ATLANTIC CITY – Well, they’re not in Wildwood.
Local media outlets reported that the family vacation would be continuing, at least in part, in Wildwood. But the cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation was spotted in Atlantic City just two days ago.
NJ.com reported that Wildwood Commissioner Pete Byron would be open to the show filming in his town. But The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority issued a strong rebuke Friday, saying it does not welcome the message that the show presents. The authority represents Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood.
A call to Atlantic City’s government offices did confirm that a filming permit was issued to 495 Productions, the company that films Jersey Shore. The show’s Instagram account has photos and footage of the crew and reality stars in Atlantic City.
Sheila Harvey, the city’s special events coordinator, said she could not release any more specific information over the phone and asked that Jersey Shore Online provide questions via email. More information on this story is forthcoming.
Atlantic City requires that all “television, film, print or other video productions for commercial, amateur or personal use requires a Commercial Shoot Permit.”
The cast and crew of Jersey Shore filmed for two days in Seaside Heights in June. Borough business administrator Christopher Vaz said that while Seaside Heights wasn’t interested in bringing back the show for any long-term filming, they were happy to let the show find some closure in its borough beach house and Casino Pier.