Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park http://saharasams.com Enjoy a fantastic birtthday party, day trip with the kids, or attend a special event! Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:12:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 The “dirt” on Diggerland USA http://saharasams.com/dirt-on-diggerland/ http://saharasams.com/dirt-on-diggerland/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:30:09 +0000 http://saharasams.com/?p=10429 A Diggerland USA Update West Berlin, NJ – Since the plans for Diggerland USA were officially announced, January 14, the park has been under construction and rapidly receiving equipment deliveries. On Thursday, April 9, Sahara Sam’s employees took a short field trip to the site to get the “dirt” on the park’s progress. Skid-Steers: A group of JCB Robot Skidsteer Loader 135′s were delivered to Sahara Sam’s bright and early Thursday morning. These “little guys” have some big power (47.9hp) and are featured in some Diggerland USA attractions. Ropes Course: The 4-story-high Ropes Course can be seen from the street and still has us in awe of its height. It’s colorful, tall and a little intimidating if you have a fear of heights.  If you’re local and you happen to drive down Cooper Road in West Berlin, you can catch a glimpse of our Ropes Course standing tall. The Diggerland Sign!: It’s up and we couldn’t be happier! The logo is yellow-and-black and screams Construction Theme Park! We can’t wait for our doors to open and for thousands of people to pass it each day! The construction park is under construction and things are progressing quite quickly! Check out our gallery of photos to see Diggerland USA’s progress! Update from April 23, 2014: Our camouflage trucks for Operation Battle Truck have arrived! You can see them out front of Sahara Sam’s on Route 73! About Diggerland USA: The new theme park site is centrally located behind the existing indoor and outdoor water park in West Berlin, NJ. The facility footprint covers 14 acres and will feature over 23 attractions, all slated for an early summer 2014 opening. The majority of the attractions are comprised of modified JCB heavy construction equipment pieces. Diggerland incorporates the hands-on operation of machinery for the entire family. Children and parents alike have the opportunity to drive skid-steer loaders, backhoes, tractors, mini dumpers, and small excavators. All the equipment has either been modified for use on a course or made stationary by design for operation in designated excavation areas. Other attractions include rock climbing, multiple train rides, a ropes course, an arcade, and a swamp buggy attraction. Smaller guests will enjoy the playground equipment in the Kid Zone, or may opt to take a ride up on the Sky Shuttle, a JCB 540 Telehandler capable of moving 15 guests at a time 5 stories into the sky. Diggerland USA anticipates a 9 month operation schedule based on seasonality and will run into December with weekend and holiday events. Admission costs are expected to come in-between the twenty to mid-thirty dollar mark for a full day ticket. Diggerland tickets will be capacity controlled and date specific to maintain comfortable queuing times and ensure a pleasant experience for all guests. Beyond daily admission, Diggerland expects to draw significant attendance from group bookings, corporate retreats, company picnics, and children’s birthday parties.  More information on the park including a full digital press kit can be found online at www.DiggerlandUSA.com Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water […]

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PRESS ADVISORY: Town changes name to support local Water Park http://saharasams.com/press-advisory-town-changes-name-support-local-water-park/ http://saharasams.com/press-advisory-town-changes-name-support-local-water-park/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:11:46 +0000 http://saharasams.com/?p=10251   PRESS ADVISORY: Town changes name to support local Water Park WEST BERLIN, N.J. – Local officials from West Berlin held a vote today to change the name of the town in support of one of their local businesses. The town’s new name, Birthday, is expected to be officially announced by local officials in the coming days. The decision was made to help promote the town as an entertainment destination as the indoor and outdoor water park, Sahara Sam’s, is located within the town limits. The name itself complements Sahara Sam’s reputation as being one of the state’s leading birthday celebration venues. “We received a phone call early this morning informing us of the name change,” said Chris Peters, Director of Public Relations for Sahara Sam’s. “We are excited about it and think it will help tourists and visitors more easily identify our town with our facility.” The name Birthday is fitting as Sahara Sam’s is informally known as the “birthday capital of the world.” And, Birthday won’t be the first town in the United States whose name complements its local theme park as Holiday World is located in Santa Claus, Ind. The voting happened in an unprecedented Tuesday morning meeting at the Berlin Township Municipal Hall. Although the meeting was scheduled last minute, the idea to change the town’s name has been a possibility for the past few years. Promoting tourism and revamping the West Berlin image has been an ongoing goal for the Camden County municipality. Birthday township will also be home to the construction-themed adventure park, Diggerland USA, this summer. #### Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park of West Berlin, New Jersey was founded in March of 2009. The facility offers families of the greater Tri-State community affordable, high value entertainment the entire year with 58 of its 68-thousand square feet under a retractable roof system. Park features include arcade systems, surfing simulators, a wave pool, leisure swim areas, numerous water attractions, slides, and more. More information is available on the Sahara Sam’s Press Page. For logo kit, interviews, and multimedia downloads please visit: www.SaharaSams.com/press/  

