[Beach Haven, NJ] – Fantasy Island Amusement Park is excited about the 2021 season! With an upgraded Arcade, three new updated rides, the re-opening of Scoops Up Ice Cream Parlor and a brand-new Shark Bites Grille menu, guests will have a lot to experience this year.

“We can’t wait for our guests to come back and see all of the amazing upgrades,” says Brian Wainwright, CEO. “We have missed all of you these past few months, but we have been hard at work getting ready to welcome you back with more options, an upgraded experience and more fun to enjoy with your families.”

Below are highlights of what guests can expect see this Summer:

Arcade: The Arcade reopened on May 1st with a whole new look, complete with new paint, carpet and lighting. The most important upgrade will be the installation of a photocatalytic oxidation system in an effort to create a safe and fun environment for guests. This system is the same one used in places like hospitals, casinos, airports and schools to help improve indoor air quality to promote better health and well-being. The system is scheduled to be installed over the next few weeks. “Our guests’ and team members’ safety has always been and will continue to be our top priority,” Wainwright states. “Our goal is to ensure we are providing our guests with the best possible overall air quality, and the technology we have invested in is sure to do this. The process will oxidize pollutants out of the air, making the air in the arcade healthier to breathe.”

Scoops Up Ice Cream Parlor will be open and will serve their signature Super Shakes, as well as many other frozen favorites like Dole Whips, sundaes and homemade waffle cones. Shark Bites Grille will be serving their famous fries, chicken and waffles, and so much more. It will be located next to Scoops Up Ice Cream Parlor. An expanded deck between Scoops Up and Shark Bites will allow for more seating so that families can relax and enjoy all of the delicious food options. Both Shark Bites and Scoops Up will be opening later this season.

This season brings three updated rides to the park. The new beach inspired version of the classic Scrambler ride, the Atlantic Scrambler, will have guests spinning with excitement. Another classic ride, The Himalaya, has also been upgraded. The new ride, soon to be known as Crab Race, will feature a fun design made to look like crabs racing each other to get to the finish line! Younger riders can look forward to a brand-new Kiddie Ferris Wheel featuring sea creature characters. This new ride will replace the former ride known as the Pumpkin Wheel.

“2020 was a challenging year for everyone, and we wouldn’t have gotten through it without all the support we had from our guests,” said Wainwright. “All of the upgrades we have done are to continue to provide an exceptional experience. We are excited for the 2021 season and to watch our guests continue to make memories for years to come!”

We will continue to operate under the guidelines provided to us by the State of NJ, as well as health officials including the CDC and WHO.  Any updates to these guidelines will be updated on our website here.

The Arcade is now open daily through Labor Day. Outdoor games and rides are currently open weekends and will be opening daily starting June 18th. For more information on hours and all of the fun for this summer, visit our website at FantasyIslandLBI.com

About Fantasy Island Amusement Park
Established in 1984, Fantasy Island Amusement Park is one of Long Beach Island’s crown jewels. Boasting 18 rides, a family Arcade, boardwalk games, and more, Fantasy Island creates a fun, clean environment for children and families of all ages. Fantasy Island Amusement Park is located between 7th and 8th Streets in Beach Haven, New Jersey on Long Beach Island.