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.
Official Park Website
Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!
October 11th, 2007 - new restraints being tested on Great Nor'easter
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
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
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
January 21st, 2012 - New Wipeout slide concept art released'
October 8th, 2014 - Flyers coming to Wildwood
February 6th, 2016 - List of improvements for 2016 season
January 13th, 2017 - Co-founder Bill Morey dies
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