Local Artist Brings a Unique Piece of Wildwood Art to Grand Rapids, MI

Local Artist Brings a Unique Piece of Wildwood Art to Grand Rapids, MI

Morey’s Piers artBOX resident artist, David Macomber, has been selected to show his 8-foot high wave sculpture, inspired after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The three-dimensional, wooden wave sculpture, named ITSWELL, has been on display…

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Our Dollar Dogs are a Home Run!

Our Dollar Dogs are a Home Run!

Batter Up! We are hitting it home with our dollar dogs this year. The stand on Mariner's Landing is new and improved and the perfect stop for the 4th of July. Phillies phans will be happy to see their favorite baseball team's logo and to get a little taste of the game. It's a…

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REused - REcycled - REpurposed

REused - REcycled - REpurposed

Adventure Pier has become the place where used rides and attractions go to relive their past and be reincarnated into fabulous works of art. In his latest project, Jack Morey is combining functionality and art, transforming the old Sky Ride seats into one of a kind benches for guests to…

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The Pier that ROCKS!

The Pier that ROCKS!

Wait until you visit Adventure Pier this summer! So many new things are happening that you might not catch them all if I don’t start telling you about them… First off, the artBOX is expanding and we have nicknamed it artBOX 2.0! David, Pete and Pete will still be there…

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Then and Now: The Giant Wheel

Then and Now: The Giant Wheel

This winter we are going to give you a little bit of way back when and a little bit of today with the blog series “Then and Now” to not only show you the changes through the years but possibly what’s in store for 2014. Stay tuned on Tuesdays this winter to learn a little…

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Why I love my J-O-B Torsten Denke

Why I love my J-O-B Torsten Denke

By: Torsten Denke - Morey's Surfside Pier Maintenance Department The RIDES! I had to think of the #1 reason why I love my job at Morey’s Piers.  After thinking and thinking, it finally dawned on me!  As Lead Technician at Surfside Pier the answer was easy...The…

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Pier-Shaking Shows at [artBOX]

Pier-Shaking Shows at [artBOX]

Just when you thought Morey’s Piers couldn’t think outside the [artBOX] any further, we decided to crank up our creativity…literally. For the first time EVER, Morey’s Piers and School of Rock will be hosting a Battle of the Bands competition to see who will be…

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Skate X Recreate - Skateboarding combined with Art.

Skate X Recreate - Skateboarding combined with Art.

One of the really great parts of my job is that I often get the opportunity to meet some very cool people with amazing talents and creative ideas. Last night I met Lou Fermonte, skateboarder/artist who combines his passion of skateboarding with his passion for art by creating unique, hand…

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A Little Dirt Never Hurt Anyone

A Little Dirt Never Hurt Anyone

From the looks of it The Zoom Phloom Cannery and Mining Co. was a huge hit on Surfside Pier this past weekend. Definitely something you should check out the next time you're strolling around Morey's Surfside Pier.  It's a fun and interactive hands-on learning activity for…

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Global Evolution

Global Evolution

Every year we strive to improve the piers and waterparks, whether we're bringing something new and exciting to the parks or refurbishing an old favorite. One of the most notable changes might be our iconic globe at the front of Mariner's Landing. It's received several facelifts…

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Zoom Phloom Video Blog: “SEA it for yourself!”

Zoom Phloom Video Blog: “SEA it for yourself!”

The one great thing about my job is getting a sneak peek into the exciting projects that are taking place at Morey’s Piers this time of year.   We’re always hard at work planning, designing and constructing unique projects so that we keep you entertained and coming…

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Video Blog: Our “Sea of Life” is Taking Shape!

Video Blog: Our “Sea of Life” is Taking Shape!

Our “Sea of Life” is really starting to take shape. The new artwork on the Zoom Phlloom will feature hand carved seals, sharks, an octopus and more! Joe Pez of Concrete Links, the same artist who hand-carved the rocks, logs and waterfalls of River Adventure last spring with a steak knife, will perform the sea life carvings for this project.

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It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas…

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas…

Although with this weather who would know!? So the weather has been uber nice, which has helped us do quite a bit in our efforts to get ready for 2013. Pirates of the Wildwoods is getting a new floor. Boat Tag is getting an overhaul, so much so that it sits in nice little rows of parts…

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Art In The Park: Send In The Seals!

Art In The Park: Send In The Seals!

With the beautiful rockwork of River Adventure at Raging Waters fresh in our minds, Jack Morey thought the Zoom Phloom on Surfside Pier could use some sprucing up. The rock work, waterfalls and loading station are all in the midst of a major redesign that will freshen up one of the longest,…

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Habitat for Insanity!

Habitat for Insanity!

