Fireworks and Discount Rides Thursday at Wonderland Pier

first_imgFireworks from the 2014 Wonder Bear’s Birthday at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City, NJ.UPDATE: Fireworks have been cancelled due to wind conditions and the threat of rain.________Gillian’s Wonderland Pier will celebrate its 84th anniversary of providing rides and amusements to Ocean City Boardwalk visitors with a special event on Thursday.Wonder Bear’s Birthday Bash will go off 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 4 with all rides only two tickets apiece and a fireworks display at 9 p.m.Wonder Bear, the park’s mascot, will be available for photos with families during the celebration.David Gillian opened the Fun Deck on the Ocean City Boardwalk at Plymouth Place in 1931, and a Ferris wheel and merry-go-round were the main attractions.David’s son, Roy, opened the existing Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in 1965. Wonderland is owned and operated by Roy’s son, Jay Gillian.The Ferris wheel and merry-go-round are still attractions at Wonderland Pier (though this wheel reaches more than 141 feet into the air). But the park includes more than 30 other rides, including a log flume.Gillian’s Wonderland Pier is at Sixth Street on the Boardwalk. The fireworks will be visible from the beach and boardwalk on any of the downtown blocks.last_img read more


first_imgThere was a great turnout for the 2015 Runegal in aid of St Michael’s and Pieta House. The earlier start suited the runners and the organisers – especially with the constant downpour that hit Donegal on Saturday! The addition of the 5k provided a good alternative for the new and younger athletes.10k winners were:Male1. Sean Murphy in 36.30 (ten seconds improvement on last year)2. Ronnie Kidd3. Kevin ShielsFemale1. Claire Richardson  52.092. Catherine Reavey3.  Robyn MacIntosh 1st Local  John McClafferty5k winners:Winner   Cameron Jenkins1st lady   Fiona McClellandJuv boy  Max RoartyJuv girl    Aoibhinn McGinleyThanks to all participants for supporting the event and well done to all – it is a challenging 10k and 5k which will not give you a personal best time for the distance but should give you a huge sense of satisfaction for finishing it.Thanks to our sponsors – Harte Insurance for the trophies, Centra, Western Beverages, MCM Group, and the Gleeson group for the refreshments.Thanks for all the support from St. Michael’s – the organising committee, the tea ladies, the marshalls, the route planners, the Guards, the registrars, the gantry collector, the photographer – a great team effort from all which led to a successful and enjoyable day.Keep the date free for next year and get out training – you know you can beat your time! ST MICHAEL’S GAA CLUB HOST SUPERB RUNEGAL EVENT – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: July 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAnewsSportSt Michaelslast_img read more