Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sabrina's Brochure Spotlight: Keansburg Amusement Park 2009

Just across the water from New York City sits a charming little park which has been around since the early 1900s. I snagged this brochure for Keansburg Amusement Park and Runaway Rapids Waterpark during one of my trips through New Jersey last summer. Let's check out their offerings!

I'll be the first to admit that my brain hasn't been functioning at full capacity lately, but "Super Spaver Deal"? I seriously thought that was a typo at first. After tightening a few screws in the ol' noggin, I came to the conclusion that "spaver" = spend + save. Hence the slogan, "Spend a little, save a lot!"

[In all honesty, I blame the prominent placement of park mascot "Bergie" for scrambling my brain. How is one to think clearly amid such distraction?]

Keansburg has two roller coasters, and they both feature splashdown finales! Okay, okay--not true at all, but it was just too easy to pass up. Judging from the expression on that boy's face, the park's Schwarzkopf Wild Cat is just big enough to strike fear in the hearts of the littlest thrillseekers. (Or maybe it was the fact that a giant animated bird plopped down in the seat in front of him. I guess we'll never know.)

This combination amusement/water park features numerous rides, slides, and games for all age groups, most of which (unfortunately) are not pictured. In true traditional park style, Keansburg even has a carousel which allows you to take your chances at catching a brass ring. And its Pretzel dark ride, the Spook House, is one of the oldest dark rides in operation.

Now come on, Keansburg--every amusement park has free bees. And I've gotta tell you, they are rarely appreciated! (Particularly when I'm attempting to savor my vanilla soft serve with rainbow sprinkles in peace.)

But in addition to the bees, Keansburg Amusement Park offers many other things for free, and still more at heavily discounted prices if you visit on certain days. Part of the beauty of being a small, free admission park is that you have the latitude to offer very specialized discounts.

Like most parks in the Mid-Atlantic, Keansburg enjoys a very full operating schedule which kicks off in early spring and runs through the beginning of fall.

Awwww, is that it already? I was hoping for more photos! This brochure does a fantastic job of spotlighting Keansburg's many discounts and accolades, but the visually inclined culture of the 21st century demands...well, more visuals! But don't you despair--You'll just have to get your fix at the park's web site instead.