Up in the Air…..

March 16, 2012 by George Rohman in Amusements

1 Comment

Every now and again we try to snap some aerial photos for our files and today I was lucky enough to play co-pilot.  Well, not really, but someone had to fly the plane (not me) and someone had to snap photos (me). It was a gorgeous 70F March afternoon….great “flying weather,”…

Read More

Wipeout Construction Update- This Ain’t No Kiddie Slide!

One of the cool things about waterslide construction is that the assembly process goes by relatively quickly. Don’t get me wrong, a lot goes into the construction process and we have a talented and skilled team assembling Wipeout. But just about every day you can see some real…

Read More

Some Presents Are Too Big To Fit Under The Christmas Tree!

With summer approaching, Christmas is a distant past. However it sure felt like Christmas today at Ocean Oasis when we were treated with a “little” delivery! It doesn’t take a lot to get a waterpark manager excited this time of year which is why it was a wonderful sight…

Read More

Video: Product Testing

The Plot Thickens at Raging Waters…

Jack Morey has been back at Raging Waters just about every day during the past few weeks directing the “mystery” project that is taking place.  This is killing me!  What is going on? So I decided to investigate a little and take a walk up to Jack’s…

Read More

Raging Waters Update…Interesting Developments!

I took a walk through Raging Waters Waterpark today while Jack Morey was on his lunch break and there is definitely something going on.  From what it looks like, there is major demolition work taking place in and around the Lazy River.  Some areas look like a wrecking ball hit…

Read More

What is Going on at Raging Waters???

Raging Waters closed for the season this past Sunday, so I was looking forward to a nice quiet week at work. But when I arrived at Raging Waters this morning, there was a full construction crew already hard at work throughout the waterpark. I also…

Read More

In the Books…

Ocean Oasis Waterpark + Beach Club closed for the season this past Monday.  As the manager of that facility, the days following a “closing-day” are always met with mixed emotions.  On one hand, walking into an empty waterpark today provided an…

Read More

Hurricane Irene: Putting the Waterparks Back Together Again!

Normally it takes about two weeks to put away all waterpark deck items such as lounge chairs, trash cans, umbrellas and signs…basically anything that is “on deck” during operation. On Friday August 26, both waterparks were prepped for Hurricane Irene in less than three…

Read More

Staff Meetings

      Communication is pretty darn important when working with over 300 waterpark staff  across two Beachfront Waterparks.  So each morning before we open, and each evening after we close, we conduct brief staff meetings. Most meetings are…

Read More

Where do Amusement Park Managers go on Vacation?

June 29, 2011 by George Rohman

1 Comment

...To another amusement park of course! You might think I am a little nuts, but I love visiting other parks and attractions, even on vacation.  And down in Central Florida, there is a little theme park resort that you may have heard of called Walt Disney World…the happiest place on…

Read More

We Made It !!!

Having to open not one, but two beachfront waterparks presents a unique challenge for Team W.A.V.E.  Just about any other amusement facility in the world has to only get one waterpark open each season.  At Morey’s Piers, we have two! As you would imagine, opening Raging…

Read More

The Rocket Rafts are Rockin’....

Another great day at Raging Waters….the first slides are running!!!  These are the Rocket Rafts and they fired up without skipping a beat.  Opening weekend for Raging Waters is a week away and everything is starting to fall into place.  All of the hard work is paying…

Read More

Picasso’s Worst Nightmare…

With a few days of decent weather finally upon us, pool painting at Raging Waters is well underway.  And the best part of painting a pool, or a lazy river, is that you really need to go out of your way to mess it up.  This is “down and dirty” mass painting with…

Read More

One Down…

Our waterpark maintenance crew takes their jobs pretty seriously.  And today was a great day for Raging Waters as our crew was able to celebrate a small milestone in our pre-season opening process.  Our first pool at Raging Waters is now filled, filtered and…

Read More

An Ivy League Bathroom

April 25, 2011 by George Rohman

1 Comment

It has been a long winter here at Morey’s Piers, and for folks like myself who have been cooped up for the past six months planning for 2011, it doesn’t take a lot to get us excited. Back in the Fall, the company came to the conclusion that we have outgrown our two current…

Read More

Coming Out of Hibernation

April 20, 2011 by George Rohman in News

1 Comment

Today is a beautiful day. 75F and not a cloud in the sky. And of course like a bear coming out of hibernation, the Wildwoods Boardwalk is coming alive again. I had to walk down to Ocean Oasis to check on something and it always amazes me how during the first few beautiful spring days we…

Read More

Wiping off the Dust…

Today is a momentus day for our two beachfront waterparks, at least for 2011. This morning, at 7:00am sharp, our all-star waterpark maintenance team reported to Raging Waters to begin the eight week process of getting the waterparks ready for the 2011…

Read More

Two Pep and a Birch…..

The Wildwood Boardwalk is nostalgic for so many reasons.  For me, one of these reasons is the food.  And while my figure may not agree, I love Boardwalk food.  And if you want the best, there is a little pizza joint located right on 26th Street that hits the spot every time I eat…

Read More

Smiles….for only $25 million

This February is a special time for me as it marks my 14th anniversary working at Morey’s Piers.  14 years….and what A Wild Ride it has been…. My journey started all the way back in the fall of 1996.  I was fresh out of college, the job market…

Read More

Proud to be an American

February 14, 2011 by George Rohman

3 Comments

You know….we live in some tough times.  The economy feels like it is in the crapper, and it seems that when ever you turn on the news, all you hear is negative. Times are tough and sometimes it is hard to see some positive. So I am sitting on US Airways flight 727 waiting to…

Read More

Heading Off to Camp…

One of the cool things about working in park operations is that you get to travel a little during the off-season.  A couple of conferences here and training symposiums there and you get the opportunity to “hit the road” a few times each winter. It’s a nice privilege.…

Read More

...And You Thought Cleaning and Painting Your Pool at Home Was Hard!

Over the past few weeks, the waterpark maintenance team has been hard at work getting both waterparks ready for opening day! One of the large jobs done every spring is the cleaning and painting of all of the Splash Pools and Lazy Rivers. Overall, it takes about three months to prepare each…

Read More