Wildwood opened some of the beaches so we made a quick trip down on Saturday. There are a bunch of other beaches that opened last weekend but Wildwood's beach is HUGE so if you want to go to the beach but are worried about social distancing then Wildwood is your beach.
It looks like Morey's is a few weeks away from opening even if they got the green light tomorrow. Lots of rides are still in pieces and a few coasters don't have trains on the tracks. It does look like all track work is finished on the boomerang though.
Also, I don't see it mentioned here but they sent an email out to passholders stating that they may (emphasis on may) not be able to open every pier this season. The consensus seems to be that Adventure Pier (with Great White) would be the one to get cut, which is definately the one I'll be pulling for too as it's really the only good ride on the pier that's not hilariously expensive (well... except the Screamin' Swing, moment of silence for Boldy).
The boardwalk is very slowly but surely coming alive though. Even a bunch of non-essential shops were preparing for when they'd be able to reopen. That said, Kohr Bros has been deemed essential and we can't agree more.
PS: I probably need a haircut but... you know
Last edited by coasterbill on Mon May 18, 2020 6:12 am.
God knows how they're going to staff rides but July 2nd for Moreys.
Statement from Will and Jack Morey, 2nd Generation Partners of Morey’s Piers
Following the Governor’s announcement of earlier today, we are excited to welcome families back onto the piers again when we reopen on July 2nd.
Morey’s has been crafting summer fun for over 50 years and while events of this year have certainly reshaped the way we work, live and value family all the more, our long-standing commitment to safety, service, and fun has not wavered.
We are working hard to redefine family fun this summer and are further expanding our commitment to safety and cleanliness starting with our Safe Play Promise. As modeled after Morey Resorts Safe Stay Promise, these strengthened procedures are designed to give our guests even greater confidence in visiting our facilities and to give our staff the protection they need during these times.
Upon reviewing operating guidance from the State of New Jersey, we will be releasing additional information pertaining to our Safe Play Promise, hours of operation, and operating procedures. This information will be available on our website. For a list of what is currently open and hours of operation please visit https://www.moreyspiers.com/info/park-hours.
As you expect, we will be operating under new “normal for now” guidelines and standards, therefore, a visit to the piers will be different this summer. Even so, our team is working diligently to prepare our facilities with a strong line-up of rides and attractions for the remainder of the 2020 season. Please know, when we welcome guests back on the piers on July 2nd, we’ll look to make it full of the family fun and cherished memories that come with a visit to Morey’s Piers.
Lastly, we acknowledge our dedicated staff and loyal guests who have helped us weather this storm and remain so committed to Morey’s Piers. We thank them all for their continued trust and look forward to opening “Safely Together” on July 2nd.
- Adventure Pier will not be opening (this was heavily rumored so no surprise)
- Mariners will open but no Sea Serpent (wtf), Super Skooters, Ghost Ship or Henekee (whatever that is).
- Surfside will open but the only attraction running will be Runaway Tram. Yep, that's right. No Zoom Phloom (what?) Nor'easter, Atmosfear, IT, Kong, etc etc etc. Food and games will be operational. Sounds like they're blaming this on staffing and the inability to complete winter maintenance on time for most of these rides.
- Raging Waters will operate but Ocean Oasis will remain closed for the season.
So the three major coasters, the excellent flume, and the three best flats they have will all remain closed. This pretty much has convinced me to just push my 2020 pass to next year. Ah well.
^ Do keep in mind they state on that page "We are working to make as many attractions available to you as quickly as possible, and more rides will become available over time. We encourage you to check back often." So although I doubt that Adventure or OO will suddenly and miraculously open up, I'd be a bit surprised if they weren't able to get a little bit more of Surfside opened.
Also, the Henekee is that kiddie ride with all the different vehicles going around under an umbrella. The littlest ones will be crushed.
That coaster dad  and that coaster kiddo .Road trip buddies for life. Dad's faves: Fury 325. Phantom's Revenge. Twisted Timbers. Intimidator 305. El Toro. Kiddo's faves: Talon. Alpengeist. Raptor. TMNT Shellraiser. Fury 325.
-The entirety of Mariner's Pier except for Sea Serpent appeared to be operating, including the water park and PigDog. -Surfside Pier was closed further back than Kong; everything "in front" of that appeared to be operating. -I encountered 0 wait for either pier; Mariner's at 12:00 and Surfside at 5:00. Take their "We highly recommend you spend money to guarantee your spot on the pier!!!!1!1!" with a grain of salt. -99% of boardwalk stands/business were open, at least between Mariner's and Surfside. -On the piers, I'd say probably 95% mask wearing. On the boardwalk, less than 5%. Both of which I'm fine with.
-Mike Total Coasters: 149 Top 10 Steel: Maverick, Skyrush, Intimidator 305, Fury 325, Banshee, Millennium Force, Raptor, Superman: The Ride (SFNE), Top Thrill Dragster, Big Bad Wolf Top 10 Wood: The Beast, El Toro, Phoenix (Knoebels), Boulder Dash, Thunderbolt (KW), Mystic Timbers, Comet (Hershey), Hercules, Shivering Timbers, Jack Rabbit (KW) Top 5 Hybrid: Twisted Timbers, Goliath (SFGAm), Wicked Cyclone, Great White, Gemini
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