Gillian's Wonderland Pier
Ocean City, New Jersey

   David Gillian opened the Fun Deck in 1930 at the corner of Plymouth Place and the Ocean City Boardwalk.  His sons Bob and Roy took over the business in 1957.  Roy left in 1965 when he started Wonderland Pier on the site where Stainton's Playland burned down ten years earlier.  Roy later spent 18 years in politics and was elected Ocean City Mayor in 1985.  In 1994, he became President of the International Association of Amusement Park Attractions (IAAPA).   David Gillian passed away in 1993 at the age of 102.  The third generation of Gillians operate Wonderland Pier and Gillian's Island Water Park & Adventure Golf.

     Two coasters have left the park: