Friday, July 2, 2004 9:35 AM
I posted this as a news story but since that may take a day or so, I figured I would make mention of it here...
This story confirms that the rumors of the preservation of the Golden Nugget are true... the ride will be relocated to another amusement pier and put back into operation for the 2005 season. Great news for coaster fans, darkride fans, Wildwood fans...
Friday, July 2, 2004 9:49 AM
F'in ROCK ON!
Friday, July 2, 2004 9:52 AM
Yeah, that's what I said (or something to that effect). The best news I've heard in a long time.
You gotta love Wildwood... a nice place that clearly sells the fact that it's historical!
Friday, July 2, 2004 9:56 AM
That is great to read. I loved that ride growing up. Ahh!! Those find memories of Wildwood growing up. I can't wait to ride. My family is going there in 3 weeks, and I wish that it would already be running so I can give it a few rides. Well I guess I already have a reason to go back again next year. ;)
Friday, July 2, 2004 10:01 AM
Got ya beat... I'm going in two weeks!
It has been SO sad going there, year after year, seeing the ride sitting idle in a constant state of decay. My only question concerns what the theme of the new ride will be... will the old theme (pre-dinosaurs) be restored or will new stunts (and possibly a new theme) be added? I'd like to see the old stunts saved but I can't help but wonder if there is anything that can be preserved.
Of course, maybe Morey's will turn to Sally like Rye did when they needed to restore their old mill. A combination of classic and Sally stunts? Sounds good to me!
Friday, July 2, 2004 10:11 AM
I am just happy to see that it is going to be saved. Whatever the form it takes I would be happy to ride, but I'd prefer to see it fully restored to its "classic" self.
I am looking forward to my trip Rob. Its my first trip in 4 years. Wildwood is up there with my favorite vacation spots. Its pretty much right there with the mouse, and central florida.
Friday, July 2, 2004 10:25 AM
Glad to hear that. Wildwood is really an amazing place, unlike any other. I can't say that much has changed since you've been there last, but I expect some pretty big things to happen during the next few years. Many for the better!
Friday, July 2, 2004 10:43 AM
Thanks for the good news about The Golden Nugget, Rob. We are going to be heading to Wildwood for a day in a couple of weeks ourselves. If I can't check out Tsumani, then I'm definitley going to check out The Great White. I haven't been there since 83 (the first beach I ever went to) and I figure that a lot has changed in 20 years. Have you done the Den of Lost Thieves or the ZombieWorld shooter on the boardwalk yet? They both look pretty good.
Friday, July 2, 2004 10:48 AM
Great White is excellent... a very good reason for going to Wildwood. I've ridden Den of Lost Thieves and it's pretty good, although not nearly as long (or as good) as the Indiana Beach ride. I've never done the ZombieWorld shooter but I've yet to hear a good thing about it. Too bad, because the entrance to the ride looks really good. I should give it a shot this summer- with very low expectations!
Friday, July 2, 2004 11:43 AM
Yea I love Wildwood and have been going there for the 33 years I have been alive save the year before my father passed. I have been praying for somthing to happen to Hunts' and Sportlan for decades. I was really depressed when the flyer was removed. and the jumbo jets ya had to love them! Any one close to the Morey's hear what is up beyond the Nugget moving and restoration(loud cheers) more go karts???? I've knoticed the end of sportland being added to in the last few years and this last Mother's day we stayed at the King's inn and I knoticed that you could see through the building near the middle of the pier. Also is there any word on the castle's replacement???? Lastly What's up with all the Condos..
..."so many coasters,so little sick time"....