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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3 in You Win!

I’ve never won anything, but sometimes I like to play the games anyway. Ring Toss, Blockbuster, Quarter Pitch… there are a lot of options to get your game on at Morey’s Piers. And the prizes for those that do win can be impressive! On Tuesday August 16th, Nick Arlotta…

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Hurricane Irene Employee Evacuation

September 7, 2011 by Kristel Fillmore in News

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Hmmm, where to start? I guess it began when we took out the Hurricane Readiness Plan and began to review it and put it into action. On Wednesday we began discussing possible evacuation, including transportation and shelter for our associates. We spoke with Cape May County OEM, Red Cross, and…

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Summer’s Not Over!

September 5, 2011 by Tim Samson in Events, Amusements

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What is all this talk about Labor Day being the end of summer? Who started THAT rumor? We’re certainly not finished with the season at Morey’s Piers. In case you haven’t heard, we’re throwing a Chili and Chowder Cook Off on October 9th! You won’t want to miss…

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A Different “Dip” at Raging Waters

All native Pittsburgh area folk like myself know that Heinz products may have 57 varieties. In the early 1890’s, they did carry over 57 different types of products. Today, the Pittsburgh-based food production company now makes over 5,700 products. Raging Waters is proud to serve…

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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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What Does Guest Services Do?

August 29, 2011 by Tim Samson

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Well hello ride enthusiasts and beach goers! I know it has been a  long time since I last posted and for that I do apologize. We have been very busy and working very hard in making sure all of our guests are enjoying their stay. Since I have last posted I have been asked a lot of questions…

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The Wildwood Pizza War Continues

Let me start this with this….TEAM Mack’s! I have let it go for far too long with all these people (George & Jack) writing blogs about Sam’s and no one giving any love to Mack’s. I am Mack’s Girl…no question about it. The thin crispy crust with just enough cheese and…

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A Different Guy

August 24, 2011 by Tim Samson in Amusements

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This is a guest post from John Stein. If you would like to be a guest blogger for the Beachfront Blog, please email us at social.media@moreyspiers.com. After 16 years of marriage, I like to think that my wife and I know each other very well. There are times that it is kinda creepy how she…

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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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What is Boat Tag?

...and why is it fun? Let me tell you where it is first. Boat Tag is at the front of adventure pier and is the home of many many bouncy yellow balls. It is also the home of 5 boats (yes the floating kind). Oh ya! I almost forgot! You can find me there too as the Boat Tag Assistant…

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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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Dear Zombie… (An Advice Column From the Ghost Ship)

Hello all, it is time once again for the Ghost Ship blog. This time I thought I’d share with you some letters we recently received from some satisfied guests soliciting advice on future visits to the Ghost Ship. Think of this as a sort-of Ghost Ship Dear Abbey. Dear Morey’s…

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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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Surf Fest from the Beach

Don’t surf? And don’t think you want to learn? That’s ok! I spent the whole day on the beach during this year’s surf fest and the atmosphere and the company was awesome! Of course I love being in the water to but I got to spend the whole day hanging out with the Woody’s Girls from…

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Anatomy of Morey’s Piers Employees

  Girl Stats                                                                 Boy Stats Name: Alli      …

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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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And The Winner Is…

July 18, 2011 by Kristel Fillmore in News

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And The Winner Is… Airborne Systems, from Pennsauken, New Jersey, just won FREE catered picnic compliments of our corporate sales team and their 2nd Annual Picnic Giveaway!  Over 700 companies registered to win the complete picnic package featuring a private catered affair in…

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28 Miles to Wildwood

Visiting other amusement parks is one part of this job that never gets old. Taking advantage of some free time in the spring, squeezing a few days off during a busy summer and some more free time in the winter can lead to some incredible visits at other places in the country. This past…

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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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Whet Your Appetite at Raging Waters

What’s new at Wreckers Beach Grill? Located oceanfront inside Raging Waters waterpark, Wreckers is serving up some new dishes for the 2011 summer season. New items include a Mediterranean Salad with goat cheese, mixed greens, romaine hearts, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, sliced red…

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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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Souper Sunday Chili/Chowder Cook Off

Are you someone who likes to cook? Are you a chef? Well get ready to get your cook on at our first annual Souper Sunday Chili & Chowder Cook Off scheduled for Closing Day on October 9, 2011. I’ve been doing a lot of research on this and our friends over at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk…

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Where do Amusement Park Managers go on Vacation?

June 29, 2011 by George Rohman

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...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…

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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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You know you work at Morey’s Piers when…

June 24, 2011 by Kristel Fillmore

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You have a key ring that’s big enough to be the janitor’s. Khakis and polos are the only attire you own. You have permanent sunglass tan in the summer as well as a complete farmer’s tan. You speak in radio language even when you are not on the radio…10-4? The beach is…

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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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Belize Mission Trip and A Closer Walk

  Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Belize on a mission trip with my family.  In case you’re wondering, Belize is located in Central America, just north of Guatemala.  Bordering the beautiful Caribbean Sea, Belize is known as a diving and snorkeling hot spot. Our journey…

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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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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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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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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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Thank you for your patience and understanding

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Thank you for your patience and understanding during this most difficult time. Since the founding of Morey’s Piers in 1969 we have had the privilege of entertaining over 100 million guests and have never before experienced a guest tragedy of this nature.…

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Dear Friends and Colleagues

Dear Friends and Colleagues, In light of the recent tragedy on the ferris wheel the Beachfront Blog is temporarily offline. Please join our entire staff at Morey’s Piers in keeping the family of the young girl in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your continued support. Jack…

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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 “Fine Art” of Amusement

I have often wondered, or challenged would be more accurate, the generally accepted definition of fine art.  It can be quite a testy little conversation based on who you have it with.  Below is the official dictionary definition followed by some comments on Wikipedia. Definition noun…

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The Bielings Art Gallery

May 30, 2011 by Tim Samson in History

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