Brothers Bill and Will Morey were both successful entrepreneurs in the Wildwoods, NJ. Bill operated concessions along the boardwalk, while Will was a successful contractor and developer, building the "Doo Wop"-style motels that now characterize the town.
The brothers spotted a giant 12-lane fiberglass slide operating near a shopping center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the fall of 1968 and knew that such an attraction would be a success. They purchased a similar ride, called it "The Wipe Out" and officially entered a life long passion in the amusement business.
New Pier Attractions - Zipper and mini golf
New Pier Attractions - King Kong airplane ride added
New Pier Attractions- Haunted House
Curley Fries stands were introduced. Land Acquisition - Land between 25th and 26th streets in fierce bidding war.New Pier Attractions - Poseidon Adventure, several kiddy rides
New Pier Attractions - Planet of the Apes ride (later known as Star Wars) and Jumbo Jet roller coaster
Land Acquisition - Marine Pier
New Pier Attractions - Enterprise, Wave Swinger, Pirate Ship
New Waterparks Attractions - Waterslide complexes built at both Mariner's and Surfside Piers
New Pier Attractions - Dante's Inferno dark ride. Unfortunately, King Kong, one of the pier's most distinctive landmarks, collapsed.
Major fire at Mariners Landing and Starlight Ballroom.
New Pier Attractions - Ripley's Believe it or Not, Mariner's Arcade
New Pier Attractions - The Flitzer roller coaster
New Pier Attractions - Sea Serpent roller coaster
New Pier Attractions - The Giant Wheel, Zoom Phloom, Schlittenfahrt, Katapult, Fun HouseNew Waterpark Attractions - Waterslide complex becomes full fledged waterpark called Raging Waters
Land Acquisitions - Fun PierNew Pier Attractions - Circus on Fun Pier
New Pier Attractions - The Condor rideNew Waterpark Attractions - Acapulco Cliff Dive
New Pier Attractions - Go cart tracks, Bungee jumping, Rock climbing, Helicopter rides
New Waterpark Attractions - Hydroworks and Shipwreck Shoals kids play areas at both waterparks
New Pier Attractions - The Great Nor'easter rollercoaster
New Pier Attractions - The Great White roller coaster, Skyride, Carousel, Jersey Junkyard
The Morey family businesses amusement businesses were combined under one holding company known as The Morey Organization, trading as Moreys Piers.New Pier Attractions - Sky Ship and the Sky Cycle.
Will Morey, Sr. and his wife, Jackye, both pass away within six months of each other.Land Acquisition - Morey's negotiated to purchase the old Hunt’s Pier for future expansion and build state-of-the-art maintenance facility.New Pier Attractions - Doo Wopper, a Wild Mouse type rollercoaster added
New Pier Attractions - Rollie's Coaster, The Storm, Shark Bite, Jumbo's Seafood restaurant
New Pier Attractions - RC 48 rollercoaster, Moby Dick, Maelstrom ride
New Pier Attractions - Rock'n Roll rideNew Waterpark Attractions - Camp Kid-Tastrophe built at Raging Waters
Will Morey, Sr. inducted into the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Hall of Fame, the highest honor bestowed upon individuals in the industry.New Pier Attractions - Fireball Express, Kite FlyerNew Waterpark Attractions - Bonsai Beach kids area
New Pier Attraction - Rendezvous Beach Picnic Pavillion
New Pier Attractions - Rockin Tug, Dante's Inferno renovated, Dark River was transformed into the Pirates of the Wildwoods. Two new retail shops opened on Mariner's Landing Pier (Doo Wop Boardwalk Museum Shop and Create-A-Bear Factory),Two new mascots (Sunny and Curley) were introduced
New Pier Attractions - Atmosphere Drop TowerNew Waterpark Attractions - Waterpark on Surfside Pier completely overhauled and re-themed into Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club
New Pier Attractions - All X-treme rides (Skycoaster, Skyscraper, Spring Shot, Screamin Swing) brought under the umbrellas of Moreys Piers
Fire strikes Mariners Landing againNew Pier Attractions - Cygnus X-1, Magic Bikes, New trains for Great Nor'easter
40th Anniversary Book Launch
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New Pier Attractions - The Ghost Ship haunted attraction, Joe's Fish Co. restaurant, Adventure Maze, Captain Jack's restaurant, Breakfast in the Sky (on the Ferris wheel)New Waterpark Attractions - Wiki Kiniki Kabanas at Raging Waters, New breakfast at Oasis Cafe
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New Pier Attractions - "it" on Surfside Pier, Jumbo's Boardwalk Grille & Eatery gets a facelift and now serves a selection of beers, wines and specialty drinks.New Events - The Wild Half Marathon, Morey's Fears: Terror on the Boardwalk Halloween event, Souper Sunday Chowder and Chili Cook Off
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New Waterpark Attractions: The Lazy River at Raging Waters gets an extreme makeover into River Adventure complete with hand carved rock faces, waterfalls and geysers. At Ocean Oasis, a 6-lane racer slide called Wipeout! invites friends and family to race together head to head!
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