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Moreys Piers Discussion Thread

Postby LcHg5265 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:50 pm

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Morey's Piers, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

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Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

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2007
October 11th, 2007 - new restraints being tested on Great Nor'easter

2008
April 29th, 2008 - new restraints to premiere on May 17th
June 16th, 2008 - Small small destroys some kiddie rides
July 6th, 2008 - Coastin' by the Ocean details released


2010
Jan. 24th, 2010 - New Ride on Mariners Landing: 'Ignis Fatuus'
Mar. 23rd, 2010 - Four new experiences unveiled for 2010
March 24th, 2010 - Ghost Ship announced! Experience details included!
May 29th, 2010 - Ghost Ship: Preview Event Coverage and review of the attraction.
June 11th, 2010 - Joe's Fish Co. opens at Morey's Surfside Pier
June 16th, 2010 - New mega coaster in the last stages of planning
October 7th, 2010 - "Wipe Out" giant slide to close on October 10th

2011
April 15th, 2011 - Morey's Piers announces 'Terror on the Boardwalk'
May 6th, 2011 - GCI woodie now on track for 2013
June 4th, 2011 - Girl dies after falling 100 ft from ferris wheel
Ocotber 12th, 2011 - Morey Organization to build hotel for 2013 opening

2012
January 21st, 2012 - New Wipeout slide concept art released'

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It seems that another park is looking into adding Vekomas new restraint design. I always thought that the SLC at Morey's was one of the smoother ones in operation, and this will only make the ride better!

I have always thought that Vekoma SLC's are very intense and thrilling coasters, but as many others, I find that the head banging is just to much to find the ride enjoyable. With these new seats, I think that the ride will finally get the recognition it deserves.

Its also nice to see that parks are considering an improvement to the guests experience with no large financial benefit to them.

NORTH WILDWOOD — Morey's Surfside Pier, 26th and Boardwalk, conducted its first tests of a new prototype design of roller coaster seat Oct. 10.

The Vekoma suspending looping coaster seat is made in the Netherlands.

Herald reporter Lauren Suit talks with Geoff Rogers, Morey's VP of Operations, about the difference between the prototype seat and seats currently used on the Nor-Easter. Watch as the new seat is tested.


(Follow link for short video clip)
http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/arti ... aster-seat
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Postby Primogen18 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:18 pm

I know this has probably been said somewhere, but Cedar Fair should be watching this for their SLC going into MiAdv.

This is great though, I love the placement of that ride around the waterslides and overlooking the ocean, this will be a great change and I look forward to checking it out.

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Postby matteocrepaldi » Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:48 pm

That looks pretty nice! I'd love to see those new restrains on our Blue Tornado next year!
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Postby Alpenguy » Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:50 pm

That looks really nice. :shockr:

It makes me wonder what is inside the rubbery part of both those and B&M flyer restraints, but I think I'd actually willingly ride an SLC with that seat.

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Postby ahecht » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:20 pm

I always thought that the restraints on the Vekoma flyers were among the most comfortable OTSRs I'd ever ridden with, so the fact that they're considering them on the SLCs is great news!

Now if only they'd install them at SFNE...
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Postby coreyml » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:33 pm

i would love for these kinda OTSRs to be on maverick
they look great tho

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Postby DerekRx » Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:29 pm

I always liked the location and shoehorned aspects of The Great Nor'Easter, so if Morey's actually did get these new restraints for it, I would actually consider riding it again. Looks like Morey's is really trying to get noticed among the coaster community.
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Postby YoshiFan » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:38 pm

This will make the ride a lot better. I last rode Great Nor'Easter in 2006 and if it is considered one of the smoother SLC's, I'd hate to ride a "bad" SLC. My shoulders hurt for a while after the ride. Hopefully I'll get there next year and try it out if they are added.

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Postby Scaparri » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:42 pm

I'm really hoping this catches on across the nation. I truly love the SLC layout. The things are a blast when they are actually smooth. Hell, if parks replaced their old trains with these, SLC clones would no longer be listed as a con for said park. Well, maybe not T2. I don't know if anything can salvage that pile of excrement.

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Postby ebl » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:49 pm

It appears that a flexible OTSR may well be the wave of the future, and will, hopefully, replace the age old horsecollars. Nice to see this.

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