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 River Adventure Cardboard Boat Regatta

Morey’s Piers River Adventure Cardboard Boat Regatta

Immediately after the excitement of the WipeOut! Race, we took the festivities down to Raging Waters for the grand opening of River Adventure. Creative contestants built cardboard boats to race (and in some cases, SINK!) in the new river. Check out our video and photo gallery!  …

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Build a Boat for a Family 4 Pack!

Build a Boat for a Family 4 Pack!

  To showcase our NEW River Adventure at Raging Waters we are hosting a little adventure of our own! On Thursday, June 14th join us for the Cardboard Boat River Regatta! We’re challenging up to 20 fans to build their own cardboard boat and put it to the ultimate test 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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Jack’s Construction Blog: Wiki Kiniki Waterworks

Take a ride with Jack Morey and see what we’re working on here at Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks. In Episode 2, Jack visits Pete Bieling and Son as they work on the Wiki Kiniki Waterworks at River Adventure.

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Jack’s Construction Blog: Concrete Carving

Take a ride with Jack Morey and see what we’re working on here at Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks in the first episode of Jack’s Construction Blog.

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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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Finally… Let the Rockwork Begin!

After many months of research, planning, and preparation we have finally started to construct the walls and rockwork for the new River Adventure. The research started with a visit to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon (still one of my favorite waterparks in the world) and literally walking the…

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From Jingle Bells to Buzz Saws

Just a few weeks ago, the air was filled with Christmas tunes and the warm scent of gingerbread. Alas, holidays have waned and workdays returned with the sounds of buzz saws and the scent of progress (or dust, but aren’t they the same thing really?). At Raging Waters, crews are…

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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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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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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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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…

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How’s This for a DESIGN BUILD Project??

To the shrieking of my brother’s and our CFO’s voice, I just gotta tell you how much I love a design build project. Pictured here is Pete Bieling, part of the infamous father and son team that successfully helped us to re-position the old Raging Waters at Surfside Pier into…

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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…

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Sparks Are Flying!

Something is definitely happening at Raging Waters… Jack and I took a walk back the other day and the sounds of saws and hammers greeted us. Between all the noise and sparks flying everywhere, it was hard to hear him explain what’s going on… but he was very animated…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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