Ghost Ship Update

March 16, 2011 by Tim Samson

7 Comments

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 new audience. (My old one tuned me out YEARS ago…)

As longtime writer, starting with my own original comic book and horror stories in my pre-and-post-adolescence and continuing into what I now call my semi-adulthood (can anyone who manages a haunted attraction for a living really be considered an “adult?” But I digress…), it’s nice to reach out to new sets of eyes.

But, to the point.

What’s going on with Ghost Ship 2011 you might ask? Well, while I don’t want to give a way TOO much, I can tell you that there are plenty of changes afoot. Ace carpenter Mike Monaghan and the Ghost Ship 2011 Renovation Crew (which includes the paint-stained author of this piece) is hard at work installing some fun new surprises and painting, painting, and more painting (I’m the team painter, as it requires the least complicated manual skill set).


It is our goal to more fully immerse you, our valued guests, into the Ghost Ship experience. How are we doing this you might ask rhetorically? Well, you’ll just have to come back and see for yourselves. I literally cannot find the words (seriously, my vocabulary is extremely limited) to explain it.
While last season was, by all accounts, a creative success, with the Morey’s, good enough is never good enough. So, onward ho!


In addition to a whole new costume and make-up scheme, there will also be a number of physical changes to the maze route itself. But again, I don’t want to give away too much, you’ll just have to come see.


That’s all I can muster for now (we really need to vent these paint fumes…). Til next time, this has been Terry O’Brien. Tune in next week; same Ghost-time, same Ghost-channel.

Comments

Spring is in the Air says:

April 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm

[...] may know we promised that if we won the Readers Choice Award for Best New Attraction in 2010 that we would develop some major changes inside to make the attraction scarier.  I think our spook team (Dino, Terry, Geoff) is really setting the bar high and I can’t [...]

lavoro says:

April 1, 2011 at 1:50 pm

well the moreys made history last year.this year will be better then that we are going to be the best hunted attraction in the country GUARANTEED and yes my name is fake to protect my identity. you who know do know just who i am ha hahahaha. cant wait to see you abroad the ship. keeping poncho safe

SPARKY says:

March 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I WAS VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE OPENING OF THE GHOST SHIP.  HONESTLY, DID I EXPECT MORE?  YES.  I TOTALLY MISSED THE FEAR FACTOR.  THE SHIP DOES HAVE POTENTIAL.  NEW MAZE DESIGN MAY BE GOOD.  OLD DESIGN WAS TOO BRIGHT AND STRAIGHTFORWARD.  PEOPLE LIKE TOTAL DARKNESS AND FEELING THEIR WAY THROUGH CORRIDORS.  I ASKED WHY THE HALLWAYS WERE DO WIDE.  THE ANSWER WAS BECAUSE IT IS WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE.  HAUNTED HOUSES ARE NOT FOR PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS.  THAT IN ITSELF TAKES AWAY THE FEAR FACTOR.  THERE WERE NOT MANY LIVE ACTORS.  THE ELECTRONIC SCARE FACTORS DON’T REALLY DO MUCH FOR ME.  I AM ANXOUS TO SEE THE CHANGES AHEAD.  DON’T GET ME WRONG I ENJOY THE GHOST SHIP.  I JUST THINK IT NEEDS IMPROVEMENTS….AND IT LOOKS LIKE ITS HAPPENING.

Spring is in the Air says:

March 25, 2011 at 10:26 am

[...] may know we promised that if we won the Readers Choice Award for Best New Attraction in 2010 that we would develop some major changes inside to make the attraction scarier.  I think our spook team (Dino, Terry, Geoff) is really setting the bar high and I can’t wait to [...]

Alison says:

March 24, 2011 at 10:15 am

Kelly, Ghost Ship entry was included with wristbands last year. It also sold its own tickets and used the Mor-EZ card program. You should have been able to go through.

Kelly says:

March 22, 2011 at 8:27 pm

I didn’t go in it last summer, because we bought bracelettes for the rides and didn’t realize you needed tickets for that ride (and a LOT of them if my whole family wanted to go in) so even though it was exciting to hear about/see a new ride in WWNJ I didn’t experience it yet. So maybe this year I’ll get the chance to see the new version of it! So now I’ll get to check out (2) new rides this^ and hopefully “IT” will be ready!

Sea Serpent fan says:

March 17, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I love the Ghost Ship. I can’t wait to see how it’s changed!

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