As Summer 2012 winds down, we're gearing up for our 2nd year of Morey's FEARS- Terror on the Boardwalk. We've spun massive spiderwebs over Mariner's Landing, we're raising the dead and training them to perform and CornStalkers has begun to emerge from the Wildwood…

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Joe’s Fish Co. Opentable for Two!

Joe’s Fish Co. Opentable for Two!

We know you're trying to pack as much fun into your Wildwoods vacation as possible. Now you can grab a bite to eat without missing a beat! We're proud to announce that Joe's Fish Co. now takes reservations through Opentable. You can make a reservation (and earn Opentable…

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Breakfast in the Sky

Breakfast in the Sky

08:00 a.m. Andre wake up! We have Breakfast in the Sky today! The text I got from Maggie this morning as I was finishing my final machine at the gym.  08:02 a.m. I’m awake, do you think I could forget about that?! my response to her. We got to the Ferris wheel at about…

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Morey’s Piers Container Art Project

Morey’s Piers Container Art Project

Morey’s Piers gave Adventure Pier a new look with shipping containers creating a distinctive and vivid edge to the pier and opening up new signage and art opportunities. Local artist David Macomber of Shark Sugar NJ was commissioned to give Adventure Pier’s shipping containers a…

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Curley’s Fry Eating Contest Returns!

Curley’s Fry Eating Contest Returns!

It's that time again! Ladies and Gentlemen, are you hungry? Our annual Curley's Fry Eating Contest is returning to Joe's Fish Co. on July 4th at noon. At last year's event, the fries flew as contestants consumed over 150  pounds of Curley's Fries before Dave…

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Don’t Miss Out!

Don’t Miss Out!

Thank you to everyone who came out over the weekend to celebrate with us! We hope you had a wonderful Easter and took advantage of the gorgeous weekend weather! If you couldn’t make it to the pier, don’t worry! There is still time to take advantage of our Spring Sale. Take…

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Celebrate Easter With Us!

Celebrate Easter With Us!

The Easter Bunny called! He said he’ll be hopping by Mariner’s Landing this Sunday to enjoy the day with his favorite people. Come get your photo taken with him, enjoy all the rides, strolling entertainment, face painting and more! Kids under 12 can pick an Easter egg for a…

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Tips for Getting Hired by Morey’s Piers

Tips for Getting Hired by Morey’s Piers

We have been collecting applications for several weeks now and we are about the begin setting up interviews. During my professional career, I have interviewed literally tens of thousands of applicants and have a few tips for  those of you looking for employment with Morey’s…

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We Love to Hear From You!

At the end of Last summer TripAdvisor rated Ocean Oasis and Raging Waters among the Top 5 Waterparks in the country, and this is all thanks to all of you who have reviewed the waterparks on the site. I don’t think it’s a secret, we love to hear from you guys! When you let us know…

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Greetings from the Ghost Ship

Greetings all, I hope this nifty little missive finds you well. It’s great to be back up on the pier, getting my hands dirty back in Ghost Ship (theoretically dirty… I have delicate skin so I often wear gloves. Suede when possible) as we prepare for a banner 2012 season.…

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1st Day on the New Job…

On Monday, March 12th I officially became Morey’s Piers Digital Marketing/ PR Manager.  So how did Tim and Jack break me in?  Well throwing me in front of a television camera for NBC 40 of course.  On day 2, a business trip to Philadelphia to meet with CBS 3 and on days 3 and 4 off to…

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Ride the Tides- Soon…

So many decisions to be made with a new ride… o   Ride colors chosen…CHECK! o   Light patterns selected…CHECK! o   Paint colors updated …CHECK! o   Fonts picked out…CHECK!…

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Up in the Air…..

March 16, 2012 by George Rohman in Amusements

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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,”…

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Morey’s Piers on Instagram

See Morey’s Piers from an entirely new angle. Follow us on Instagram for beautiful, vibrant photos from all over our parks. If you take an Instagram shot here this summer, be sure to tweet it and tag it with #moreyspiers so we can find it and add your photos to our Facebook gallery!…

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Vote for Morey’s FEARS- Terror on the Boardwalk

Thank you for your nominations. You’ve earned us a spot as a finalist in About.com’s Readers’ Choice Awards for BEST Theme Park Halloween Event of 2011! We’re flattered. Honored! You like us! You really like us! And because you really like us, we hope…

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Decisions, Decisions…

It’s not enough to decide we want a new ride. We have to decide where it will fit in our limited space. We have to figure out how many tickets are required to ride. Right now, we need to decide what colors the RipTide would like to be. Picking out colors with Jack Morey looks a…

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Viva Las Vegas!

February 1, 2012 by Tim Samson in Amusements

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Viva Las Vegas, the overused term. Since the company shuts down for two weeks over Christmas, Sean and I decided to head to Vegas for a weekend before all of the holiday chaos ensued. I hadn’t been there in about 3 years, last time for a convention, so I was looking forward to seeking all…

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Love is in the Air… Literally!

