Friday, July 20, 2012

“Watch the Globetrotters, Please” as the World-Famous Basketball Team Greets Fans on the Wildwoods Boardwalk Aboard the Wildwoods’ Sightseer Tram Cars Tuesday, August 7

“Watch the Tram Car, Please” becomes “Watch the Globetrotters, Please”

The entire Harlem Globetrotters team will parade down the Wildwoods boardwalk in the famous Sightseer Tram Cars on Tuesday, August 7 at 10:30 a.m., to show off their ball handling magic, interact with fans and pose for photos as they ride up the boardwalk with the chant “Watch the Globetrotters, Please” and the sound of "Sweet Georgia Brown" filling the air.

The Globetrotter-packed Tram Car will begin its ride down the boardwalk at the “WILDWOODS” sign at Rio Grande Avenue and proceed to 15th Street. The Tram Car ride precludes the Globetrotters exclusive east coast summer appearance at the Wildwoods Convention Center for a four-game series from Wednesday, August 8  through Saturday, August 12.

Floss Stingel, the voice behind “Watch the Tram Car, Please”, stepped behind the microphone last year for the first time since 1971 to re-record her famous announcement to say “Watch the Globetrotters, Please” especially for the Harlem Globetrotters’ 2011 premiere ground-breaking summer visit to the Wildwoods; and Wildwoods officials are excited to reload and play the unique recording for this 2012 encore Tram Car ride by the Globetrotters.

Stingel’s original recording in 1971, ironically, occurred the same year as the Globetrotters last lost to the Washington Generals (January 5, 1971 in Martin, Tennessee). Another interesting fact is that Greyhound, the company that supplies the Globetrotters’ transportation around the country, manufactured the original Wildwoods’ Tram Cars for the 1939 World’s Fair.

The Globetrotters will play a four-game series at the Wildwoods Convention Center from Wednesday, August 8 through Saturday, August 11; with games nightly at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the games are available at Tickets are also available at or the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.


About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions. In 2010, the Wildwoods Doo Wop Architecture was named “One of the Top Ten Architectural Wonders in America” by The Wildwoods were also named among Smarter Travel’s Ten Best Beach Towns in America in 2010, as well as one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for the second year in a row. In 2009, the Wildwoods were selected as one of’s “50 Authentic American Experiences.” In addition, the Wildwoods were also voted “Best Town” and “Best Beaches” in the 2009 WTXF-TV My Fox Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest. The Wildwoods were also named “Best Beaches” in the 2008 and 2010 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods beaches were named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Events” in the same survey. The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Thunder On The Sand Race Series, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, The New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others. For more information on the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 1-800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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