Looking For Felix

“Welcome to Morey’s FEARS! Felix here, the boardwalk barker, and if you’re looking for Morey’s signature smiles…you’re barking mad!” Christmas is over, now it’s time to get serious about Halloween… If you are tall, lanky,…

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Finally… Let the Rockwork Begin!

After many months of research, planning, and preparation we have finally started to construct the walls and rockwork for the new River Adventure. The research started with a visit to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon (still one of my favorite waterparks in the world) and literally walking the…

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Christmas Kangaroo Style

January 2, 2012 by Kristel Fillmore

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While visiting home before Christmas in Western PA, I always make a stop to legendary Kennywood Park. Until this December, past visits basically included walking around the park, bothering the owners and managers, and seeing what is underway for the next season. However, for the first…

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A Very Morey Christmas!

December 26, 2011 by Kristel Fillmore in Community

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While most companies let loose at their holiday gatherings we do not quite go that far… Maybe a little bit of Terry O’ke, good food and Tim’s very famous homemade desserts, but our holiday gathering supports two local charities close to our hearts. Each year the holiday…

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Morey’s Fears Just Wasn’t Enough

December 23, 2011 by Kristel Fillmore

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Morey’s Fears was a lot of work. And also a lot of fun. Buying decorations, installing decorations and working the evenings we were open was a blast. But some of us just had to see more. For many years many of us had been visiting other theme parks and attractions during October. That’s a…

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Recipe: Hash Brown Egg Bake

December 16, 2011 by Kristel Fillmore

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This recipe is easy, really tasty and can be completely prepared in advance; keeping you out of the kitchen Christmas morning! You will need: - 1 pkg (32 oz) frozen potatoes (any chunky type: cubed hash browns, roasted potatoes, etc.), thawed. - 1 pkg sliced bacon (or turkey bacon),…

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Recipe: Cuban Spiced Holiday Crown Roast of Pork

You will need: 1ea                    Crown Roast of Pork (10-14#) 1 to 2 Cups        Chef Walter J’s Cuban Spice Rub® 1 to 2 Cups        Water Method 1) Pre heat oven to 350°F. 2) Rub Crown Roast with Cuban Spice. Crumble about 3…

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Some Things Age Gracefully, And Some Things Don’t

So…….the info has leaked that we are contemplating removing the Condor attraction permanently. Well, let me be the first to quash the rumor and say that it is now true. The Condor is leaving forever sometime in February. The truth of the matter is that the ride was…

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What If I Worked In A Bank Like My Plan?

Without a doubt I can tell you most of my colleagues fell into this profession. I’m pretty sure the general public does not sit in a statistics lecture when they are 20 years old and dream of working at an amusement park (I’m sure I do know one or two of them though). My plan?…

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You Gotta Break Some Eggs to Make an Omelet

  Ok, so there has been a little mystery about why we have so many cranes, bull dozers and concrete trucks on the beach recently.  Well, there are a lot of moving parts to this jigsaw puzzle… oh, and did I mention that money does not grow on trees? So from the beach to…

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How’s This for a DESIGN BUILD Project??

To the shrieking of my brother’s and our CFO’s voice, I just gotta tell you how much I love a design build project. Pictured here is Pete Bieling, part of the infamous father and son team that successfully helped us to re-position the old Raging Waters at Surfside Pier into…

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A “Haunted” Pier in the Middle of a Ghost Town

If you’ve never had the opportunity to take a stroll down the Wildwood boardwalk at night in late October, let me warn you that it’s pretty spooky all by itself. Imagine the complete opposite of a typical summer night: eerily silent except for gusts of wind, a few scattered…

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100 Wristbands

On a recent Sunday, best friends Amber and Briana visited Morey’s Piers to have fun and ride the rides. As we scanned Amber’s season pass, we realized this was Amber’s 100th visit this year. Yes, this year. By our calculations, there were 116 days in our season when she hit the…

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Fall… Boo

September 29, 2011 by Kristel Fillmore

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For people like myself who unfortunately don’t live near the coast, the offshore media has a way of (inadvertently?) trying to get us to forget about summertime almost as soon as the “off season” is on (unless of course, there’s a big storm to talk about). I am not…

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Get a Taste of Fall

What do you think of when you think of the fall season? …I think it’s time to eat because bikini season is over for the next 6 months! I especially want to eat some good comfort food like chili and chowder. In case you don’t already know we are having our first annual Souper Sunday…

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Rubber Ducky Regatta Results

September 21, 2011 by Kristel Fillmore in Events

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The 18th Annual Rubber Ducky Regatta never did happen because of thunderstorms and Hurricane Irene, but never-the-less we found some winners! The United Way of Cape May County held a public drawing on Morey’s Mariner’s Landing Pier on Friday, September 2, 2011 at 5:00 PM in lieu of the…