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Splash, Surf, Slide… Conserve http://saharasams.com/water-parks-water-conservation-works/ http://saharasams.com/water-parks-water-conservation-works/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:24:50 +0000 http://saharasams.com/?p=10063 World Water Day at an Indoor Water Park Saturday, March 22nd is World Water Day, a day the United Nations designated to promote water and energy conservation. Did you know that camels are conservationists? In fact, contrary to popular belief, the humps on a camel are actually reservoirs of fatty issue, not where water is stored. Through conserving body fat in their hump (or humps), camels are able to survive in the desert for up to two weeks without food. It’s no coincidence Sahara Sam’s Oasis has a camel as their mascot (Sam), since the Indoor and Outdoor Water Park also utilizes conservation methods. Each day the park is open, Sahara Sam’s Oasis hosts between 700 and 3,000 guests and uses about 12,000 gallons of water at its 58,000-square-foot indoor park and two-and-a-half acre outdoor park facility. Accommodating nearly half-a-million guests a year while putting energy-efficient measures in place may seem like a tall order but behind the scenes at Sahara Sam’s, there are three key measures being used to help ensure family fun comes at an eco-friendly price. Reclaiming Water Sahara Sam’s reclaims 80% of its water. The park’s water is backwashed to holding tanks where it is filtered and sanitized before it is reintroduced back to the pools. Automated Operations Sahara Sam’s Building Management System automatically adjusts various park systems. The system enables building lights to be automated; turning them on and off depending on when they are needed. Using a Variable Frequency Drive, the park’s filters and pumps are automatically run as needed; ensuring energy is conserved and not wasted. Energy and Heat Sahara Sam’s uses three cogeneration systems that run off of natural gas. Sahara Sam’s recently added expansion building utilizes heat produced as a byproduct of the three systems. The same heat is used to heat the indoor and outdoor pools and provides 20% of the electricity for the building. If you want to help in the conservation efforts at Sahara Sam’s Oasis, all you have to do is indulge in a day of fun, heated pools and 84-degree temperatures during your next visit.

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Indoor Water Park Hosts Special Needs Event Attended By New Jersey Special Olympics Aquatics Team http://saharasams.com/sahara-sams-hosts-special-needs-event-attended-new-jersey-special-olympics-aquatics-team/ http://saharasams.com/sahara-sams-hosts-special-needs-event-attended-new-jersey-special-olympics-aquatics-team/#comments Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:22:33 +0000 http://saharasams.com/?p=10010   Sahara Sam’s Oasis offers exclusive events to the Special Needs Community WEST BERLIN, NJ – In conjunction with the 501(c)3 nonprofit SAMBULANCE Safety Squad Inc., Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park sponsors and hosts exclusive Special Needs events throughout the year. These special nights for special needs, also known as “S.E.A.S.” (Special Evenings At Sam’s) events, provide judgment-free, exclusive evenings designed for individuals with special needs to enjoy with their family and friends. Over the past 4 years, the water park has hosted over 20 special needs events. The growing success of the program attracted the attention of Team New Jersey’s Aquatics Team, a group of 24 Special Olympics New Jersey athletes and 7 coaches who will be representing the state at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. The team attended the latest event on Friday March 7th and Head Coach Lauren Kisiel commented: “The evening was incredible and our athletes had a great time! We wanted to do something fun in between training for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games and Sahara Sam’s was amazing!” Katie Field, Community Programs Manager, added “We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to offer the special needs community a fun resource like Sahara Sam’s Oasis. It’s very exciting to see more and more community organizations attend our outreach programs – especially the athletes who work so hard to train and compete in Special Olympics programming year round.” The SEAS events are hosted throughout the year on Friday evenings. To learn more about Special Evenings at Sam’s, including the operational modifications made to accommodate special needs guests, visit www.saharasams.com/specialneeds/ Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park of West Berlin, New Jersey was founded in March of 2009. The facility offers families of the greater Tri-State community affordable, high value entertainment the entire year with 58 of its 68-thousand square feet under a retractable roof system. Park features include arcade systems, surfing simulators, a wave pool, leisure swim areas, numerous water attractions, slides, and more. More information is available on the Sahara Sam’s Press Page. For logo kit, interviews, and multimedia downloads please visit: www.SaharaSams.com/press/

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Diggerland USA – Buckets of Fun for Everyone! http://saharasams.com/new-theme-park-diggerland/ http://saharasams.com/new-theme-park-diggerland/#comments Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:48:01 +0000 http://saharasams.com/?p=9099 NEW THEME PARK PLANS UNVEILED IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY  Diggerland USA, a construction themed adventure park being built by Sahara Sam’s. West Berlin, NJ – The owners and senior management of Sahara Sam’s Oasis are quickly gaining industry recognition for their year over year capital expansions, evolution, and success. Their latest surprise unveiled plans at a January 14th press conference to construct Diggerland USA, a construction themed adventure park where children and their families drive, ride, and operate heavy machinery in a safe family-friendly environment. Sahara Sam’s will again set the bar for amusement innovation as Diggerland USA becomes the first park of its kind in North America. Four Diggerland Adventure parks currently exist in the United Kingdom.

