Aerial Views

August 12, 2011 by Tim Samson

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Back when the first Beach Blast event occurred in June, Will Morey Jr and I had planned to go up in the air and take some aerial shots of the fields that were set up on the beach, but both of us were too busy that weekend to take the time off so we decided to wait till “More Beach…

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Wild Half Training Update

August 10, 2011 by Tim Samson in Events

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This is a guest post from Jen Newman from Jen in Real Life who will chronicle her journey as she trains for the Wild Half. If you would like to be a guest blogger for the Beachfront Blog, please email us at social.media@moreyspiers.com. This summer, I am in charge of my school’s…

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NPR’s This American Life Visits Morey’s

August 8, 2011 by Tim Samson

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A couple weeks ago, we had a visit from Jonathan Goldstein who is a journalist for NPR’s This American Life, which is a weekly hour-long radio program that features primarily journalistic non-fiction along with memoirs, essays, field recordings and short fiction. Jonathan wanted to…

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Hooray for National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Tomorrow is probably the most anticipated holiday of the summer (right after Independence Day, of course)- it’s National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! How are you going to celebrate? Traditional ice cream sandwiches? Chipwiches? How about a Rice Cream Sandwich? Why, yes. Yes,…

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The Adventures of Rob and Nick Part 1

The Wild Half: One Month Away

July 28, 2011 by Tim Samson in Events

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This is a guest post from Al Alven, editor of Wildwood 365. If you would like to be a guest blogger for the Beachfront Blog, please email us at social.media@moreyspiers.com. The two months or so since my previous post have been quite a ride. Training for the Wild Half has taken me to…

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Training for the Wild Half- Week 5

July 27, 2011 by Tim Samson in Events

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This is a guest post from Jen Newman from Jen in Real Life who will chronicle her journey as she trains for the Wild Half. If you would like to be a guest blogger for the Beachfront Blog, please email us at social.media@moreyspiers.com. Week 5 was very interesting. I had two lousy…

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Nothing Matters in the Whole Wide World…

...when you’ve got a date at Jersey Girl! I think it’s safe to say most of us at Morey’s love Jersey Girl Drinks & Dining. Our “watercooler talk” generally consists of, “You went to Jersey Girl?! What did you have?” and then we all drool over…

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Zombie Lost & Found and Other Ghost Ship Rules

Greetings all! Sorry so long since my last post; I’ve been busy training zombies. Now, it may seem that training zombies would not be all that difficult to do considering they have very little working brain matter left, but it’s hard to show them what to do when they’re…

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An Oasis in My Backyard

One of the many perks of working for Morey’s Piers is that when my day is over, I can slip into a swimsuit and step into paradise, which is just outside my office! The other day, I decided to melt away some stress in the sun at Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club. It was a gorgeous…

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Training for the Wild Half- Week 4

July 19, 2011 by Tim Samson in Events

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This is a guest post from Jen Newman from Jen in Real Lifewho will chronicle her journey as she trains for the Wild Half. If you would like to be a guest blogger for the Beachfront Blog, please email us at social.media@moreyspiers.com. I am going with something new for my recap this week.…

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Training for the Wild Half- Week 3

July 14, 2011 by Tim Samson in Events

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This is a guest post from Jen Newman from Jen in Real Life who will chronicle her journey as she trains for the Wild Half. If you would like to be a guest blogger for the Beachfront Blog, please email us at social.media@moreyspiers.com. I worked out every single day! I followed my…

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Walking The Great White

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of spending the morning with Kevin Wheaton on his inspection of The Great White––a daily, 4 hour-long task. Kevin has been at Morey’s Piers for 23 years and still hasn’t gotten tired of the morning ritual. He gets to see…

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Morey’s Piers Presents the Wildwoods Surf Fest

July 11, 2011 by Tim Samson in Events

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Growing up in the Wildwoods, surfing was my saving grace. Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter, 80º or 10º – there is always an ocean out front and most of the time there is a wave to be had. Each season offers different benefits for surfers. Fall is probably the ideal time here in New…

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The Talent Behind the Wildwoods Surf Fest Artwork

June 27, 2011 by Tim Samson in Events

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This is a guest post from David Macomber from Shark Sugar NJ who created the beautiful posters and images for the Wildwoods Surf Fest. If you would like to be a guest blogger for the Beachfront Blog, please email us at social.media@moreyspiers.com Hi, my name is David Macomber. I am an…

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Summer’s in Full Swing!

The other day was the first day of summer, both Ocean Oasis and Raging Waters are open in full force. Saturday marks the beginning of our full season schedule. So what’s new and exciting up at the piers? Over the past couple of months we’ve told you about our paint shop, new…

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And the winner is…..

