Expansion Update

Expansion Update: we’re getting BIGGER!  

02-08-16 West Berlin, N.J. – If you’ve driven down Route 73 lately, you’ve seen the massive concrete structure next to the colorful Sahara Sam’s slides.


The buildings are up! Some of our managers took a hard hat tour of the new buildings that will soon be home to a leisure pool and mat racing slides. We’re hoping the next update involves us getting to test out the new attractions.

Did you know: when you purchase an annual pass, you’re guaranteed admission to the new expansion when it opens in May? Plus, through February 29th, annual passes are 40% OFF!

Previous Expansion Update + Full Press Release

Pictured left to right holding the Sahara Sam's ground breaking shovels: (Ilya Girlya, CEO; Chris Peters, Marketing and PR Director; Ira Schwabe, Food and Beverage Director; Brandon Moore, VP of Operations)

11-30-15 West Berlin, N.J. – Management staff from Sahara Sam’s Oasis donned their most festive holiday sweaters as they celebrated the official ground breaking of the latest expansion to the six-year-old indoor and outdoor water park.


Pictured left to right holding the Sahara Sam’s ground breaking shovels: (Ilya Girlya, CEO; Chris Peters, Marketing and PR Director; Ira Schwabe, Food and Beverage Director; Brandon Moore, VP of Operations)


Sahara Sam’s Oasis indoor and outdoor water park is set to break ground on a 10,000-square-foot expansion to the indoor year-round section of the complex. The four million dollar expansion is the New Jersey-based water park’s second major capital growth project in two years and is expected to open in six months.


The new section of Sahara Sam’s will be connected to the existing 70,000-square-foot indoor water park and include two additional water slides as well as a family leisure pool.


The slides are head-first, mat racers manufactured by Proslide Technology Inc. and will allow guests to race one another down 300-foot-long courses, dispatching from an enclosed 4 story indoor tower. This pair of colorful Twister slides will be the first of their kind in New Jersey and will be visible to travelers on Route 73, where the park is located.

Sahara Sam's New Twister Slides

The other part of the addition, the family pool, will provide guests a place to lounge and swim recreationally. The entire expansion, designed by Aquatic Development Group, will be included with the park’s general admission ticket and accessible to annual pass holders at no additional cost.


“We are really looking forward to breaking ground on this expansion,” said Ilya Girlya, CEO of Sahara Sam’s. “As a leading entertainment destination, it’s paramount that we continue to build upon the experience we provide our guests. The addition of two high speed slides and a new integrated family pool is exciting for our visitors and ensures every visit to Sahara Sam’s is a new experience.”

Sahara Sam's New Twister Slides

The latest expansion is the park’s first since joining Apex Parks Group and is tentatively scheduled to open May of 2016. Similarly, three years ago Sahara Sam’s announced the addition of a two acre outdoor expansion. The Beach Club opened Memorial Day weekend in 2013 and includes a leisure pool, wave pool, child’s splash area, tiki bar, cabanas and volleyball court.


Guests who want to enjoy the newest expansion of the park during its May 2016 debut can take advantage of discounted memberships and day tickets during by purchasing online.



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 60 of its 70-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. Sahara Sam’s is located next door to Diggerland USA, America’s only construction-themed adventure park which opened in June 2014.


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