It was a crazy weekend for us, but we were actually driving down to the Rehoboth and I was *this* close to going to the Flitzer event and taking the ferry over. Once I saw pictures of the line I balked at the idea out of fear that we would miss the boat but I'm jealous of everyone who was there.
BlahBlahson wrote: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.
Oh well, I guess I won't be riding any coasters any time soon... Within the next 10 minutes anyways. Best: Katun & iSpeed - Mirabilandia, Formula Rossa - Ferrari World, Oblivion - The Black Hole - Gardaland, Stealth - Thorpe Park
^Ooooh I wasn't aware that they had built more of that ride type. Those look a little too big for a "kiddie" coaster but definitely more fun and probably faster than your average rollerskater. Good find. Now if only they can build them in the states.
The Wildwoods, NJ – October 3, 2018 - Morey’s Piers today flipped the switch to power 36,300 square feet of maintenance buildings solely through 900-plus recently installed solar panels. The installation of solar power signifies the Morey organization’s continued commitment to improve sustainability and conservation on its three piers.
The 901 P17 345-watt panels are installed on the four maintenance buildings located on Hunts Pier at 2710 Boardwalk.
According to Will Morey, second-generation owner, “The system will produce more than 410,000 kilowatts per year, realizing more than $53,000 in energy savings annually. Over a 30-year period, this investment in solar power will reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by 337 tons, the environmental equivalent of taking 12.4 million miles off the road or planting 126,000 trees.”
“We take our stewardship of this mile of pristine beach we enjoy so much very seriously, and the six-figure investment in this solar panel project was the right thing to do this year, no doubt,” said Jack Morey, second-generation owner.
Geoscape Solar designed the solar project and installed the panels. “Morey’s Piers has always been a New Jersey name synonymous with family,” said Lee Watson, chief operating officer and partner at Geoscape. “We were thrilled that Morey’s chose Geoscape Solar to partner with to achieve their long term financial and environmental goals. “
With a combined weight of 21 tons, the panels have been fitted onto the roofs of four maintenance buildings. Used year-round by a staff of 57 in season, the buildings house workshops for repairs, tests, painting, carpentry, and updates of all components of the rides and facilities throughout the three piers.
Jack Morey noted that the solar project complements the company’s environmental conservation and sustainability programs that include use of biodegradable products system-wide, recyclable plastics and reduced Styrofoam usage, along with energy-efficient lighting throughout, and a proactive recycling system with 30.82 tons of material recycled in 2017. Morey’s Piers is in the planning stages of undertaking additional efficiency usage studies to identify other areas to save both energy and waste.
I may not know everything about coasters... what I do know is they are my life... Home park: Six Flags America Favorite park overall: All Walt Disney World Parks Favorite Steels: Maverick, Millennium Force, Sky Rush, Talon, Poltergeist, I-305 Favorite Woodies: Iron Rattler, Phoenix, Roar, El Toro, Jack Rabbit, Thunderbolt, The Raven, The Legend TPR Trips: Northeast 2011, LeviaTHON 2012
So, from the park's statement on why Flitzer was closing, it was already pretty obvious that it was headed to the scrap yard, but in case any of you had your doubts, some footage surfaced on the interweb today of Flitzer being crushed like a soda can. (Demo footage starts at 0:53.) There's not much action in the video itself, but you can see the remains of the demo so far.
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