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Gillian's Wonderland Pier

600 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3846
+1 609-399-7082
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Disappointing trip to the Pier

My first visit this year and it will be the last. Way too many rides closed. In line with my... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Michael S
Beach Haven
Over priced rides and poor service

Every year this place becomes more of a money pit.The price of rides for young children are... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
deb r
Ocean City, New Jersey
via mobile
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“ferris wheel” (37 reviews)
“merry go round” (15 reviews)
“half price” (24 reviews)
600 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3846
+1 609-399-7082
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

My first visit this year and it will be the last. Way too many rides closed. In line with my daughter for the Ferris Wheel and we were told that ride is closing. The employees couldn't have been less friendly and looked bothered to be...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Every year this place becomes more of a money pit.The price of rides for young children are astronomical and the rides are old for the most part. Go to castaway cove, not friendly,better managed and maintained .

1  Thank deb r
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Tickets for rides...$1 each, but you can buy in bulk and save some money. The usual kids rides and some for adolescents/adults as well. Crowded from dinner time...sometimes uncomfortably so, but still a place kids can't resist and parents can't dissuade them from!

Thank MusicProf
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is one of about 2 huge amusement parks on the Boardwalk. It has the usual rides to keep your kids of all ages occupied. Be prepared for a raucous place with stacks, and stacks of kids. This seems to be one of the places...More

Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My husband and I were staying in Avalon for a few days and as always make it a point to go to the OC boardwalk for an afternoon. We always go to Wonderland to see the monkey band (not real monkeys) play their song. My...More

Thank LaurenEA91
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I enjoyed this place a lot. The rides don't take long to get on and it's always a good time with family and friends. We are usually here for 2 weeks at a time and make it a front to go here during those 2...More

Thank TheEnforcer_021
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We had to take the kids. It's right on the boardwalk. The kids had fun but the tickets are very expensive and most rides are 5 tickets each. The Ferris wheel was not working both nights we were there.

Thank maryaling
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Gillians is not the place for good rides. The place is getting outdated. Take your business to Castaway Cove if you want your best bang for your buck!

1  Thank Travis S
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I love the Ocean City boardwalk in general. Gillian's pier is fun because of the rides and games that it has to keep younger siblings entertained and yourself. Once you get done doing that you can continue to walk down the boardwalk.

Thank Kyle K
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Loved a half day here with our toddler. A dozen rides she could do. She loved it. And so cool that it's right on the boardwalk by the ocean. Be prepared, ride tickets are expensive esp. when you need to escort your child on the...More

Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
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Sheila R
14 August 2017|
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Response from DiscountKing | Reviewed this property |
No, go carts.
Sheila R
14 August 2017|
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Response from ECB731 | Reviewed this property |
Not at this pier. Down the boardwalk there is another amusement pier with go carts and lots of restaurants. I think the pier is called Castaway Cove.
22 February 2017|
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Response from bayonnebrawler | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Gillians operates rides in September. Hours may vary. Use the contact page at gillians wed site and ask for hours of operation. Look into purchasing 1/2 price tickets online, or take a ride to the "shore" some... More