Declare your love over a gourmet breakfast with fine china, white linens and a stunning panoramic view of the Wildwoods. Give your special someone a date they’ll never forget with Breakfast in the Sky! Enjoy Cuban spiced steak and eggs, shrimp and lobster omelettes, fluffy Belgian…

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Roos on the Beach

Our newest family ride arrived this week. Kang’A‘Bounce seats up to 16 guests in kangaroo themed vehicles ands sends them hopping around and around and around again! The shiny new kangaroos appeared on the beach near Surfside Pier on Wednesday morning.  …

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The Art of FUN!

It’s hard to imagine what Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis will look like for the 2012 season with dust and bulldozers everywhere. To help inspire our engineers and architects, Jack commissioned Neal McPheeters, an accomplished local painter, to create high quality painted renderings of…

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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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Let Them Eat Cake!

January 6, 2012 by Tim Samson in Events, Amusements

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Do you know what goes great with meetings? Cake! Yes. Cake. At 9:30 in the morning. Don’t judge me! As a Content Manager, I feel that it is part of my job description to manage the contents of my coworkers’ stomachs. This morning, that meant a cake tasting! We have some great…

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Still Shopping?

If you’re like me, you do your Christmas shopping in waves: Wave 1- Before Christmas for the people you’re actually going to see on the days surrounding December 25th. Wave 2- As needed after the holiday, but before New Years for the sprinkling of gatherings that may occur.…

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The Best of Where’s Curley?

December 12, 2011 by Tim Samson in Amusements

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We started Where’s Curley on our Facebook page in April and every Tuesday since, we’ve posted a photo of Curley hanging out in a mystery spot around the parks. Here are some of our favorites! Can you guess where Curley is hanging out in these photos?

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Whoa! One Holiday at a Time…

December 9, 2011 by Tim Samson in Events, Amusements

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SO I’m having a problem in the office. It’s December and out of the blue, meetings are popping up in my calendar for Halloween. Are these people that I call coworkers nuts?! I’m listening to Christmas music and they want to talk about Halloween? Well it may seem like it’s year…

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Work and Play

December 7, 2011 by Tim Samson in Amusements

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Every year a team of us venture from Wildwood to Orlando, FL, a motherland of sorts for us amusement folk. Even though the true amusement park started along the coastlines in places like Wildwood, California and the Great Lakes, Orlando offers one of the most dense collections of theme parks,…

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Christmas, Chocolate & Amusements- A Sweet Mix

December 5, 2011 by Tim Samson in Amusements

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On Saturday, I took a little trip out to Hersheypark to meet up with my college roommates. One lives just over the Cape May-Lewes Ferry in Rehobeth and the other lives in Pittsburgh. How lucky are we that meeting in the middle just so happens to put us in “The Sweetest Place on…

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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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Free Shipping on All Holiday Sale Purchases TODAY Only!

It’s a poorly kept secret that the Holiday Sale is the best time to get your Season Passes, waterpark tickets, MOR-EZ cards and more. Today, we’re helping our guests save even MORE on summer memories that will last a lifetime! Buy your tickets today and enjoy FREE shipping!…

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Black Friday Blues?

The crowds! The noise! All those heavy shopping bags to lug around! Who needs it? Our annual Holiday Sale begins on Monday with fantastic savings, FREE shipping (on purchases made Monday only) and you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your jammies! Save up to 45% on Season…

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Where It All Began

  Hello my name is Tony Deutsch from Watchthetramcarplease.com and it is my pleasure to be a guest blogger on the Beachfront Blog. I see that my good friend Jack Morey is a blogger now, so this blog is for you, Jack.   Today let me take you on a magic journey back…

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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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Above and Beyond!

For some people, going above and beyond at work means picking up an extra project or taking the lead on a presentation. For us, it means sampling funnel cake to make sure it’s perfect, sacrificing our skin to give our guests the scariest experience possible or, in Monday’s case,…

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Measure Summer Fun… in Arcade Points!

November 7, 2011 by Tim Samson in Amusements

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People say I was born with sand in my shoes. I’d have to agree with that.  But I’d go a step further and say that I was also born with quarters in my pockets!  During the summer of 2011, I, with the help of my girlfriend Chris, compiled a total of over 600,000 points at Mariner’s…

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A Certifiable Success… Or Just Plain Certifiable

November 4, 2011 by Tim Samson in Events, Amusements

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Greetings all and MERRY CHRISTMAS! I know, I know… it’s not ACTUALLY Christmas yet (even though some local radio stations started playing holiday music sometime around 4th of July), but to a guy like me, who runs a haunted house for a living and just took part in Morey’s Piers first…

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