DOO You Know that the Doo Wop Experience was open from Sunday January 26th to Wednesday, January 29th and providing tours to our building to inform visitors about our resort’s history and continuing Doo Wop character, special building design, and fun culture. Doo Wop Director Shirley Cruz managed activities in the Experience and worked with our DWPL staff members Theresa and David Williams, with residents Paul Holl and Cathy Smith (also a “Partners in Preservation” member), Donna Yost and Carolyn MacElrevey. Several other Doo Wop Preservation League officers and members were also on hand to meet and greet visitors, serve food, drinks, discuss all the Doo Wop history, the exhibits, activities, electronic I-Wall photos and videos on display at the Doo Wop Experience building. The DWPL appreciates all the time and services that they provided to assure that the Doo Wop Experience gave an excellent experience to our resort’s visitors.
The crowds were impressive and several times during the day the museum was packed and we had lines of guests waiting to use the I-wall, learn about our history and architecture, and order food and drinks. It really demonstrated how popular the building and the Doo Wop style has become with our resort’s visitors.
We also had two radio stations broadcasting from the building on Tuesday morning. These shows featured Chris Stigall who presented the WNTP (AM 990) “Philadelphia’s Morning Answer” and Jo Jo & Scotty, from station WZXL (FM 100.7) who broadcast their ZXL Morning Show.
At the same time, directly across the street, the Greater Wildwoods Convention Center hosted all the visitors and activities related to the President’s visit and, at 7PM, President Trump’s speech to America. It was a great day and it was certainly fun hearing the literally thousands of visitors praising the fun Doo Wop theme and the historic traditions that make our Wildwoods By-the-Sea a special experience for generations of seasonal guests and now, in recent years, thanks primarily to our convention center and supporting businesses, increasing numbers of year round visitors.