Saying Goodbye to The Ride That Started It All

As Kristel detailed, 10-10-10 at Morey’s Piers was filled with happy guests as they rode the Sea Serpent one last time or ate a delicious cupcake at Sunny C. Gull’s birthday party, but there was another event that brought hundreds of people from many places far and wide and that was to witness the final stand of the ride that started it all, the Giant Slide. This 40 foot high, 15 lane slide located in North Wildwood on Surfside Pier is the birthplace of many memories cherished by young and old visitors of Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks. Over 200 lucky sliders took their last turn down the 200 foot long slide with smiles dancing across their faces. Everyone who attended had the chance to receive a commemorative postcard, take a photo in a burlap bag at the foot of the slide, and take a trip down memory lane, which featured the model of the much anticipated new wooden coaster planned to debut in 2013. Here’s a video that illustrates this historical day:


Dee Lynch says:

October 20, 2010 at 3:30 am

I am so sad to see The Giant Slide close!  I grew up with The Wildwood Boardwalk in the 70s, and this was a fun ride to look forward to.  What a nice celebration the community had to bid this fond farewell.

Beth says:

February 28, 2011 at 10:27 pm

whoa! ???rode the sea serpent one last time?? please tell me this isnt being taken down too?  ugh!!!

Lisa says:

August 18, 2011 at 7:23 pm

This thing is a death trap! It almost killed me in 1992! Glad to see it gone!

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