Gillians is a historic amusement park founded in 1929 by David Gillian, who first came to Ocean City in 1914. It is located on the ocean boardwalk of the New Jersey shore.
David started his career in the orchestra at C. Elwood Carpenter's Dance Club, located over the Moorlyn Theater on the old Boardwalk. In 1917 he transferred to the Hippodrome pier, where he played with Robin Robinson's Orchestra. The Hippodrome had a movie theatre, vaudeville, dancing and amusements for children.
In October 1927, a fire destroyed the Hippodrome, after which the burned boardwalk was replaced in 1928. In 1930 David Gillian opened a Fun Deck at Plymouth Place and the Boardwalk. The two main attractions were a Ferris wheel and a Merry-Go-Round.
Official Website http://www.gillians.com/
Phone +1 609 399 7082
Address 642 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA
Coordinates 39°16'38.387" N -74°33'59.729" E