Fun City

Sea Isle City, New Jersey, USA

1970 to 2000

A small park at 32nd Street and the beach, catering to younger patrons, Fun City succumbed to increasing insurance costs and rising land prices after 30 years of operation. Owned by the Pittalugas family, the land was redeveloped and sold as condos after the 2000 season. The family tried right up until March 2001 to sell the operation to another operator, and so preserve Sea Isles only amusement park, but in the end redevelopment was their best economic solution.

Said the Press of Atlantic City after the park closed, "Fun City was no Great Adventure. It was small and honky-tonk, with a Tilt-A-Whirl, a Merry-Go-Round, a Scrambler and a Trambant. But it was a festive place and, just as importantly, a family-friendly alternative to the city's nightclubs and bar bands - a perfect example of what the southern New Jersey shore used to be all about."

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