The 112-year-old Clementon Park & Splash World abruptly canceled its upcoming Fall Fest event and could even be on the brink of shut down for good.
The 27-acre amusement park in Camden County had deliberate to hold its third annual Fall Fest on Oct. 18, nonetheless, the event was canceled out of the blue and the park closed for the season per week ahead of anticipated on Sept. 9.
Several totally different alarming indicators stage to a murky future for Clementon Park, which is doubtless one of many oldest repeatedly working amusement parks throughout the United States. Its grounds attribute thrill rides, family rides and a water park with quite a lot of giant slides, amongst totally different factors of curiosity.
Amusement park enterprise data weblog Screamscape reported quite a lot of unusual tidbits about Clementon that don’t appear to bode successfully for it. One anonymous provide suggested the weblog that the park’s employees have been suggested ultimate week they’d been being let go:
Today I acquired a report from an anonymous provide … telling us that on Monday park proprietor Kieran Burke arrived on web site and gathered all of the park’s year-round Full-Time employees and educated everyone that they’d been being let go, and remaining checks had been handed out … For all intents and features, Clementon Park appears to be NO MORE. But is it closed for good? Or possibly we have now now to ask if the park within the midst of being provided to a model new proprietor… or maybe a land developer?
While Clementon’s website stays reside, the park’s social media accounts have been shut down, and the website isn’t selling for 2020 passes.
In an odd story revealed the ultimate week by 6ABC, a Philadelphia woman who purchased tickets to Clementon Park’s “Appreciation Day” on Sept. 17 confirmed as a lot as discovering that the place was empty. A security guard suggested her the park was closed for the season.
Finally, an unbiased organizer for the Clementon Fall Festival suggested South Jersey weblog 42Freeway that she acquired information that the park’s owners had been looking for a purchaser. Her agency, Circle J Productions, regretfully launched the event’s cancelation on Sunday and promised refunds to those who purchased tickets.
The amusement park was lastly provided in 2011 to Premier Parks, which later provided 12 of its 16 park properties in North America whereas remaining Clementon Park’s operator. Clementon was one among many 4 not provided, however it absolutely’s unclear why it wasn’t included in that deal.
The park has, however, to publicly deal with the various experiences about its closure or current any indication about its future. While indicators stage to an attainable sale of the property, it could appear for the time being that Clementon Park’s future is in crucial jeopardy.