World Waterpark Association Recognizes Morey’s Piers Associate with Leadership Award

World Waterpark Association Recognizes Morey’s Piers Associate with Leadership Award


Morey’s Piers made quite a splash recently at the annual World Waterpark Association (WWA) symposium when one of Morey’s Piers seasonal waterpark associates was awarded the “Emerging Leader - Employee of the Season Award.”  The WWA Emerging Leader Award recognizes a seasonal employee working in the waterpark industry who has demonstrated consistent service and leadership in their position that goes beyond standard expectations throughout the entire summer season. 

Kevin Ebner, a 21 year old native of Philadelphia, has spent his past seven summers working in various capacities within the beachfront waterpark division at Morey’s Piers. He has held positions including Waterpark Guest Services, Maintenance, Water Quality and Aquatics Supervisor. This past season, Kevin’s role as Aquatic Facility Manager included crossover management responsibilities in both Maintenance and Aquatics. And if that isn’t enough, Kevin has developed into one of the most animated and memorable scare actors working as part of the annual “Morey’s Fears” Halloween Event. 

“Kevin is truly a jack of all trades,” commented George Rohman, Sr. Operations Manager. “He has such a well-rounded skill-set that he excels in any position we put him in.  We are honored to have Kevin as part of the team and it’s very fitting that WWA recognized him with this award”

Kevin recently represented Morey’s Piers at the annual WWA Convention in Las Vegas where he received the award in front of over 1000 convention delegates attending the general session presentation.   

WWA president Rick Root stated “Recognizing our young, up & coming leaders and placing a fresh association focus on supporting and developing this vital industry resource is a key WWA priority.”

Kevin, who has been spending his summers in Wildwood since he was 5 years old, credits all the managers he has worked with throughout his employment for helping him grow as a leader.

“This is an incredible honor. I have put my heart and soul into my job and have always strived to be the best I can be at whatever I do,” commented Kevin. “I was raised to take pride in the job I do and it’s pretty awesome to be recognized in front of my peers for all my years of hard work”.


Robert says:

March 10, 2011 at 5:26 am

Wildwood really is experiencing a rebirth of sorts of the haunted attraction, there’s also the Horror 3D walk through in the former Zombie World on the boardwalk, it has live actors, too and coming this summer 2011 is the House of Haunts on Sportland Pier in the main building. It will have live actors, too. Plus, Dante’s, Pirate’s of Wildwood, Jersey Junkyard, and Curse of the Mummy on Morey’s as well. And the Mirror Maze funhouse on the former Hunt’s Pier/Dinosaur Beach. That’s 8 attractions total. There’s also two indoor blacklight mini golfs on the boardwalk. The Pirate golf in the former Den of Lost Thieves building and the Dragon’s Lair golf themed like a castle inside. I want to go back to Wildwood bad. I was there during the old haunted attraction heyday between 1980-1983 although I didn’t go in all of them I saw all of them in person back then and I experienced the old Fun Pier rode the Lost World and walked through the Crazy House, saw the outside of Castle Frankenstein but didn’t go in. Also experienced Hunt’s Pier and rode most of the attractions. I didn’t go through Morey’s Haunted House but rode Dante’s. The attractions definitely looked scarier at night. I went back to Wildwood Aug 1995, June 1996, and June 1998. I haven’t been back since then. I went through Castle Dracula several times and I miss it. It is very doubtful that the Nickels will ever rebuild anything of a haunted attraction. Especially since they sold most of their pier to Splash Zone Waterpark. The waterpark was there 2 years before the castle burned so both castle and waterslides coexisted for 2 summers, 2000 and 2001. The Nickels leased the castle and dungeon boat to Splash Zone.

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