Weekend Recap: Proposal, Bands & Dogs

Weekend Recap: Proposal, Bands & Dogs

What do dogs, bands and wedding proposals have in common? Not at thing, but they all were here this Labor Day Weekend.The weekend kicked off on Saturday with a flash mob wedding proposal on Mariner’s Landing Pier in front of the Giant Wheel…check out this video to see the…

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Plaster, People and Pools

Plaster, People and Pools

Ever wondered how you get a 350,000-gallon pool ready to open?  Well with 750 bags of plaster that’s how! The 1,000 ft. long Endless River at Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club is receiving a fresh new look for this season and I must admit it is a pretty cool sight to see.…

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World Waterpark Association Recognizes Morey’s Piers Associate with Leadership Award

World Waterpark Association Recognizes Morey’s Piers Associate with Leadership Award

Prestigious “Employee of the Season” award Presented to Kevin Ebner in Las Vegas

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Morey’s Piers 1st Annual WipeOut! Charity Race

Morey’s Piers 1st Annual WipeOut! Charity Race

On June 14th, we held a grand opening race on our brand new waterslide, WipeOut! at Ocean Oasis Beach Club and Waterpark. We reached out to our Facebook fans and Season Pass Members to help us celebrate this incredible new slide with an afternoon of fun, food and of course, one wet and…

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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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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…

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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…

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Jack’s Construction Blog: WipeOut Pile Driving

Jack stops by Ocean Oasis Waterpark + Beachclub to see the status of WipeOut. In Episode 3, Jack visits Billy Walters as he works with his team to drive the deep piles for the foundations that will support the WipeOut Racer Slide.http://youtu.be/0DXsDMiSS8E

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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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Video: Product Testing

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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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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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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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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…

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It’s Not the Latest Dance Craze

At least once a day I am asked the question, “Why are the lifeguards doing that thing with their heads?”  I have also heard this referred to as: head bobbing, head nodding, shaking their heads, acting like robots, and saying yes over and over again.  Trust me…

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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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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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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…

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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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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.…

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...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…

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