This post originally written by WJBR Digital Production Intern, Elyse DiPisa. DiPisa is a sophomore Media Communications student at the University of Delaware from Montgomery County, PA. Along with being a Digital Content Intern for WJBR, Elyse also works for the university’s Student Television Network 49 News Program and as a tour guide for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
On January 30, a fire broke out at Playland’s Castaway Cove Amusement Park along the Ocean City New Jersey boardwalk.
The fire, caused by an “undetermined electrical source”, damaged a number of different buildings — including a building that housed an arcade and park offices, a juice bar, a Dairy Queen, and the Hamburger Construction Company restaurant. The city said no one was injured, and the park’s rides were undamaged by the flames.
The park is celebrating over 60 years of creating opportunities for family fun at the shore despite the unfortunate fire.
Playland’s Castaway Cove has announced their plan to reopen on March 27 just in time for the Spring 2021 season.
In a post made on the park’s Facebook page, the company said they plan to use a secondary entrance to allow for people to enjoy the untouched parts of the park, while simultaneously rebuilding what the fire had destroyed.