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Re: Moreys Piers Discussion Thread

Postby rcjp » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:37 am

^Yeah, I also assumed that would be the case, don't worry ;)
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Postby boldikus » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:47 pm

First time uploading photos here so apologies if I did something I'm not supposed to, lol. (Are these in the right place? Do I need a caption for all of these?!) Anyways, I think I stated elsewhere on this forum that my folks live in Wildwood full time so I'm down there quite often. Actually more often off season than on, and always spending Christmas on the island, which if you haven't been off season, turns into a really quiet small town with a nice ghostly feel to it. Love it off season (except the fact that the coasters don't run, obviously). Over the Xmas 2013 holiday I took an afternoon bike ride up to the boards- that's boardwalk for you non-locals, and snapped some coaster porn as a giant creepy storm crept up the coast and right over my head (I got stuck in it and had to hide under a storefront for a half hour). Here are a few. The full set is on my Facebook page. Before you ask - yes there are filters on the photos, but very very minimal. Mostly just played w/ the brightness/contrast. Also, I can't get on the piers for close-ups and wasn't going on the soggy beach so most are from afar but I liked the way they turned out. As while I'm sure most are familiar, the coasters you are looking at are The Great White (woodie), Sea Serpent (boomerang - my first steel ever), and Great Noreaster (SLC - my fave in town, my most rides of any coaster ever).
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Postby boldikus » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:49 pm

I forgot to mention the last two posted here ^^^ are from the following (sunny) day. :)

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Postby boldikus » Tue May 13, 2014 9:37 am

Another brief trip report in honor of my first "summer" weekend at my folks place in Wildwood now that some of Morey's has opened for the season. Got into town late Friday night and sat up with Mom to catch up then a much needed late night soak in their hot tub before turning in.

My folks and I got up and out on Saturday by noon to stroll down to and along the boardwalk (and hopefully get a few rides in!). This weekend was the annual Classic Car Show, which is mostly what I got pictures of so I won't post those here (but I posted them all on my FB page here if you want to check them out). As far as rides, the weather was very overcast with short periods of drizzle - with the humidity this felt great, but for some reason had me in a don't-feel-like-riding type of mood.

Their classic hybrid woodie, The Great White, was still closed for a few weeks so I was sorta bummed about that but even in my mellow mood couldn't resist hopping on the Sea Serpent (boomerang) and Great Noreaster (SLC) for a solo spin on each. I hadn't ridden either of these since last summer and the 3 trips I've taken to GAdv since then proved to me that you guys are right and that these old Vekomas just aren't all that great. I have such nostalgia for these coasters, having ridden them both hundreds of times, but I definitely got punched in the side of the head on the boomerang quite a bit. I can boast that both were total walk-ons, mid afternoon with a fairly busy boardwalk thanks to the car show. I did the front on the boomerang, and the back on the SLC. The drop on the SLC is still so great. The rest of the ride, eh. Riding these just made me want to go back to GAdv on some smooth B&Ms.

No complaints about lines (none) and operations (smooth and fast). I had planned on hitting up some of the kiddie coasters, just for the hell of it, but was worn out from walking so much so we stopped for some pizza (Macks - best there is!) and took a free Tram Car ride (silly forgetful ticket collectors) and headed to my folks corner bar for drinks and then dinner.

The first "summer" visit of the year is always nice as my folks live in Wildwood year round so I visit quite a bit off season when it turns into a nice little quiet "small" town for a few months (see my post above ^^^ when I visited during Xmas). But to see the tourism machine crank back into action is fun and gives me that occasionally needed reminder of me why I love Wildwood so so much. Now for a few photos.
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Up... up... up...
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Down we go...
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Macks Pizza!!! Best pizza on the planet!
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Kiddie coaster porn? Flitzer (always fun!) /Doo Wooper (the worst). Didn't ride either. I hate Doo Wopper with a passion.
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SLC goodness. The new(ish) trains make a huge difference.
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Back row solo
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Zoom Flume
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Was scared to death of this thing as a kid.
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Rock N Roll!
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Re: Moreys Piers Discussion Thread

Postby simon8899 » Tue May 13, 2014 9:53 am

Like how they keep their Flitzer. These are real family coasters - not too intense for small kids and still fun enough for all ages. The Dragon Wagon and similar coasters on carnivals today are just insulting to veryone aged 6 or older...

How far are the piers spaced apart? Can it be done on foot?

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Postby boldikus » Tue May 13, 2014 9:59 am

Yes, that Flitzer is always great fun and its been there as long as I can remember. Always thought it was lame when they re-themed it from a space to surf theme years back, but whatever. The piers are very much spaced apart, but it can easily done by foot. They are about a 5-10 minute walk from each other (longer if crowded) but there is also the legendary Tram Car which is $2 or $3 (I forget, we had "tickets" for it from last year) that runs the entire length of the boardwalk, and you can hop on and off at any time, you just motion to the driver.

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Postby boldikus » Tue May 13, 2014 10:07 am

Also I forgot to mention that when boarding the SLC, that not only did they have a new max height restriction (at 6'2 I just made it!) but they also scanned me with a wand for any loose change/etc! That was a first!

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Postby simon8899 » Tue May 13, 2014 10:10 am

^Good to know.

Will do it at first stop next year coming in from Newark so might only have 3-4 hours on Memorial Weekend Monday - sadly the piers are closed during the week after that so will only have that limited time. Hope to at least get all coasters done once...

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Postby boldikus » Tue May 13, 2014 10:15 am

There are 3 big coasters and then 3-4 kiddie coasters (Flitzer, Doo-Wopper, Rollies Coaster (good one!) and one more I can't recall). You can EASILY get them all in within an hour or two. They are all usually walk-ons except in July/August weekends. Their log flume is great (2 drops and an underground portion) and they also have a drop ride and tons of other cool varied flats.

If I were you I'd keep an eye on their calender as it gets closer to then. I see that it does say they are closed during the week after Memorial day but in past experience that seems like a mistake. Maybe this is something new but every year that I can remember they are open 7 days a week after Memorial Day weekend throughout the rest of the summer.

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Re: Moreys Piers Discussion Thread

Postby yay101 » Tue May 13, 2014 10:24 am

I did like the pictures, thank you for sharing! I don't really follow this park too much, so if this is a dumb question I'm sorry, but what is so bad about Doo Wopper?
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