New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy allowed state employees to work through the July 4th holiday and at 12:00 noon today, on America’s Independence Day … the much anticipated Bart Blatstein ISLAND Waterpark opened three days ahead of this Friday’s revised anticipated opening.

Blatstein told us a few days ago that "You only have one chance to make a first impression. I've decided to open ISLAND Waterpark on (Friday) July 7. This is the world's largest indoor beachfront waterpark and a destination that will last many decades so I want to ensure everything is perfect. We are so looking forward to sharing this whole new realm of family entertainment on the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. We can't wait for our guests-both kids and adults to experience this paradise and enjoy it all year round, said Blatstein.

Blatstein also credits Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small for being able to open today on America’s 247th Birthday.

Opening today affords Blatstein a silver lining … giving him the opportunity to salvage the major 4th of July holiday.

With his vision of ISLAND Waterpark, Blatstein Is doubling down on his promise to bring non-casino attractions to Atlantic City by adding another family-friendly entertainment concept.

Blatstein also rescued Stockton University from crippling debt service, when he purchased the Showboat Hotel and Casino from Stockton in January, 2016.

Earlier, Blatstein also successfully developed and implemented Showboat Atlantic City's 100,000 square feet "Lucky Snake" arcade and sports bar.

ISLAND Waterpark includes:

  • Water slides
  • Pools
  • Lazy River
  • Food and Beverage
  • Retail Outlets
  • Lounge Areas
  • Party Rooms

The retractable glass-pane roof that covers the entire project makes it a year-round destination, located on the New Jersey Avenue beach block lot adjacent to Showboat Atlantic City.

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