Twelve brave competitors took to the deck of Joe’s Fish Co. on Memorial Day Weekend to compete in the 2nd Annual Curley’s Fry Eating Competition. With 5 minutes to eat as many fries as they could, the top three eaters wound up stuffing down close to 2 lbs of the…

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Training for the Wild Half- Week 2

June 18, 2011 by Tim Samson in Events

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This is a guest post from Jen Newman from Jen in Real Life who will chronicle her journey as she trains for the Wild Half. If you would like to be a guest blogger for the Beachfront Blog, please email us at social.media@moreyspiers.com Week 2 miles:  8.91 miles Total Miles: 15.06 Week 2…

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The Mascots of Morey’s: A History Part V

June 3, 2011 by Tim Samson in History

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Makings of a Mascot Each of our mascots has been a journey in concept and design. Even Sunny went through rounds of revisions that weren’t quite right before we found our fun-loving seagull. I was digging through the archives when I found “Tourist Seagull.” He seems to…

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Training for the Wild Half- Week 1

June 1, 2011 by Tim Samson in Events

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This is a guest post from Jen Newman from Jen in Real Life who will chronicle her journey as she trains for the Wild Half. If you would like to be a guest blogger for the Beachfront Blog, please email us at social.media@moreyspiers.com I have a 14-week training plan that screams “JEN”…

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The Bielings Art Gallery

May 30, 2011 by Tim Samson in History

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rain Orr shine

Kathy Orr visited Morey’s on Thursday to kick off Memorial Day weekend with her 9th season of Orr at the Shore. Luckily for us and for the thousands of people that will flock to the island this weekend, she only had good news to give–– Full sun with temps in the…

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Watch Your Fingers, Please!

Forget the tram car! I risked life and limb- literally!- to sit down with Justin Vitti, an enthusiastic competitor in tomorrow’s Curley’s Fry Eating Competition. We talked over a barrel of Curley’s Fries and I learned I had to be quick (and watch my fingers) to snag just…

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Familiar Faces

With a new season almost in full swing here at Moreys Piers, we are starting to see some familiar faces. Each day, we are reconnecting and re-friending those we have lost due to the long cold winter. It’s these kinds of faces we see every single day from Memorial Day Weekend till Labor…

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FAMiliarize Yourself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=d3fwrXfDUac The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) organized an island-wide trolly tour on Friday, May 20th for a select group of  editors and concierges from the region. The…

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2011 Curley Fry Eating Competitors

May 21, 2011 by Tim Samson in News, Events

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Congratulations to the 2011 Curley Fry Eating competitors! These lucky individuals have accepted the challenge to eat as many Curley’s fries as they can in the 2nd annual Curley’s Fry Eating Competition to be held next Saturday, May 28th at Surfside Pier during the Curley Fry…

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The Wild Half: 100 Days and Counting

May 20, 2011 by Tim Samson in Events

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Al is a freelance writer and author of the Wildwood 365 blog. He is based out of Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife, Angie, and seven-year-old son, Lucas. A devoted red meat eater and devourer of all things “sugary,” he openly weeps at the thought of the absence of…

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The Mascots of Morey’s: A History Part IV

May 20, 2011 by Tim Samson in History

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Through Percy and Sam to Hydro and Bubbles, we finally arrived at our goofy and fun-loving mascots, Curley Fry and Sunny C. Gull. The original idea behind having a seagull as a mascot sprang from the popularity of Curley fries and the infamous (and sometimes aggressive) appetite of…

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Meet Morey’s Piers’ 2011 Marketing Intern!

May 17, 2011 by Tim Samson

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Hello Beachfront Blog Readers, My name is Rob Kulisek and I recently joined the lovely Marketing Team at Morey’s Piers as a contributing intern for Summer 2011. I will be working mostly in the creative areas: helping revamp the visual content on MoreysPiers.com, as well as covering the…

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The Mascots of Morey’s: A History Part III

Long after Percy the Pelican and shortly after Safe Sam, came this cheerful duo. Hydro and Bubbles were introduced in the early 90’s as part of an advertising and marketing campaign. Hydro represented speed and intensity while Bubbles was all about fun and happiness. They used to…

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Training for the Wild Half

May 11, 2011 by Tim Samson in Events

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This is a guest post from Jen Newman from Jen in Real Life who will chronicle her journey as she trains for the Wild Half. If you would like to be a guest blogger for the Beachfront Blog, please email us at social.media@moreyspiers.com I have wanted to be a runner since I was a…

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A Noble Occasion for Morey’s Piers

Over the weekend, we were honored to host some very important guests. Baron Friedhelm von Landsberg-Velen and Baroness Caroline von Landsberg-Velen of Haren, Germany,  and their three children spent a night in the penthouse of the Pan American Hotel and enjoyed some down time on the…

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The Mascots of Morey’s: A History Part II

After Percy the Pelican‘s tragic demise and the Morey’s dissolution of their Raging Waters partnerships in Salt Lake City, which Morey Development of New Jersey operated from the early 1980s until December 1992 along with yet another Raging Waters in San Jose, our Raging…

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The Mascots of Morey’s: A History Part I

Before Sunny C. Gull and Curley Fry, Morey’s Piers had a few other crazy characters running around, posing for photos and making kids smile (or cower in terror if you’re one of those kids who are traumatized by giant animals waddling around awkwardly). Long before my time,…

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Hosting Halloween: Morey’s Fears

