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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, when velociraptors  roamed the Earth, Morey’s Piers developed its first mascot.

Percy the Pelican was introduced around 1976. He had his own fountain at the front of Mariner’s Landing as well as a hot air balloon to advertise the BIG 2, which were what Morey’s Pier at 26th street and Mariner’s Landing were referred to for a while.

He was apparently a friendly pirate pelican. Big thanks to Anthony Canzano, our Audio Video & Telecom Technician, Dark Ride Specialist and resident Boardwalk Historian for the amazing photos.

 

Poor Percy met his end in the office fire of 1981. Morey’s didn’t reintroduce a new mascot until the early 90’s.

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The Mascots of Morey’s: A History Part II says:

May 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm

[...] Mascots of Morey’s: A History Part II May 6, 2011 By Alison Leave a Comment     After Percy the Pelican‘s tragic demise and the Morey’s dissolution of their Raging Waters partnerships in Salt [...]

The Mascots of Morey’s: A History Part III says:

May 13, 2011 at 9:32 am

[...] Mascots of Morey’s: A History Part III May 13, 2011 By Alison Leave a Comment     Long after Percy the Pelican and shortly after Safe Sam, came this cheerful duo. They went together like water and… [...]

The Mascots of Morey’s: A History Part IV says:

May 20, 2011 at 9:32 am

[...] Mascots of Morey’s: A History Part IV May 20, 2011 By Alison Leave a Comment     Through Percy and Sam to Hydro and Bubbles, we finally arrived at our goofy and fun-loving mascots, Curley Fry [...]

Where It All Began says:

November 18, 2011 at 10:33 am

[...] treasure chest buried on the beach containing a voucher for a thousand dollars. I remember playing Percy the Pelican and standing with Will Morey Sr., his Wife Jackie and her brother Barry Gehring as they gave the [...]

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