A big thanks to Steel Pier for providing us with complimentary tickets to experience their park during our #jerseylove retreat. All opinions, experiences, and moments of high pitched screaming described in this post are my own.
Have you ever lived in an area and never experienced one of the best attractions around? Have you ever visited a city for work each month, but never experienced the fun for all ages that was right under your nose? I have, and thanks to the recent Jersey Love retreat in Atlantic City, I got to have extreme fun at one of the city’s most exciting attractions for families exploring the boardwalk.
Steel Pier opened in 1898 and was originally known for hosting the top entertainers from the 1920s to the 1950s. Owner Anthony Catanoso shared the pier’s history with us over cotton candy (my favorite!) and funnel cake during our visit a few weeks ago. The Catanoso family, who took ownership from Trump Taj Mahal in 1993, have big plans for the Pier. By 2015, they will have 60% of their rides indoors, and will also provide a family restaurants in an upper promenade area connected to the Taj Mahal. They also have plans to create a space for events, such as large parties and even weddings. Can you imagine having a wedding at the Steel Pier?! I’d get married all over again just to have that experience.
Anthony also mentioned their plans to build a 200 foot high observation wheel that will be placed on a 30,000 foot addition to the Pier. This new observation wheel will be the highest in the country at the time of it’s grand opening.
After listening to all of the history and plans the owners had in place, I was eager to ride the attractions! I’m a thrill ride junkie, and I got very lucky that day: there were 3 other ladies that felt exactly the same way I did. We hit up a roller coaster or two:
We even conquered the Sling Shot. It was exhilarating and scary, but the view from the top was phenomenal. If you are a thrill junkie, I definitely recommend to give that ride a go!
I even got in a video of all of our fun at the Steel Pier (and more) during that eventful Saturday:
I had a blast at Steel Pier and even made a few new friends in the process. Since they have rides for all ages, the whole family can make memories at this historic Atlantic City pastime.