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The Show Place Ice Cream Parlor in Beach Haven

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The Show Place Ice Cream Parlor is a unique ice cream place with a 1900’s flavor. It is staffed by actors and actresses from the adjacent Surflight Theater.  If you go, be prepared to sing a show tune for your ice cream. It’s  a great place to take the kids or go for a date (although your date might never forgive you for being pulled into the entertainment)

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Fantasy Island Arcade and Amusement Park in Beach Haven

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Fantasy Island is an arcade and amusement park in Beach Haven. Prior to it’s life as Fantasy Island, it was known as Hartman’s.

When you enter Fantasy Island, the casino is on your left. The casino has arcade and skill games with a large selection of prizes. On the right is an old style electronic shooting gallery.  There are rides for children and adults. In the rear of the park you can find The Scrambler and Bumper Cars.  If you want to go back to simpler rides, there is a carousel. You can view the fantasy island web cam for a real time view of the park.  See our webcam page for other LBI webcams.  There are numerous carnival type skill games. If you are hungry, and you will be when you smell the funnel cakes and other goodies, they have a grill and ice cream parlor.

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Thundering Surf WaterPark in Beach Haven

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The Thundering Surf WaterPark offers several water slides. There is  a meandering tubing ride that is great for chilling out on a hot summer’s day.  If you have younger children, there is an area for them. On your way up to the slides, you can man the water cannons and hose down the tubers and other slide riders. There is a massive bucket that is constantly filling and periodically tips over to deluge anyone nearby.

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