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Re: Moreys Piers Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:23 pm

I think the only one of those types of coasters (Flitzers) that I remember riding, was Racing in Bakken Park, in Denmark.
It is still in operation there too, from what is written in RCDB.com

Fun little coaster, if going around, straight, around, straight, around, around was your kind of fun coaster. :wink:

Playland might have had one too, a long time ago.
Before I got back into riding rides and visiting parks.

Sorry to read that Morey's is losing this one. But Larry's right.
It was old. But not that "classic" enough. Space was needed for something new. :)

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Postby Tanks4me05 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:32 am

boldikus wrote:I'm sorry I know I sound like a huge douchebag and I'd never thought I'd be this butthurt about any coaster removal, let alone a tiny Zierer from 1983 on the Wildwood boardwalk, but this one hurts. Not only have I been riding that little thing since it was installed but I still ride it regularly and its still good. My nephew loves it, it always has a line, families love it, kids love it, adults love it. I still love it! Its a Moreys classic!

Its especially dumb because if its for space, they should just get rid of Rollies or Doo Wooper since Flitzer is miles better than either of them. If its due to maintenance, I get it, but it still sucks. I can't believe we'll have those other two pieces of junk but no Flitzer anymore.

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It is because of maintenance. Here's a letter that the Morey family posted on their website:

https://www.moreyspiers.com/flitzerletter

TLDR: They know how it's a signature ride, and they REALLY don't want to remove it. However, the ride is almost 50 years old (it was really built in 1969, they bought it used in 1983), Zierer no longer provides replacement parts for Flitzers, recent inspections showed that the structural fatigue is bad enough that they simply can't continue trying to maintain the ride safely, and New Jersey's laws make it infeasible to rebuild the ride.

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Postby boldikus » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:34 am

^ Yeah I'm aware, I posted the link to the letter two pages ago.

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Postby coasterbill » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:35 am

^^ Boldikus (who you're responding to) posted that link a few posts after the post you quoted but thanks for the summary. :lol:

Edit: Beat me to it.

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Postby Tanks4me05 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:48 am

^Hey, I need more coffee. Gimme a break. ;)

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Re: Moreys Piers Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:10 pm


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Postby Mike240SX » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:08 pm

So I stopped by the "Farewell Flitzer" event today. They had a band, were giving out free bottled water/pretzels/snacks, and of course the ride...which had a line that was (by my estimation) an hour and a half long. Sorry, but no thanks. Anyway, here are some pictures.
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Postby michaellynn4 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:35 pm

Only in NJ is there a 90 minute wait for a Flitzer...
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Re: Moreys Piers Discussion Thread

Postby BlahBlahson » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:02 am

Just now seeing this news, definitely saddened. I wish some manufacturer would make a Kiddie Coaster series in the vein of the Flitzer. The individual cars are much more conducive to smaller hills and drops than the long-ass train you find on all of them. And it had a lengthier ride-experience without being too tall for the young ones.

In my make-believe amusement park that I run in my head, we've already contracted Wiegen or Zeirer to help us build a modern version of one of these, and the height requirement is 36 inches.
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Re: Moreys Piers Discussion Thread

Postby njcoasterguy34 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:17 am

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