My son and I visited Wildwood today to check on the summer house. It was a little cool out, but sunny. The island is starting to come alive. Here a few pictures and observations.
No rides yet. The Ferris wheel only has two gondolas per section.
Sam's seems to be doing good business...but they are still not letting people dine inside. Mack's doesn't open until the end of the month.
Gateway was the only arcade open and they were doing good business.
Several other businesses were open, or getting ready to open.
Work was being done to Stewart's. Not sure if it's being turned into something else or just getting a renovation.
We ended the day with a meal at the Lobster House in Cape May and it was excellent. We look forward to returning when the weather gets warmer.
I'm a toy collector and I had to leave the toy place on their first year of operation (like 2007ish) becuase my son, who has autism, was touching everything. Kinda turned me off; also, when his sign said, "If we don't have it I can get it".... should also add, "...for twice the price if you found it yourself on eBay." Much as I love Wildwood in the fall, it's always thrilling to see it just as it "Spring"s into action, especially Gateway 26. Although my choice of arcades in the 80s was Ed's Funcade, and my brother's was Refelctions.
Excellent report as always. So cool to see things slowly coming back to life.
Ahhh what a breath of fresh air, seeing the Boardwalk come to life! Your report hit the spot, thanks. After missing last year because of concern over state quarantines, probably an overreaction on my part, we are booked for July and CANT WAIT to return with my fam and grandkids. Really enjoyed the pics and commentary as always .......Warren.
Scary the way people are gathering with no masks, walking around with noses sticking out while the virus numbers are increasing. Because of all this we will not be vacationing in WW or anywhere else again this year.
Btw. When you visited last week did happen to notice if anything was going on with Samuel's?
I'm pretty sure by this summer people will be able to dine indoors. Might not be at 100 percent capacity however.
I'm so sorry - I don't know why my comment was posted so many times! Tried to delete them but was only able to delete two... 😳
Great pics - looks like a wonderful day! I believe Sam's was doing good business because unfortunately Sam Spera (the original owner) passed away this week at the age of 92. I'm sure people were there to pay their respects by having a slice in his honor. :-)
Nice to see the boardwalk opening up. Stewarts is becoming Papi's Taco Shack. It will be interesting to see what the end result of the renovation is.