Skip to main content

Apex Parks Group Acquires Sahara Sam’s Oasis Water Park


Apex Parks Group, one of the largest owners of Family Entertainment Centres in the United States, has added Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park to its growing portfolio.

The company's acquisition of the park in West Berlin, New Jersey, gives California-based Apex a presence in the Northeast United States.

Al Weber, CEO of Apex Parks Group, commented, “Adding Sahara Sam’s Oasis brings a differentiated entertainment concept, a new market and a proven management team to the Apex portfolio.”

Sahara Sam’s has been operating since 2009 and is the only freestanding, year-round indoor and outdoor water park in the US. It features a 70, 000 sq.ft. indoor complex with retractable roof and nearly 2 acres of outdoor attractions.  The facility includes a wide range of waterslides, a 12, 000 sq ft wave pool and the region’s only indoor surfing simulator.

Weber added, “Ilya Girlya, CEO of Sahara Sam’s, and his talented team have a well-deserved reputation for innovation and excellence in the entertainment industry, and we are excited they will be joining the Apex family.”

“Joining Apex will provide the resources and backing to sustain the innovation, customer service and growth that have been hallmarks of our business since our opening in 2009, ” said Girlya.  “Our members, guests, and business partners should be thrilled by this news.”

More from this author

Related content

Your web browser is out of date. Update your browser for more security, speed and the best experience on this site.

Find out how to update