      We have an exciting announcement today! Morey’s Piers will host an epic Halloween event for the first time ever. Morey’s Fears- Terror on the Boardwalk will transform Mariner’s Landing into a nightmare for six nights in October. Aside from…

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Spring Showers Bring Slide Towers

April 11, 2011 by Tim Samson in News

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Spring is in the air at Morey’s Piers and the countdown to summer has begun —- less than 1 week until Opening Day! We’re excited to kick off our season with our annual Spring Sale for the best deals on summer fun.  Don’t miss out on great savings for Season Passes, MOR-Ez…

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Traveler’s Choice Names Wildwood Crest: Top 10 Best Family Vacations 2011

April 4, 2011 by Tim Samson in Awards

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This photo of Wildwood Crest is courtesy of TripAdvisor According to Trip Advisor, Wildwood Crest ranks among the top three family vacations for Amusement Parks and Boardwalks. Wildwood Crest’s sandy beaches, clean boardwalk and low-key, old-fashioned atmosphere are a hit with families.…

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Going Deeper into the Ship

Things are definitely shaping up inside Ye Olde Ignis Fatuus. We are quite excited with the coming changes and think you will be, too! As ever, I am under pain of death if I give TOO much away, but what I can tell you is that our #1 goal is to make Ghost Ship a better, more immersive…

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It’s a Dirty Job

Friday was an unbelievably gorgeous day that inflicted us all with a little summer fever. While those stuck in the offices all day had their sad faces pasted to the windows all day, the maintenance and facilities team got to soak up the sun… and maybe a little concrete. The…

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Morey’s March Madness

March 21, 2011 by Tim Samson

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The countdown to Morey’s Piers’ opening day is ticking —- only 30 29 28 26 days away! Here, in the Marketing Department, we are putting the finishing touches on dozens of projects to promote the BEST Seaside Amusement Park in the World.  With “it” just a swing away, we are…

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Why We Named It ‘it:’ A Sonn’it’

March 18, 2011 by Tim Samson

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Amusement ride naming requires thought: A rose called “it” would surely smell as fine and Curley fries would still taste as divine, so what to call this crazy ride we bought? With little room on the signage we got and zero options for a redesign, despite Jack’s tantrums and…

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Ghost Ship Update

March 16, 2011 by Tim Samson

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Hello all, and welcome aboard the first official post from the Ghost Ship. Ooooh… creepy, no? You can see my credentials on my bio page (I’ve written… a lot… for a long time), but it is an understatement to say I’m thrilled to be writing for the Morey’s Piers Beachfront Blog and a…

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“Pier” Leadership

March 10, 2011 by Tim Samson in Community

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We love our city and Morey’s Piers’ staff are not only willing to help out on the piers, but we love to serve our community as well. Today, Mike Wampler, Ken Clements, Anthony Canzano, Sarah Clements, Nancy Burrows and Kayla Long took some time out of their busy schedule preparing…

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Thank You for Your Votes!

March 9, 2011 by Tim Samson in Awards

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Whew! What an amazing race for the title of About.com’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best New Attraction of 2010. At one point, we were separated from the lead by as few as two votes! Many of us stayed up until midnight with bated breath last night, constantly refreshing the vote…

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#Winning Isn’t Everything

March 7, 2011 by Tim Samson in Awards

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I’m not originally from NJ, but I just passed my 8 year anniversary of moving to NJ. Over the last 8 years, I have come to appreciate what the Wildwoods mean to so many people, including now myself. The History of the Wildwoods is steeped in classic “dark” attractions like Dracula’s…

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A Family Affair

March 2, 2011 by Tim Samson

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Morey’s Piers has been a great place for me to work, so over the years I’ve encouraged my family members to be a part of the Morey’s team, too.  Way back when (in the 90s) when we first start hosting casino picnics I recruited my mom and aunt to help wristband and welcome guests.  …

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A Family Affair

March 2, 2011 by Tim Samson

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Morey’s Piers has been a great place for me to work, so over the years I’ve encouraged my family members to be a part of the Morey’s team, too.  Way back when (in the 90s) when we first start hosting casino picnics I recruited my mom and aunt to help wristband and welcome guests.  …

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A Family Affair

March 2, 2011 by Tim Samson

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Morey’s Piers has been a great place for me to work, so over the years I’ve encouraged my family members to be a part of the Morey’s team, too.  Way back when (in the 90s) when we first start hosting casino picnics I recruited my mom and aunt to help wristband and welcome guests.  …

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A Family Affair

March 2, 2011 by Tim Samson

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Morey’s Piers has been a great place for me to work, so over the years I’ve encouraged my family members to be a part of the Morey’s team, too.  Way back when (in the 90s) when we first start hosting casino picnics I recruited my mom and aunt to help wristband and welcome guests.  …

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A Family Affair

March 2, 2011 by Tim Samson

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Morey’s Piers has been a great place for me to work, so over the years I’ve encouraged my family members to be a part of the Morey’s team, too.  Way back when (in the 90s) when we first start hosting casino picnics I recruited my mom and aunt to help wristband and welcome guests.  …

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