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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Building the Foundation of a Great Team

Our annual waterpark orientation proved to be a great success once again this season. The day started at 9 AM, greeting the newest faces as they made their way onto the pier. Some looked excited, others anxious, and a few nervous. But the nerves soon subsided as packed house of…

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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 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…

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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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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…

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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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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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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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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…

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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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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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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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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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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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“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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An Ivy League Bathroom

April 25, 2011 by George Rohman

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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…

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Experience Thrills as you Advance your Technical Skills

April 23, 2011 by Maggie Warner

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A nightly stroll along our piers can surely drive your senses into overload; the roar of the roller coaster as it loops, twists and twirls in the air, the brightness of lights shining and blinking at you from every which way, the song of the carousel as it goes around and round, and the…

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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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Coming Out of Hibernation

April 20, 2011 by George Rohman in News

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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…

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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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We All Value Excellence

We play hard but we work even harder and the Platinum Safety Award, recently presented to Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks, is a testament to that. In 2010, only the top 10% of the 400 eligible waterparks worldwide received this distinction. This prestigious safety award is…

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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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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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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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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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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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A Rollercoaster that Seats 170 People

March 11, 2011 by Kristel Fillmore

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Well, not quite, but on Saturday, March 5th, Morey’s Piers was in the Pittsburgh Area joining Kennywood Park, Idlewild Park, Waldameer Park and Conneaut Lake Park presenting a 2010 recap, winter projects, and a sneak peak into the 2011 season. Coasterbash XXII, hosted by the Western…

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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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California Coastin’ Part 2

Everybody loves Disney. With most of our visitors here in Wildwood also making the journey to Orlando, including myself many times over the past several years, I also find it just as exciting to visit Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim. I was lucky enough to spend 4…

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