New Bumper Cars at Keansburg Amusement Park
Hurricane Sandy may have sent the old bumper cars at Keansburg Amusement Park floating down Carr Ave but that doesn’t mean that they are gone forever. After all, where would the dedicated Bumper Car Pyschos come every Friday evening in the summer?
They are committed to riding all night long and people are always happy to ride and bump with them. Along with many other new rides being purchased to rebuild the severely damaged park, bumper cars were at the top of the list. It is a timeless example of what is expected at an amusement park.
“This new fleet of Bertazzon Bumpers Cars is the newest and sleekest in the industry” says Hank Gehlhaus, co-owner of the park. “It’s not just the Bumper Car Psychos Club who cannot get enough of this ride, but all ages from young to old. I’m sure the Psychos will be relieved to know that they have a place to come back to once again this summer.”
The Gehlhaus brothers are trying to reassure everyone that they will be open for business as usual but with a lot of brand new attractions. The Rocking Tug is a new family ride being delivered soon while the Truck Stop is on its way to the delight of the younger kids. Remote control boats on a newly built pond are already in progress and will appeal to our non-thrill seekers. Many of the classic rides are being put back together piece by piece so the nostalgia of the park can be maintained.
“Since most of the games and wheels-of-chance were demolished during the storm, starting from scratch was the only alternative. New games will be provided by Bob’s Space Racers and they install all the favorites, as well as special new games for all our guests. Every part of the park is being re-evaluated” states Bill Gehlhaus.
“Being re-evaluated” is an understatement when in fact most of the park has been affected. Bill and Hank seem undeterred by the magnitude of the project and work long hours every day to reopen for Easter weekend. “We work every day with one goal in mind, let’s get this park open!” Adding all the new attractions is the easy part, painstakingly taking apart and reconstructing all the other damaged parts of the park is what takes hard work and vision. In the master scheme of things, they are committed to welcoming back the Psychos for the 2013 season.
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