Staycation at Sahara Sam’s Oasis


It’s a crazy time we’re living in and 2020 has been eventful to say the least. Many had vacations canceled due to travel bans and shutdowns, including myself.

If you’re looking for a staycation to make Summer feel like you’re at a resort, check out Sahara Sam’s Oasis in West Berlim NJ right off of exit 4 on the NJ Turnpike!

The inside waterpark and arcade area is currently shutdown due to social distancing policies however the outdoor area is full fledged fun. They have 50% capacity rules in place so make sure to purchase tickets ahead of time online as they’re not selling any on site to limit patrons.

I still found it to be a bit more crowded for my liking however we had a great time and just kept our distance from others.

The outdoor lagoon pool was our favorite. A perfect temperature heated large pool with majority of the pool 3ft deep with a roped off 5ft area.

Life vests are available as needed and there is enough room to social distance as long as every plays by the rules.


We were supposed to be going to the Hard Rock next month so my kids lounged back and said look mom “this is the hard rock” as that held on to the hot rock lining the lagoon pool. It was so refreshing on this hot 90° Summer day.

The other areas of the outdoor section consists of a “toddler section” for kids 48″ and below. It is a nice shallow pool with buckets and sprinklers perfect for little ones, and a wave pool.

The wave pool is like any other, it goes for about 5 minutes,  then stops to settle,  and goes and stops.  It was really fun but a bit more crowded than I liked so we didn’t spend too much time in that area although the water was a perfect temperature and that made it hard to leave.


All in all, it was a wonderful staycation and my boys both said “mom, we are definitely giving this a good review”.

Lockers are decently priced at $10 for a small, and you are allowed to bring in water,  and they have a small limited outdoor food area and ice cream station. Masks are not mandated in thre water areas (of course) but they are in the  bathrooms and food lines.

I hear it’s less crowded earlier in the day before 2pm and I’m sure the crowd lessons just befotte closing at 7pm so I suggest to go early or late if you’re trying to avoid crowds.

Every Friday, starting July 17th, is a Family Fun Friday! They’ll have a DJ spinning tunes in the Outdoor Water Park from 12 – 4 PM PLUS enjoy a personal pizza and small drink for just $6.99. *Outdoor Water Park ONLY is open (indoor water attractions closed). Reservations are required.

Let us know if you visit!

*I was provided tickets to review our visit but opinions are my own.

WWF Legends to Meet with Fans at iPlay America this Spring    


WWF Legends to Meet with Fans at iPlay America this Spring    

Freehold, NJ., iPlay America will be hosting some of America’s most notorious wrestling legends this spring. Wrestling fan favorites, including hall of famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, tag team champions Afa & Sika, “The Wild Samoans,” women’s champion and hall of famer Wendi Richter, and more will be coming to iPlay America’s Warehouse 100 on Saturday, April 27, for an all-day, 80’s Wrestling Con event.

On April 27, join the wrestling fun with this first ever, exclusively 80’s event starring legendary WWF fighters. Sit down with WWF’s biggest stars during a Q&A session where they will talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of 80’s wrestling. Be a part of the ultimate 80’s Wrestling auction, which gives guests the chance to win signed memorabilia, wrestling figures, Coliseum videos, wrestling buddies and more. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Additionally, local vendors will be setting up tables at the event, giving guests the chance to learn about businesses in the area.  

Advanced admission tickets, which grants access into the 80’s Wrestling Con event, are available for purchase at Doors will open to the event at 10:00 AM. Supertickets, individual autograph tickets, photo-op tickets and Q&A tickets will all be available for purchase at the door.

Be sure to visit for more confirmed guests, pictures of auction items, event updates and more.

“When booking new events, we look to bring in opportunities that our audience responds well to,” said Jessica Schwartz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for iPlay America. “Our fans have shown great interest in the wrestling events we’ve held in the past, and the announcement that WrestleMania 2019 will be held in New Jersey has only generated more excitement through the local wrestling fanbase. We are thrilled to be able to bring more wrestling events to the area and host the all-day 80s Wrestling Con event for wrestling fans of all ages.”

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About iPlay America

iPlay America is the place to Get Inside the Fun! It’s all indoor, family-friendly themed environment provides guests nearly four acres of outstanding rides, games, and attractions making it the perfect destination for FUN year round! The Event Center @IPA is home to concerts, corporate events, expos, galas, trade shows, company outings, sporting events, social gatherings, and every kind of party. iPlay America offers guests a mouth-watering selection of Boardwalk style fare, classic American cuisine at Game Time Bar & Grill, and an impressive event catering menu. ALWAYS free to enter, iPlay America’s guests can enjoy exciting attractions like 2-level Laser Tag, Indoor Go-Kart Track, Spinning Coaster and the Sky Trails® High Ropes Course (the largest indoor ropes course in New Jersey). iPlay America is a 2017 winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Service. For FUN, fine food, and events of any size, the award winning iPlay America is the place to Get Inside the Fun. iPlay America is located on Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold, New Jersey.