Introducing the Mirage

It’s not a mirage: Sahara Sam’s Newest Attraction

Sahara Sam’s Oasis newest expansion is open to the public. It features a family leisure pool, Cleopatra’s Cove; and two additional water slides, Tut’s Twisters. The 10,000-square-foot addition to the park is being called the Mirage, keeping up with the existing desert oasis theme of the other 70,000 square feet of the indoor water park.

The Mirage at Sahara Sams

“We are excited to do our part to help kick off the summer season in South Jersey with the grand opening of the Mirage and opening of the Beach Club falling on Memorial Day weekend,” said Ilya Girlya, CEO of Sahara Sam’s. “The leisure pool and two slides are going to be really unique add-ons; providing our guests with even more excitement and value.”

The slides are the first of their kind in New Jersey, allowing guests to race one another down 300-foot-long courses. The pair of colorful head-first, mat racer slides stand tall at 55-feet-high and are currently visible to travelers on Route 73. The other part of the addition is a family leisure pool with integrated seating so guests can lounge and relax while swimming.


While the staff at Sahara Sam’s is holding a competition of their own to name the leisure pool, the park is seeking the public’s help in naming the two slides. Starting May 1st, guests can submit name ideas on Sahara Sam’s Facebook page for a chance to win four free tickets to visit The Mirage during Memorial Day weekend.

Sahara Sams Water Park Mirage Expansion

Construction on the Mirage started in November 2015 and is the water park’s first expansion since joining Apex Parks Group, one of the largest owners of Family Entertainment Centers in the United States. Access to the Mirage will be included with the park’s general admission ticket and accessible to annual pass holders at no additional cost.


Guests who want to enjoy the Mirage all year-round can take advantage of discounted memberships during the final spring sale which ends when the new facility officially opens.


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 70 of its 80-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. For logo kit, interviews, and multimedia downloads please visit:
Apex is a privately held company based in Aliso Viejo, California with 13 Family Entertainment Centers, 2 Water Parks, and 1 Amusement Park Resort in California, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, and Indiana. Apex Parks Group is currently one of the largest owners of Family Entertainment Centers in the United States. Apex Parks was founded in 2014 to acquire and operate best-in-class out-of-home entertainment assets and is committed to excellence, to the communities they serve, and to delivering value that exceeds expectation. For more information, please visit