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Featuring 60,000 sq. ft. of indoor water attractions under a retractable roof, an outdoor Water Park with a wave pool and a leisure pool, a 3,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art arcade games, and a full-service cafe!

Jersey Shore Family / Aug 2021

Enjoy Summer All Year Long at South Jersey's Only Indoor Water Park

Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor Water Park and entertainment complex, open year round, is located in Berlin, NJ just a little over an hour from South Jersey and is well worth the trip if you’re trying to escape the cold (or the heat) and enjoy a little taste of a tropical escape.

silvie.com / Aug 2021

A day in the Sun: Staten Islanders Head to Waterpark for Family Fun Weekend

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — It’s a weekend of summer excitement for Staten Islanders of all ages.

The third annual K Woods Foundation Family Fun Weekend, sponsored in conjunction with the Uncle Chase Foundation, was held this weekend — kicking off with a trip to a waterpark on Saturday.

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Cool spot in South Jersey offers indoor boogie boarding

Celebrate National Water Park Day on July 28 at Sahara Sam’s, which has both an indoor and outdoor water park.

Tim Murphy CEO Boomers Parks
LA Weekly / Jun 2021

Meet The Executive Strategist Revitalizing The Post-pandemic Theme Park Industry

As society continues to reopen and return to a sense of pre-pandemic normalcy, many industries that rely predominantly on face-to-face customer interaction are still struggling to recuperate and stabilize, such as the family entertainment center (FEC) and theme park industry. 

Telemundo 47 / Jun 2021

Parque acuático de NJ ofrece un centenar de empleos con bono de $100 por contratación

La empresa ofrece hasta 100 puestos de trabajo, que abarcan desde socorristas hasta cajeros y camareros y cocineros.

Visit New Jersey / Jun 2021

Rainy Day Summer Fun in NJ's Regions

Are gray skies putting a damper on your outdoor plans? Turn those rainy day blues into a rainbow of great family memories.

NBC 10 / Jun 2021

Summer Amusement Industry Hit Hard By Labor Shortage

Businesses are facing worker shortages, prompting them to lower their minimum age requirement and add additional perks for new hires and referrals. NBC10’s Cydney Long has the details.

News 12 / New Jersey / Jun 2021

Sahara Sam’s Water Park increases employment incentives to bolster staff roster

“Help wanted” signs can be seen in many windows of businesses across New Jersey this summer. There is one water park in southern New Jersey that is hoping to entice workers by upping the incentives.

Daily Voice / Camden / Jun 2021

South Jersey Amusement Parks Offer Bonuses, Higher Pay To Attract Summer Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting labor shortage is prompting amusement parks in South Jersey to offer higher pay to new workers. 

New Jersey Digest / JUN 2021

Best Day Trips Within Every NJ County

Sahara Sam’s of West Berlin is an indoor and outdoor waterpark and is fun for the entire family. The facility spans over 68,000 square feet and features historically and geographically titled water rides. 

nj.com / Jun 2021

Short-staffed N.J. waterpark offering $15 an hour pay to start

A New Jersey waterpark short on employees is offering starting pay of $15 and a $100 hiring incentive as it looks to fill out its staff for the summer season.

Tourist Attractions & Parks / JUN 2021

Waterparks Make Plans for a New Year

Regarding renovations at Sahara Sam’s in West Berlin, N.J., Brandon Moore, regional operations director, said its main focus will be on appearance, particularly in high-traffic areas.

California Business Journal / Jun 2021

BoomTown

In the last year punctured by the pandemic, new ownership at Boomers has invested $7M for upgrades in equipment and pristine maintenance at the national Family Entertainment Center as the entertainment model for returning customers.

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Forbes / MAY 2021

Four Innovative Strategies On How FECs Can Succeed In The 'New Normal'

Last spring, thousands of family entertainment centers around the country were forced to shut down because of the Covid-19 pandemic, which caused huge financial losses from attempts to prevent the spread of the virus.

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IAAPA / May 2021

Funworld: Ideas in Bloom

Renovating indoor and outdoor dining areas can reignite guests’ interest in these locations, says Tim Murphy, CEO of the Boomers Parks chain of FECs and water parks.

Alan Kim and Tim Murphy
Amusement Today / Irvine, Ca / May 2021

Boomers Parks host birthday party for Alan S. Kim, featured child actor in Oscar nominated movie ‘Minari’

Joined by his parents and a small group of friends, Kim, a huge fan and guest of the Boomers park in Irvine, scaled the rock-climbing wall, drove go-karts, played air hockey and crammed in as much time as he could playing many of the arcade games.

Tim Murphy CEO Boomers Parks
THE MENTORSHIP PODCAST / MAY 2021

Tim Murphy - CEO Boomers Parks

Tim Murphy is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Boomers Parks where he helped the private equity firm, Cerberus, acquire the assets of Apex Parks – for Boomers, Big Kahuna’s Water Park, Sahara Sam’s Water Park & LA SpeedZone.

What's What BR / Baton Rouge, LA / Apr 2021

What’s What BR With Tim Murphy And Brandon Moore Of BOOMERS

In This Episode Of What’s What BR, We Talk About How COVID-19 Has Affected The Travel & Tourism Industry – Specifically, To Parks.

KTNV / Las Vegas, NV / Apr 2021

Morning Blend: Executive Lifestyle

Boomers Parks are ready to offer your family a safe and healthy but fun experience!

92.7 WOBM / Ocean County, NJ / Mar 2021

10 Fun Things to do in New Jersey for Spring Break

Nothing says more fun for kids of all ages than a giant indoor water park. Sahara Sam’s will be open for Spring Break.

Tim Murphy CEO Boomers Parks
AWKWARD WATERSPORT GUYS PODCAST / FEB 2021

What You're Looking For When Acquiring A Business With Tim Murphy, CEO of Boomers Parks

Are you looking to buy a business? Or maybe you have an opportunity to buyout a local competitor? Kevin and Greg are joined by Tim Murphy, CEO of Boomers Parks to talk about what you should be looking for before and after an acquisition. 

ATTRACTION PROS / FEB 2021

Revamping Guest Demographics, Driving New Revenue Streams, Reinforcing Cleanliness Standars

AP Podcast – Episode 179: Tim Murphy talks about revamping guest demographics, driving new revenue streams, and reinforcing cleanliness standards.

Tim Murphy CEO Boomers Parks
CISION PR NEWSWIRE / IRVINE, CA / JUNE 2020

APX Successfully Completes Acquisition of Apex Parks Group

Strong Company, Well-Positioned to Serve Guests Across the U.S. Appoints Industry Veteran Tim Murphy as Chief Executive Officer

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Sahara Sam’s Receives Aquatic Safety Award

Sahara Sam’s received a 5-Star Aquatic Safety Award from StarGuard Elite. This prestigious 5-Star Award is the Highest Ranking that can be achieved.  Awarded to parks with outstanding safety standards and performance excellence during lifeguard audits. 

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