Here's a look back at some of the changes to the island in 2007.
The Dasani tram car makes its debut.
The ride-through zombie ride goes "3-d" and adds this headless horseman stunt outside.
The aquarium gets its new neon sign.
Supercade sells off its horse race game. Randy Senna purchased this game and still has it in storage.
The Gemini store opens.
The dark ride on Cedar Ave is replaced by indoor miniature golf and old time photos. They keep most of the original façade from the ride.
The Coca-Cola sign was painted and new bulbs added, but it still didn't work.
The Boardwalk's Best gift shop opens.
After several seasons of no stores here...some make-shift stores finally open at the 3000 block.
The Cook's Shoppe opens.
Olympic gets a new neon sign.
The Crab House/2 Mile Landing is closed due to the dining room floor collapsing.
The Great Nor'easter is painted white.
My son had his first Curley's Fry, Mack's Pizza and Kohr's Brothers. Changing his diaper that night was not fun!
It's amazing how much changes in one season down the shore. I'll be heading down to Wildwood this weekend, so I'll be looking out for 2022 changes.
Yeah..it was a dark ride...but it wasn't anything special. I only rode it once.
Love these retro reports!
-One of my fondest childhood memories was seeing my dad and cousin play that horse racing game...I believe in '94. It was super competitive- they were trying to win a TV. Ultimately, they won a Dino the Dinosaur stuffed animal...which my sister fondly kept for many years. I really do miss that game...
-Wow, I never knew the Old Time Photo place was once a dark ride! I love that decor and hope it stays there forever, it's become quite iconic.
-Good yet a bit sad in retrospect to see the Olympic Arcade Thriving...I miss it, along with the Supercade...
2007 feels like it was just yesterday. I miss the Cook's Shoppe...we'd stop in every trip and spend way too much money on coffee. We'd buy enough bags to last until the next trip and savor it back home. It was like having a taste of Wildwood.
I forgot about the collapse at the Crab house, but I remember reading about it on this forum.
Things really do change a lot from one season to the next. Thanks for the photos, your son really looked like he was enjoying that Curley Fry! We were in the crest about a week before the floor collapsed at the Crab House and ate both there and at The Two Mile Inn that trip. I still miss the old Two Mile Inn.
Thanks for the memories! And, there is a lot that's changed since last year. Mostly for the worse... condos!