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Re: Moreys Piers Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Fri May 11, 2018 11:58 am

Been a while since we've seen roller coaster track show up @ Moreys. :lol:

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Wild Whizzer is in the building.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri May 11, 2018 2:16 pm

^ What are you talking about...you got that SLC retracking last year? :lol:

Though in all seriousness, the Great Nor'Easter was running ridiculously well so I do applaud the park's decision.
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Postby Mike240SX » Fri May 11, 2018 6:05 pm

Mini-TR 5/11/18

I'm in Wildwood this weekend for the spring car show, and apparently Morey's is running some sort of soft-open for their main pier (hours weren't posted on the website). Only Morey's Pier was open; Mariner's was testing and Adventure was dark.

Boldy beat me to pics of the new coaster track, but here's another one for the hell of it...
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Some other updates...
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The go-karts below the pier got a new sign...

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...and a new stairwell.

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New beer garden set up under Sea Serpent's lifts.

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Updated Pirates of the Wildwoods....

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..with a "No Single Riders" policy for some reason.


I asked the op scanning cards what the deal was, and she didn't know, and I just don't get it. I understand why there's no single riders on the ferris wheel, but not quite on this ride.

Anyway, the boardwalk was pretty deserted on Friday at around 8:00 PM...
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The new swim club at the north end is coming along nicely, but they've still got quite a bit of work to do on the pool (seen on the right).
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Hey, look, they started construction on the multi-pier coaster!!!!!111!!!11!1!Joking obviously.
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Grabbed some pizza from Franconi's (sorry guys but I can't stand Mack's), then went to see if the awesome FlowHouse bar was open.
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It was not. :(


Back on the pier to get my coaster fix. Rode Sea Serpent in row 3 and was pleasantly surprised by how smooth it was. Then, in the absence of any other coasters operating in town, I reduced my self to...
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It wasn't that bad without any brakes due to being the only car on the course.

Anyway, finished off the night where all nights on the boardwalk need to end...
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...and back to the hotel to relax for a bit before hitting the bars.
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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri May 11, 2018 6:27 pm

Oh nice! A beer garden is a much better use of Sea Serpent's lifts.

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Re: Moreys Piers Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri May 11, 2018 6:45 pm

If ever I'm that way....must remember the "No Single Riders" sign. I'll have to hire someone to ride it with me. ;)
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Re: Moreys Piers Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Sat May 12, 2018 7:46 am

^^^ Nice little report!

I have not been to Wildwood since last fall and was supposed to go today but I pushed it back til next weekend. I'm positively itching though - I need salt air in my lungs and Macks in my belly.

The single rider policy on Pirates is not new, I think its because (like the flume) they don't want anyone alone in there in case one were to fall out of the boat?

I'm not trying to be Mr Correcto over here, but I think you mean Mariners was open (its been since Easter weekend) and Surfside (aka Moreys) was testing? I believe Surfside was supposed to open last weekend but can't confirm. Maybe they pushed it back a weekend? According to their hours Mariners and Surfside are open today. And yes Adventure does not open til next weekend, 5/19. I'll be down.

I'm excited about that beer garden under Sea Serpent, and frankly... that there's a new credit in town. :lol:

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Re: Moreys Piers Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Sat May 12, 2018 9:21 am

Yeah, you're right about the pier names. I always get them confused.
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Re: Moreys Piers Discussion Thread

Postby bill_s » Sat May 12, 2018 3:44 pm

boldikus wrote:I mean, you're not gonna be marathoning the boomerang and SLC, but you'll want multiple rides on Great White, the flume, the drop tower, IT, etc etc. There's so much else to check out besides the coasters.


Given that it was 20 years ago, but marathoning GNE was indeed the main reason for going. Our record was 25 rides in one night, before quitting around midnight and driving 4 hours home. For some reason my friend never liked Great White, so that's the one that got one ride, if that.

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Re: Moreys Piers Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Sat May 12, 2018 5:31 pm

Another quick update...

Great Noreaster got some new signage, and no sign of the 2nd train in sight. Had a ride in the back row and I'm sad to say it's losing some of its smoothness. Still quite smooth, and nowhere near as bad as it was in 2016, but noticeably worse than last year.

EDIT: In retrospect, it's still an absolutely great ride, and the perceived roughness may have just been the hangover I was nursing from the night before.

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Took a ride on Dante, nothing new and no actors inside. Only other change I noticed on Surfside Pier was that Convoy is under demolition/refurb.

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Some vertical construction on the new spinner.

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And finally, the retro arcade in the basement of the Boardwalk Mall is no more...

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And that's it for this trip. I'll be back here Memorial Day Weekend.
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Re: Moreys Piers Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Mon May 14, 2018 10:06 am

Well, that escalated quickly.

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