Coastin' by the Ocean at Moreys Piers

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010 2:54 PM

This past weekend I attended the annual coastin' by the ocean at Wildwood, New Jersey for the first time. The first thing that was great about it is ERT time on the upcharge rides. The skyscraper was BA and I even ran into Dave from the buzz enjoying it as well. The Great White was really nice with small pockets of air and the vekoma's were ok. The Great Nor, East. invert was a little rough but gotta love those two inline twists toward the end of the ride. I really enjoyed the mouse coasters. They were a lot of fun and were not that rough on the turns. And the views.....! Great view of the ocean on skyscraper, great white at the lift hill and on the drop tower AtmosFEAR. All of the staff are very nice and I could not but help notice as my friend and I were on the log flume lift hill, the worker at the drop tower looked up at us and gave us a huge smile (We had just ridden the drop tower right before the flume) And at 45 dollars for web sign up and 65 for late registration=a great deal. A ride wrist band for sat and sun, ERT on the upcharge rides, a fri night meal and other knicks and knacks. I am glad I went and my friend and I will be going again. Turns out at the raffle, she won a 75 dollar gift certificate to one of the pier restaurants. And congrats to Dave's family on winning a piece of track from the former golden nugget coaster. Really cool indeed. I highly encourage all to check out the piers. Great coasters, a few great dark rides, and great views all around.

Last edited by kingdakacor, Tuesday, July 13, 2010 2:55 PM
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010 5:07 PM

This trip was our first time at Wildwood. We were so impressed with the event and the area that we decided to make it an annual event for our family. The existing coasters are OK with the Great White being the star. At night in the back car we got amazing ejector air. It was a totally different ride then when we rode it during the day.

Jack Morey gave a nice presentation about what they are planning including this http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/pressofatlanticcity.com....image.jpg

It looks to have some GCI signatures but Jack was not saying who was building the ride.

The star of the weekend for me was the Ignis Fatuus. This multi level walk through with a dozen live actors was the best dark ride I have ever been on. While they were never able to scare me, they got everyone else in our group (I don't scare easily)

As to the raffle, everyone in our party won a prize, I got a poster of the Ghost Ship (Ignis Fatuus), Nancy got a Frisbee, Elizabeth won a family 4 pack good for 1 day at the dry parks and 1 day at the water parks (over a $200 value), and as was mentioned above, Katy won a section of the Golden Nugget track mounted in an acrylic display case.

Last edited by DaveStroem, Tuesday, July 13, 2010 5:08 PM
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010 9:26 PM

This was a great event. Morey's really makes you feel welcome.

The highlights:
- as mentioned above, the ocean views from some of the rides are incredible
- Skyscraper was one of the best rides I have ever been on. I never do upcharges so I was extremely grateful that Morey's would give ERT on these kinds of rides
- extremely friendly, attentive staff
- ERT on pretty much everything you could ask for
- luau with a great spread, the chicken in particular was excellent and the desserts were pretty good as well
- pretty good lunch at Jumbo's Restaurant with a $10 off per person coupon
- Zoom Phloom is one of the longest and best log flumes I have ever been on (complete with a "dark ride" section)
- The best collection of dark rides I can think of, well maybe tied with Kennywood (Jersey Junkyard notwithstanding, tear that thing down!!!)
- Winning the $75 gift certificate to Joe's Fish Co. We plan to go back sometime at the end of the summer and do the waterparks and cash this in. You don't have to twist my arm to go back to Wildwood, I love this place. :)

The lowlights:
- Rain on Saturday meant many of the rides were closed and Adventure Pier opened late. We wound up spending a lot of time in arcades and did the 3-D indoor mini-golf
- Flipper's was closed, this is what I would have liked to have done during the rain, but no sign of the place. We called the number on the website and it said they were closed due to a family emergency, hope everything is OK.
- Sky ride and sky ships closed all day Saturday due to the rain earlier in the day

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010 9:37 PM

- The best collection of dark rides I can think of, well maybe tied with Kennywood (Jersey Junkyard notwithstanding, tear that thing down!!!)

Been to Playland in Rye? Old Mill and two GREAT ride-through haunted houses.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010 9:39 PM

I thought that pier to pier coaster was going to be a tunnel but still a neat concept. I did wonder about how they would do that.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010 9:56 PM

^^ I haven't been to Rye but am planning on going sometime this summer. I knew they had an Old Mill but didn't know about the haunted houses. That's just two more reasons to get out there.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:08 PM

I had a great time as well, despite the weather. Great White was running its best in all of the years I've been visiting.

Ghost Ship was MUCH better than my previous opening weekend visit. Was disappointed I didn't meat any new buzzers there, but Rideman and I got some great rides in on Great White and I got to see April and Mark.

Great weekend. See ya next year.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:38 PM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
Was disappointed I didn't meat any new buzzers there...

Doesn't that belong in the gay discussion thread? ;)

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:30 PM

Huh? Guess I need to look at that thread to see what the hell you're talking about.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:09 PM

I think it was Will Rogers who said he never meated a man he didn't like. ;)

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:13 PM

KnoebelsGrandCarousel said:
- Flipper's was closed, this is what I would have liked to have done during the rain, but no sign of the place. We called the number on the website and it said they were closed due to a family emergency, hope everything is OK.

There were a variety of rumors/issues surrounding Flipper's closing. Alternate locations were discussed, etc. Seriously, that place was SO much fun that I really don't get that vibe at any other Fascination parlor and am left disappointed. There's a FB group for fans of Flipper's (show your support!), and I wouldn't be shocked if there was a Flipper's Revenge parlor somwhere in the vicinity in the next year or two.

Everyone who has ever enjoyed Flipper's knows..."It's Fascinating!". Don't be afraid to sign the FB page... :)

P.S. I was there....once. THAT much fun - we got booted around 3:30am, LOL.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 10:34 PM

Ensign Smith said:
I think it was Will Rogers who said he never meated a man he didn't like. ;)

I knew someone would get it...

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 11:30 PM

Hey, great! I got it! What do I win? Oh....meat. Uh, thanks. ;)

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Thursday, July 15, 2010 12:33 PM

Ahhh. I didn't notice the typo. Ha! My bad. lol

And my hasn't that Magic Mountain thread... evolved.

Last edited by Acoustic Viscosity, Thursday, July 15, 2010 12:35 PM
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Thursday, July 15, 2010 1:33 PM

More like, it came out of the closet.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010 8:13 PM

LOL

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