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 the boards here is a run down on what we are planning for 2012 and why.
The endless river is being super significantly renovated to become an adventure that will enhance much of the entire park. Here is an artist rendering that gives you a peek into what’s in store as well as a picture of what a wreck the river looks like under construction.
A brand new 6 lane Proslide racer is being installed on the south side of the park (near the Shot Gun slides). Sorry, no artist rendering for this one yet, but here’s a picture of the demolition so far.
The Nor’easter has just been re-shaped in order to smooth the ride. If you have not ridden the coaster in a while, please try it next summer. I think you will really enjoy its new smoothness.
Mariner’s Landing Pier
After many years of service (starting at Surfside Pier) the Sea Dragon is being replaced with ????????, another Sea Dragon. We may change the name, but this attraction is just such a classic that we decided to replace it with a brand new model. Check out the photo of the sign. No, we are not saving it to reinstall it on the new Sea Dragon, but rather to use it for Halloween in 2012.
The pier that hasn’t quite decided what it wants to be when it grows up is also undergoing changes. To be completely honest, these changes are more about preparing for the new wooden coaster that connects Surfside Pier and the old Hunts Pier as shown in this rendering. To accommodate the coaster, much of Hunt’s Pier has to be torn down and the Sky Scraper attraction needs to be relocated. Hence, it is moving to Adventure Pier to join the other high thrill extreme attractions that exist there. This photo shows the Sky Scraper sitting on the beach awaiting transport to Adventure Pier.
Ok, now the hard part. In order to make room for the Sky Scraper (which we also think is a classic) we have decided to permanently remove the Jersey Junkyard and the Mummy from Adventure Pier. I know this is hard for some of you to appreciate, but we just did not think these attractions were the quality that most people expected of Morey’s Piers. Fear not, as this will also give us the ability to focus more dollars and effort on the other dark attractions on Surfside and Mariner’s in addition of course to preparing for the new woody… which I can’t seem to get a straight answer from my brother on with respect to when it will be released for construction.
Lastly, this is a picture of my dog Rory. We walk the beach to work every morning which helps to remind me just why I love to live in the Wildwoods so much.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!