The Wildwoods, NJ – June 18, 2019 – Morey’s Piers, celebrating fifty years on the boardwalk of the Wildwoods, NJ, will soon unleash the brand new Runaway Tram. The new family-friendly roller coaster pays homage to the Wildwood Sightseer Tramcar, an icon of the Wildwood Boardwalk since it debuted nearly 70 years ago.
A total investment of $4 million, the Runaway Tram climbs 40 feet before coasting, twisting and turning riders along 922 feet of track at speeds nearing 30 miles per hour. The Force 280 coaster was manufactured by Zierer in Deggendorf, Germany and features one train with 10 two-person passenger cars. Attraction Design Company JRA of Cincinnati, Ohio custom designedthe ride’s train and station. To make room for the new ride Morey’s Piers moved seven rides and completely reconfigured Surfside Pier.
Here’s what else is new at the Wildwood boardwalk this year:
Funner Summer Challenge: Launching on June 21, the fifty Funner Summer challenges are accessible via patrons’ mobile phones offering guests a series of conquests to complete on the piers, redeem prizes and earn entries towin one of 50 lifetime season passes to Morey’s Piers.Challenge details can be found here: https://funnersummer.moreyspiers.com/
Summer Concert Series at PigDog Beach Bar: Both family and dog-friendly, PigDog Beach Bar is serving up barbecue classics, cocktails and local beers on tap. Accessible via Raging Waters Water Park, the beach, and the boardwalk, pooches and guests of all ages are invited to bask in the beachfront vibes complete with cornhole, giant Connect 4, ladder ball, and more beach games. Every Saturday in July bands will rock the PigDog stage from 5:00-8:00pm.The concert line-up is:
- July 6: Covert Pop
- July 13: The Beat Tells
- July 20: Aftershock
- July 27: The Bender
Wild Wooder: The newest release from Cape May Brewing Co. was brewed to commemorate 50 years of Morey’s Piers and will be served at their restaurants this summer. The light-bodied, hoppy Kölsch has an approachable yet deceptively intriguing flavor profile with notes of straw and hay, a fresh, subtle bitterness, and unparalleled drinkability. Using traditional brewing practices, the German-style Ale features simple ingredients and a light fermentation profile. Wild Wooder is clean, classic and ideal for sipping all summer long at Morey’s Piers.
Solar Powered Cabanas at PigDog Beach Bar: The first eco-friendly cabanas on the Jersey shore are powered solely by the sun and made from recycled materials. The two 12x12 cabanas will feature amenities such as a refrigerator, charging stations, lights, and fans, all powered by each cabanas’ six solar panels.
New games: Boardwalk game enthusiasts can test their basketball skills at the Jump Shot game, try to dominate Can Crush, an old school carnival game where players attempt to knock a pyramid of 10 cans down, or conquer the Strongman Challenge: hanging for two minutes straight to win a prize.
Pier Performers: Dancers, singers, bands, and more can showcase their talents at Morey’s Piers on the brand-new Coca-Cola Stage located on Mariner’s Pier. The Giant Ferris Wheel provides the perfect backdrop for both day and evening performances. Performers also receive a full day of rides and slides at Morey’s Piers. For more information, visit: https://www.moreyspiers.com/pierperformers.
Parking Lot: Located on Atlantic Avenue between Schellenger and Oak Avenues, the new parking lot features 180 spaces and new lighting features. Parking is made easy for patrons by using the Park Mobile App an eliminating the need for cash and running back to the feed the meter.
About Morey’s Piers
Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, New Jersey is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969. Voted the best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today and #1 Best Beach Boardwalk by Family Vacation Critic Morey’s Piers has over 100 rides and attractions spanning over eighteen acres along six beach blocks and includes three amusement piers and two beachfront water parks. Convenient to the major population centers of the Northeast, yet a world apart, Morey’s Piers along with Morey Hotels & Resorts combines the pure joy of an amusement park, the sights and sounds of a classic boardwalk, outstanding accommodations, together with the rhythm of beach life. Visit them at Surfside Pier, featuring the Ocean Oasis Water Park and Beach Club at 25th Avenue, Mariner’s Landing Pier, featuring Raging Waters Water Park at Schellenger Avenue, and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue. For more information, visit www.moreyspiers.com or phone (609) 522-3900 or like us on Facebook.You can also follow us on Twitter and YouTube.