Video on Wildwood Video Archive site on the new parking lot and boardwalk entrance on Cedar Ave. ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1qZ5vmdiRw
Wow, Photon. For a few years, my brother and I were obsessed with it. There was a home version that we begged our parents to buy for us, and we actually got it one Christmas. It was probably a bit ahead of its time because laser tag took off about a decade later, IIRC.
We used to park in a lot down the block, behind the hotel with the Rusty Rudder (forget the name). The parking lot entrance lane had a metal rod that you drove over with your car (I'm guessing to count how many cars entered and exited the lot); the Rusty Rudder had three small fountains along the side of the building and we'd always run to make sure they were all working. The things you do (and remember doing) as kids!
I love it..this has always been my favorite spot to enter the boardwalk since I was a kid. mainly, because that's where Castle Dracula was. and in the early 90's, the movie theater was there, Photon, the comedy clubs across the street...it was a great block. it looks nice and I look forward to walking up that ramp next week, always picturing Castle Dracula there..