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Diggerland USA, a construction themed adventure park being built by Sahara Sam’s. http://saharasams.com/diggerland-usa/ http://saharasams.com/diggerland-usa/#comments Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:55:09 +0000 http://saharasams.com/?p=9073 NEW THEME PARK PLANS UNVEILED IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY UPDATED: Diggerland USA Theme Park Breaks Ground Learn More and Become a Part of Tomorrow, Today!  Diggerland USA, a construction themed adventure park being built by Sahara Sam’s. West Berlin, NJ – The owners and senior management of Sahara Sam’s Oasis are quickly gaining industry recognition for their year over year capital expansions, evolution, and success. Their latest surprise unveiled plans at a January 14th press conference to construct Diggerland USA, a construction themed adventure park where children and their families drive, ride, and operate heavy machinery in a safe family-friendly environment. Sahara Sam’s will again set the bar for amusement innovation as Diggerland USA becomes the first park of its kind in North America. Four Diggerland Adventure parks currently exist in the United Kingdom. The new theme park site is centrally located behind the existing indoor and outdoor water park in West Berlin, NJ. The facility footprint covers 14 acres and will feature over 23 attractions, all slated for an early summer 2014 opening. The majority of the attractions are comprised of modified JCB heavy construction equipment pieces. The rides have been engineered to allow parents and children the ability to safely operate the machines by themselves or together – digging, driving, and riding. Diggerland incorporates the hands on operation of machinery for the entire family. Children and parents alike have the opportunity to drive skid-steer loaders, backhoes, tractors, mini dumpers, and small excavators. All the equipment has either been modified for use on a course or made stationary by design for operation in designated excavation areas. An amusement engineering marvel and staple attraction for the park, Spin Dizzy, booms the arm of a 20 ton JCB JS220L excavator up and down while spinning in circles with 8 passengers harnessed into the seats of a modified bucket attachment. In The Backhoe Adventure, 4 riders and a ride marshal climb aboard the cab of a modified JCB 3CX backhoe for a mystery tour while taking turns behind the wheel of the machine.erate the machines by themselves or together – digging, driving, and riding. Other attractions include rock climbing, multiple train rides, a ropes course, an arcade, and a swamp buggy attraction. Smaller guests will enjoy the playground equipment in the Kid Zone, or may opt to take a ride up on the Sky Shuttle, a JCB 540 Telehandler capable of moving 15 guests at a time 5 stories into the sky. Diggerland USA anticipates a 9 month operation schedule based on seasonality and will run into December with weekend and holiday events. Admission costs are expected to come in-between the twenty to mid-thirty dollar mark for a full day ticket. Diggerland tickets will be capacity controlled and date specific to maintain comfortable queuing times and ensure a pleasant experience for all guests. Beyond daily admission, Diggerland expects to draw significant attendance from group bookings, corporate retreats, company picnics, and children’s birthday parties.  More information on the park including a full digital press kit can be found online at www.DiggerlandUSA.com Sahara Sam’s […]

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Newsletter Updates http://saharasams.com/newsletter-updates/ http://saharasams.com/newsletter-updates/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 02:00:26 +0000 http://saharasams.com/?p=8660 The post Newsletter Updates appeared first on Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park.

