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Moreys has been busy having fun with their LEDs on the wheel. Photos courtesy of North Wildwood Recreation & Tourism  

I made some footage from 1992 available on Youtube tonight of Morey's 30 years ago... man, those 90s were great.  

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Great White and that entire pier never opened this year. Word on the island is it did receive some track work this year and the new trains are still coming, but I can't get anything more solid than maybe 2021, maybe 2022.

And in case people don't know what we're referencing: https://www.moreyspiers.com/buying-a-coaster

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Down in Wildwood for Spring Car Show weekened....hopefully it doesn't become a complete wash out haha.  Anyway, Morey's is scheduled to open Mariner's Pier tomorrow, but I did get to see them testing Sea Serpent on my stroll of the boardwalk earlier.  Some early pictures...

I'm not sure how disassembled these Go-Karts (behind the aquarium, across the boards from Splash Zone water park) normally get the during the off season, but this looks kinda like they won't be opening this year.

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Sadly it does not appear that Flow House, and their awesome bar, will be open this weekend...

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...But Crazy Randy's retro arcade and Fascination was up and running!

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More to come!

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42 minutes ago, Mike240SX said:

I'm not sure how disassembled these Go-Karts (behind the aquarium, across the boards from Splash Zone water park) normally get the during the off season, but this looks kinda like they won't be opening this year.

I haven't been down to Wildwood since August of 2019, but even then, I don't remember those go-karts being open. I remember it looking exactly the same as the photo above.

Glad to hear Randy's arcade is up and running. I know he's had trouble with his leases in the past and it's nice to see that he's managed to hold onto that location even through the pandemic.

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Am I just blind while checking the site or is Morey's seriously not selling wristbands again this year?

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Doesn't look like it; I see ticket cards and season passes only.

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Alright, back home from the weekend in Wildwood, and time to wrap up this TR.

First things first, @Zand, I did ask at Guest Relations and it is true - daily wristbands for rides are not happening this year.  Your options are a ticket card, which I have, or season pass.

Second things first, my reason for being here...the annual Spring Car Show!  Unfortunately, due to COVID, neither the Spring nor Fall car shows happened last year, and doubly unfortunately, this years turn out was abysmal.  Despite allowing in any-age cars (typically the spring show is limited to 10 years old or older; the fall to 25 years old or older), there was maybe 50 cars.  Typically, it spans the entire length of the boardwalk....from the steps down to Wildwood Crest all the way to the north end where the boardwalk goes to ground level in North Wildwood.  That said, there weren't that many cars that appealed to me, except...

This nice 2nd generation Chevy Corvair:

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And this, JDM-import, right-hand-drive, Fairlady Z (83-85).  The US got these as well, but not with the 2.0L motor, no turbocharged engines on the 2+2 models, nor were US models available as hardtops.  Very nice indeed.

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Anyway, on to what you all really care about: Morey's Piers.  This was opening weekend for them, and the only pier open was Mariner's (the one with Sea Serpent and the Ferris Wheel).  They opened right on time (noon), but seemed to be having some trouble getting Sea Serpent going, and weren't sending it with riders even by 12:45.

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So, I decided to go back to my hotel and take a nap, and headed back to the boardwalk around 8.  This time, it was a go...and here's where the queue was backed up to upon my arrival: IMG_20210508_201245269.thumb.jpg.0f04d9f215e826855619fc5434c167a1.jpg

Eeesh...I've never waited this long for it in all my years coming here.   15 minutes later (they were still skipping rows), I was on.  Oh well, it's got new trains with vest restraints, and magnetic breaks, so how is it?

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Even better than before!  This boomerang has always been the best of them all that I've been on, and these trains just make it all that much better.  Easily #2 coaster in the Wildwoods.

I didn't go on anything else, but did wander around taking some more pictures.

Musik Express' light package was looking a little worse for wear, but they were still running it at max speed.

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Nope, no headache for me tonight, thanks.IMG_20210508_203134661.thumb.jpg.319d396633a30e7d3381b4ad17bafbec.jpg

Farewell, my ever-cherished smoking zone.  Drunken days at PigDog this summer will not be the same.IMG_20210508_203223122.thumb.jpg.695345d670154345d5a5762cf5f60ba3.jpg

At least the bumper cars got some some new cool LED strips on the power poles:

So long for now, Morey's! (Yes the fluorescent tube around the M was out).

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In other saddening Wildwood news, from speaking with the bartender and other customers at Jersey Girl, it would appear that both Shamrock and Cattle n' Clover (the latter of which was probably my favorite bar in Wildwood proper), have gone awry of the Governor's COVID restrictions are are not being allowed to operate all summer.  Wow.  I hope that isn't true, and if so they can make some kind of appeal process.  I don't know how a restaurant/bar could handle being closed for basically two consecutive summers.  I didn't make it up to North Wildwood to check out the scenes at Keenan's, Angelesea Pub, or Flip Flopz, but did stop in Good Night Irene's for a few tasty adult beverages and they were as hopping as could be.

On another note, anyone wanna buy a beat up old strip club (Hurricane Bikini Club, on Schellenger, also still closed)?  Only $850k, including the liquor license, which is probably 85% of that price.IMG_20210507_211833453.thumb.jpg.b05cf54087e1f998d5a6dc906d7c11ba.jpg

EDIT: Totally forgot the ride counter:

1x Sea Serpent
1x Slices of Mack's Pizza
1x Cup of Kohr's Bros Orange Custard (with rainbow sprinkles!)
4x White Russians @ Jersey Girl
2x Cherry Vodka RedBulls @ Good Night Irene's.
1x Cheesesteak at White House Sub Shop in Atlantic City on the way home.

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Suppose I could get one of the 4 packs of wristbands for $170. Not sure I'd use them all but buying tickets for one night would probably be almost as expensive.

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Are you talking about the 4-Visit Wild Pass?  Don't forget, you can split it up to be two rides wristbands and two waterpark bands, so if you're coming down for a weekend, you could use both rides- and water-parks both days and have nothing left.

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1 hour ago, Mike240SX said:

Are you talking about the 4-Visit Wild Pass?  Don't forget, you can split it up to be two rides wristbands and two waterpark bands, so if you're coming down for a weekend, you could use both rides- and water-parks both days and have nothing left.

Yeah that's the one. And that might not be a bad idea! 

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I made some footage from 1992 available on Youtube tonight of Morey's 30 years ago... man, those 90s were great.

 

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