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Hurricane Irene Employee Evacuation

September 7, 2011 by Kristel Fillmore in News

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Hmmm, where to start? I guess it began when we took out the Hurricane Readiness Plan and began to review it and put it into action. On Wednesday we began discussing possible evacuation, including transportation and shelter for our associates. We spoke with Cape May County OEM, Red Cross, and…

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A Different “Dip” at Raging Waters

All native Pittsburgh area folk like myself know that Heinz products may have 57 varieties. In the early 1890’s, they did carry over 57 different types of products. Today, the Pittsburgh-based food production company now makes over 5,700 products. Raging Waters is proud to serve…

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The Wildwood Pizza War Continues

Let me start this with this….TEAM Mack’s! I have let it go for far too long with all these people (George & Jack) writing blogs about Sam’s and no one giving any love to Mack’s. I am Mack’s Girl…no question about it. The thin crispy crust with just enough cheese and…

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The Waterpark Bell

“Ding Dong”….. nope, that’s not someone at the door for dinner. It’s the sound you hear about every 5 minutes in Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis Waterparks. When guests ask me what “that sound” is for, I like to have a little fun…. I have used…

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What is Boat Tag?

...and why is it fun? Let me tell you where it is first. Boat Tag is at the front of adventure pier and is the home of many many bouncy yellow balls. It is also the home of 5 boats (yes the floating kind). Oh ya! I almost forgot! You can find me there too as the Boat Tag Assistant…

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Scanning 201

One of my best friends (and an absolute waterpark groupie) recently asked me, “Why do the lifeguards bob their heads? Is it to see the water from different angles?” This was a very good question, and a pretty good guess at the answer. A few weeks ago my colleague Maggie,…

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Surf Fest from the Beach

Don’t surf? And don’t think you want to learn? That’s ok! I spent the whole day on the beach during this year’s surf fest and the atmosphere and the company was awesome! Of course I love being in the water to but I got to spend the whole day hanging out with the Woody’s Girls from…

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Anatomy of Morey’s Piers Employees

  Girl Stats                                                                 Boy Stats Name: Alli      …

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And The Winner Is…

July 18, 2011 by Kristel Fillmore in News

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And The Winner Is… Airborne Systems, from Pennsauken, New Jersey, just won FREE catered picnic compliments of our corporate sales team and their 2nd Annual Picnic Giveaway!  Over 700 companies registered to win the complete picnic package featuring a private catered affair in…

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28 Miles to Wildwood

Visiting other amusement parks is one part of this job that never gets old. Taking advantage of some free time in the spring, squeezing a few days off during a busy summer and some more free time in the winter can lead to some incredible visits at other places in the country. This past…

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Whet Your Appetite at Raging Waters

What’s new at Wreckers Beach Grill? Located oceanfront inside Raging Waters waterpark, Wreckers is serving up some new dishes for the 2011 summer season. New items include a Mediterranean Salad with goat cheese, mixed greens, romaine hearts, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, sliced red…

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Souper Sunday Chili/Chowder Cook Off

Are you someone who likes to cook? Are you a chef? Well get ready to get your cook on at our first annual Souper Sunday Chili & Chowder Cook Off scheduled for Closing Day on October 9, 2011. I’ve been doing a lot of research on this and our friends over at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk…

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You know you work at Morey’s Piers when…

June 24, 2011 by Kristel Fillmore

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You have a key ring that’s big enough to be the janitor’s. Khakis and polos are the only attire you own. You have permanent sunglass tan in the summer as well as a complete farmer’s tan. You speak in radio language even when you are not on the radio…10-4? The beach is…

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Belize Mission Trip and A Closer Walk

  Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Belize on a mission trip with my family.  In case you’re wondering, Belize is located in Central America, just north of Guatemala.  Bordering the beautiful Caribbean Sea, Belize is known as a diving and snorkeling hot spot. Our journey…

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Oh What a Happy Father’s Day!

I myself lost my Father in 1998 and since then, Father’s Day has just not been the same. But this Father’s Day was different. I got into work about 10AM and it was no different than any other day until we opened. There were Dads laughing and having fun with their children.…

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Thank you for your patience and understanding

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Thank you for your patience and understanding during this most difficult time. Since the founding of Morey’s Piers in 1969 we have had the privilege of entertaining over 100 million guests and have never before experienced a guest tragedy of this nature.…

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Dear Friends and Colleagues

Dear Friends and Colleagues, In light of the recent tragedy on the ferris wheel the Beachfront Blog is temporarily offline. Please join our entire staff at Morey’s Piers in keeping the family of the young girl in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your continued support. Jack…