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Press Conference http://saharasams.com/press-conference/ http://saharasams.com/press-conference/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 01:02:44 +0000 http://saharasams.com/?p=8645 MEDIA ALERT – Press Conference What: Press Conference: Details regarding a new theme park, the first of its kind to be constructed in the United States, will be made public by the owners of the South Jersey Indoor and Outdoor Water Park, Sahara Sam’s Oasis. Who: The Executive Management Team of Sahara Sam’s Oasis, Undisclosed Principal Investors, Current Owners of the Water Park Facility, Local and State Level Government Officials Where: On-Location: Sahara Sam’s Oasis 535 N. Route 73 West Berlin, NJ 08091. *Facilities this day will only be made available to members of the media, executive management, owners, and those with event invitations. On-Line: The Press Conference will stream live and be available for review via YouTube. Visit www.youtube.com/saharasams/ Visit the Live Stream Page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acMwCQQiWJo&feature=share When: Tuesday, January 14th 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST *The conference will start promptly at 12:00 PM. Please arrive earlier for light refreshments and seating. Interviews with the Public Relations Department and Ownership will be made available after the conference. Contact: Chris Peters Sahara Sam’s Oasis Director of Marketing and Public Relations Email: PublicRelations(at)saharasams(dot)com #### Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park of West Berlin, New Jersey was founded in March of 2009. The facility offers families of the greater Tri-State community affordable, high value entertainment the entire year with 58 of its 68-thousand square feet under a retractable roof system. Park features include arcade systems, surfing simulators, a wave pool, leisure swim areas, the world’s tallest ropes course, numerous water attractions, slides and more. A 2013 expansion added 2 acres of outdoor water park attractions and increased park capacity by 50%. A recipient of the 2011 Silver International Aquatic Safety Award, the park prides itself on local ownership, cleanliness, safety, and affordability. For logo kit, interviews, and multimedia downloads please visit: www.SaharaSams.com/press/ Follow Sahara Sam’s Oasis on Twitter @SaharaSams

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Press Conference: New Theme Park http://saharasams.com/south-jersey-getting-new-theme-park/ http://saharasams.com/south-jersey-getting-new-theme-park/#comments Wed, 01 Jan 2014 02:37:57 +0000 http://saharasams.com/?p=8463 Water Park Owners to Debut South Jersey Amusement Park Details Details regarding a new theme park, the first of its kind to be constructed in the United States, will be made public by the owners of the South Jersey Indoor and Outdoor Water Park – Sahara Sam’s Oasis. The park has scheduled a Press Conference for January 14th at Noon. Not a member of the press? No worries, you can catch all the details LIVE via the Sahara Sam’s YouTube Channel. Media professionals should register for the press updates online. Read the full Media Alert Visit the Sahara Sam’s Press Room Contact the Marketing and Public Relations Department Chris Peters Director of Marketing and Public Relations Email: PublicRelations (at) saharasams (dot) com  

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So Many Specials, So Little Time http://saharasams.com/many-specials-little-time/ http://saharasams.com/many-specials-little-time/#comments Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:53:44 +0000 http://saharasams.com/?p=8164 (A Guide to this Season’s Discounts) There are quite a few discounts, upcoming sales, special events, and modified operational hours during the holiday season at Sahara Sam’s. It might even be a little overwhelming in combination with schools breaks, family traveling, and Christmas shopping! We have compiled an easy to read, simple guide to savings and events that should make navigation a little less stressful on you. Here are a few key reference points to make this year a success:   The Black Friday Sale On November 29th at 6:00 AM we will make Annual Memberships available for $59.95 each. Annual Memberships are good for unlimited visits for 12 months. In addition to memberships, you will also have the option to purchase “Any Day Vouchers” at $16.50 which is half off our full day ticket price. Any Day Vouchers can be gifted to anyone you chose, they log in online to redeem the voucher for admission on a day of their choice. This is the page you’ll need for the Black Friday Sale. HINT: If you are not on the newsletter list, sign up here so you can be in the loop on the best specials and deepest discounts! View the Black Friday Special and Sign Up for Notifications   Gift Cards and Game Cards If you are looking to spice up your Black Friday Christmas gift we might suggest adding a gift card or game card to the package! Arcade cards are available for purchase online in denominations of 5, 10 and 25 dollars. Gift Cards are also available for purchase online in denominations of 25, 50 and 100 dollars. If you prefer to purchase your gift cards onsite, we have personalized gift envelopes that you can help yourself to! They look great in stockings, we already tested them! Learn More About Gift Cards as Christmas Gifts   Breakfast with Santa Saturday December 7th from 8:00 to 10:00 AM we will host our Breakfast with Santa Event. This event provides a personalized experience where children and their families enjoy a warm breakfast with Santa Claus, Pickles the Elf, and Sahara Sam. Be sure to bring your Christmas list so Santa knows exactly what you want this year! Tickets to this event are $32.95 and include breakfast, a full morning of activities, and admission to the water park for the rest of the day! This event is limited by ticket sales to ensure guests have a personalized experience. You can read more and more your reservation on the Breakfast with Santa Event Page. View Ticket Details for Breakfast with Santa   Midnight at the Oasis (New Years Eve with Sahara Sam’s) Midnight at the Oasis is also an exclusive ticketed event. Your admission includes an evening packed with activities, contests, dancing, a live DJ, a FOAM party, and a full three course meal buffet. The event starts at 7:00 on December 31st and will last until 12:30 as we ring in the New Year with family friendly fun activities. Tickets […]

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