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When does everything open on the boardwalk? Thanks!
Submitted by Amanda V, Glen burnie, Maryland March 5, 2018
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: March 9, 2018

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Most everything will be open by Springfest and everything will be open by Memorial Day weekend. 


Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 5, 2018

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Hey Amanda, the boardwalk is open now but many of the stores open around memorial day or operate on a spring schedule. it all depends on what you're looking for. so come on down to the beach and have a look. for more information visit http://www.ococean.com


Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 5, 2018

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Everything is open by Memorial Day weekend, but most things earlier than that.

Many boardwalk stores are open year round on weekends. More will start opening in late March and early April, gradually going from weekends to seven days a week. By early May, almost all stores are open everyday. Boardwalk favorites  Thrasher's Fries, Dumser's ice cream, Fisher's popcorn (my favorite!), Candy Kitchen are often open on weekends if the weather is decent. Dumser's in West OC is open everyday all year, so sometimes we go there for a treat during the week. Marty's Playland arcade is open almost everyday year-round!

Boardwalk rides are often open with a limited number of rides starting in mid-May (sometimes weekends only) and are fully open by Memorial Day weekend at the end of May.


Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: March 5, 2018

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By mid May just about everything will be open but the official date has always been Memorial Day Weekend.


Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 5, 2018

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OC is becoming a year-round destination.  Some stores and restaurants are open on weekends in March and April.  Very few are open during the week.  Everything will be open come May 1st.  


Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: March 5, 2018

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The rides  don't open 7 days a week until Memorial Day weekend, but they will open on weekends around the middle of May.  You'll find some of the games open on weekends depending upon the weather, and the arcades are usually open now most days, especially on weekends. As for shops and restaurants, you can count of 90% of them being open by the first weekend of May, and all will likely  be open by the middle of May full time.