibition-era speakeasies. Head back in July 1st, when they are showing TOOTHPICK WORLD. With just toothpicks and Elmer’s Glue, artist Stan Munro constructs precise reproductions of architectural masterworks and world-renowned structures. Toothpick World features iconic American buildings such as the White House and the Empire State Building, and internationally celebrated structures such as Taj Mahal and the Eiffel Tower. The exhibition also includes local landmarks like Yankee Stadium. 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown; 973.971.3700