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The “Fine Art” of Amusement

I have often wondered, or challenged would be more accurate, the generally accepted definition of fine art.  It can be quite a testy little conversation based on who you have it with.  Below is the official dictionary definition followed by some comments on Wikipedia. Definition noun…

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Beach Camping 101

So you think you are a professional camper? You’re either a scout or you’ve been camping since you were a young child. So… you register for one of our overnight camping events (Beach Jam, Beach Blast, Beach LAX, Wild Half or Coastin’ by the Ocean), your start…

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Great Minds, maybe…

Are you familiar with the saying “great minds think alike?”  Well, on one particular morning members from our sales and marketing teams were all thinking alike when they decided what to wear to work that day. It wasn’t even Spirit Week!  Now, I’m not so sure that this…

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Best Birthday Party Ever

I’ve got to tell you about our birthday parties here at Morey’s Piers.  They really are the best parties ever, and I’m not telling you this from a “sales person’s” perspective; I’m telling you this from a “mom with four kids” viewpoint.  If you are a mom or dad, or maybe…

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Ghost Ship Voted into DAFE Top 10 Walkthrough Attractions

We are proud to announce that the Darkride and Funhouse Enthusiasts (DAFE) have selected Morey’s Piers Ghost Ship as one of the Top Ten Favorite Walkthrough Attractions in their recent member survey!  Ghost Ship actually made it to the number 5 position after just one year of operation!…

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“I would like to buy 26 toasters please!”

April 27, 2011 by Kristel Fillmore

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In a family owned amusement park, you wear many hats. I am no exception. In addition to my job at Raging Waters, I am also a Resident Manager for the Department of Residence Life, or more simply, ‘employee housing.’ Work begins every October, at all of the 4 Morey’s Piers owned…

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Hippity Hop Hop

We are hopping with two bunny feet right into the events here at the piers! Easter Sunday is the first of many events this season and we have a VERY special guest who can’t wait to meet all the kids…The Easter Bunny! Mariner’s Landing is scheduled to be open from 11:00am…

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ROTC

Sounds Military, right? Well, in the amusement park world, it actually stands for Ride Operator Trainer Certification. ROTC is a multi day training the trainer course put together by our friends at When Pigs Fly – Creative Operational Concepts. While this program has been in use at a…

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Simulated Opening Day

I just walked back into my office after spending some time walking around Mariner’s Landing.  We’re currently in the process of conducting a simulated opening for the property. Our entire operations staff, from ride operators to facility managers, participate in this yearly…

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Digging in for the Community

Good eats is an understatement when it comes to describing the extravaganza of delectable edibles at the Atlantic Cape Community College’s annual Restaurant Gala that was held at Bally’s last week. Check out our Morey’s Piers’ associates enjoying the amazing dessert creations served…

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Weekend Work + Family + Sam’s Pizza = F U N !!!!!

We have recently been analyzing and fine tuning the feasibility of pushing the proverbial green light for the proposed wood coaster that connects two piers.  While most of the coaster itself has been designed (with appropriate thanks going to all the input we received from the various…

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Spirit Week at Morey’s

April 8, 2011 by Kristel Fillmore in Events

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I bet you wish you worked here to! To kick off AARP Week (see my last blog on what AARP at Morey’s is) we have instated Spirit Week to go with the School’s Out for Summer theme. Here is what the week has in store for us at Morey’s: Monday – Sports Day!…

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AARP not just for the Oldies

Every spring here at MP we celebrate AARP and it’s not at all what you are thinking. We do not get membership cards to use for discounts and we don’t start eating off the early bird menu. We are celebrating our A.nnual A.ssociate R.ecognition P.rogram This being one of our…

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Why……“it”

I have been asked on several occasions just that…..Why “it” for the name of our newest attraction. Well, to tell you the truth, “it’s” a bit complicated, but here is my best shot at explaining “it.”  “its” a bit of a long story so I am also attaching a memo from one of…

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It’s Almost Go Time

What’s the pier operations department up to today? Not too much actually… • Interviewing • Hiring • Printing • Cleaning • Assembling • Preparing • Developing • Updating • Running…

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Spring is in the Air

My bride and I decided to go for a walk on the BOARDS last weekend.  Near cloudless deep blue sky, about 60 degrees, breeze from the west just strong enough to create that special spray from the waves.  We parked our jeep on the beach behind Raging Waters (ok, so a little perk and…

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Vegas- Land of Elvis, 24/7 Buffets and Yes, Roller Coasters

March 14, 2011 by Kristel Fillmore

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After an exhausting trip to California, what better way to relax then to spend 4 days in Las Vegas? Actually, timing was good here, as every January I meet my cousins for mini-vacation in our favorite desert city. It’s a familiar trip of sorts; we stay regularly in the Flamingo. After…

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