Dear Friends and Colleagues

June 4, 2011 by Kristel Fillmore in


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

In light of the recent tragedy on the ferris wheel the Beachfront Blog is temporarily offline.
Please join our entire staff at Morey’s Piers in keeping the family of the young girl in your thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for your continued support.

Jack Morey
On behalf of the Morey Family, Staff and Beachfront Bloggers.


Lisa says:

June 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm

You should close the ferris wheel, not a stupid blog.

Marie says:

June 4, 2011 at 6:19 pm

So sorry to hear of the awful tragedy. A terrible, terrible accident that no one could have ever imagined happening. I just hope all involved knows that is all it was, a terrible accident!!!!!
May the family start healing soon, and The Morey’s also. God Bless!

Jh says:

June 4, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Um they did close the ferris wheel. you should read the news.

Matt says:

June 4, 2011 at 7:04 pm

It wasn’t the Ferris Wheel’s fault.

John Stein says:

June 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm

The family and friends of the little girl remains in our thoughts and prayers.  We also keep the Morey’s family and workers in our prayers.  You are in the business of joy and fun…..not tragedy.  May God bless.

Kory says:

June 4, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family and Schoolmates.  As far as the Wheel goes, I know that the Moreys always have Safety in mind with any of the Amusements that is in Wildwood.  The Moreys have had the Rides a long time and I trust that they will do the right thing. When someone stands in line waiting to go on a Ride, You don’t know anything about that individuals well being or health history. You just trust that the person knows His or Her limits when riding the Amusements.
This was a Sad day for the Moreys also.
I believe in Moreys Piers and know that every Employee is trained very well.
Again, My thoughts are with all involved, but know it is time to heal

Sea Serpent fan says:

June 5, 2011 at 10:00 am

They shouldn’t close either. If was a tragic incident, but life (and vacations) for the 3 million people who visit Morey’s annually goes on.  If anything, maybe designating a memorial or maybe even naming the Giant Wheel after this young girl would have more meaning.

Skittles says:

June 5, 2011 at 11:58 am

I am so upset to call myself human with how you bloggers are reacting.  A very young lady lost her life on this world with us.  No mater who’s at fault respect must be shown.
I agree whole hearty that the Morey’s Family has made the appropriate decisions to close the blog and the Ferris Wheel. Out of respect for the family and to protect them from the heartless words that Bloggers like to post for their own enjoyment when not appropriate

Show some compassion and be human for once in your life. You all know who you are

Lots of questions (obvious ones) go through my mind as the full story may never be told.
I frequent Morey’s year after year for fun in the sun Coaster riding and a great time.

I have had my share of scares at many many different parks. Accidents are born to happen no mater what precautions are taken. Your only way to avoid them is to not go out of your home and hope that envelop you open does not cut your finger (I know drastic example)
Take it from someone who felt like she was going to fall from a ride herself. am I living in a bubble ...and I will continue to frequent Morey’s, with heart felt love for that park!.

jennifer himes says:

June 5, 2011 at 12:32 pm

My thoughts and prayers go out to this grls family and loved ones and also classmates she was with .. i also commend the fact that moreys piers have stepped up with closing the blog for now and im sad to hear that the ferris wheel is closed .. after 28 yrs of being scared and envy at the people goin on it two of my best friends went on with me . i cried and the attenedent was very nice and asked me if i needed to get off if i wanted to get off and didnt start the ride until she knew i was ok .. that was the best ride i ever had knowing i was safe.. i dont kno how that precious grl fell to her death but im sure it wasnt becuase the staff did anything wrong . but i hate to ask one question how was that lil grl by herslef .. when i went on with my two friends that put three other people in a cart with us for the “weight factor”..

jennifer himes says:

June 5, 2011 at 12:42 pm

we just lost the slide which my kids loved to death .. do let us lose the one thing in wildwood thats been there since the 80s… it a good ride . and well never kno the story of this little grl and how she got to falling… PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THE FERRIS WHEEL off us….

Robnoxious says:

June 5, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Amen Skittles…  I understand that most of you on this site are caring people who are truly concerned about what has happened…  but there are some who are not and who will post for their own greedy self interests and not with the care and concern and compassion which is needed right now…

Even those who are compassionate and caring can cause problems and anguish with their posts inadvertently by not fully thinking through their postings and allowing strong emotion to cloud their thinking.

I fully agree and support the Morey organization in their decision.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this little girl, and to all who are impacted by this tragedy, including the Morey family and organization.  They too are human beings who have experienced the tragedy and deserve our compassion and understanding.

Bernice Stocker Lindberg says:

June 5, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Our deepest sympathy to the family of the young lady who lost her life.  We hope the healing will be a speedy one for all involved.  To the young people that unfortunately witnessed this tragic event, time heals all, and may it heal your very soon.  To the Morey Family, we are saddened that this event happened, I knew your family when I was a young girl (I am now 65) knowing the back ground of your family we are aware that your family is also hurting and wish you speedy healing as well.  Your workers have always done a wonderful job.  Accidents do happen no matter how hard we all try to avoid them.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all who are suffering from this event.  May God Bless you all.

WildwoodsFan says:

June 6, 2011 at 11:34 am

It was just so terrible to hear about the tragic accident of a young lady who fell from the Giant Wheel in Wildwood. Sympathies go out to her family, friends and classmates.

I think is was a correct decision for the Morey’s to close the Giant Wheel out of respect for the young lady who lost her life falling last Friday.

That being said, I believe that the Giant Wheel is one of the safest ferris wheels I have ever been on myself. After a respectable amount of time and thorough safety inspection I hope that the Morey’s will reopen this ride again. It has operated for many years without incident, and hopefully nobody will ever fall from it ever again.

chris post says:

June 8, 2011 at 8:34 am

so true ..people just dont pay attetion to the news….the little girl that died is a lose ...the whole questoin is how did she get out of the car and was she scared of hieghts and not realizing where she was….please tell me if im right or wrong…chris

amanda koutroubas says:

June 9, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I am so sorry that the little girl die at wild wood new jersey my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends that lost a very young girl at the age of 11 years old. I go to moyers piers in the summer with my family ever year during the summer so iam so sorry once again to hear about the little girl

Katie says:

June 13, 2011 at 2:06 am

The ferris wheel is probably one of the safest rides on the boardwalk.  This was definitely an accident unrelated to how the ride functions.  I am sure the Morey family’s main concern is providing a safe day of fun for their visitors.

Annamous says:

July 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I can’t believe this happened.  It’s so scary to think about.

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