It opens at Morey's this weekend

Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:35 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The Surfside Pier at 26th Avenue this week is launching “it,” a pendulum ride that combines extreme heights, speeds and lots of air time in a small package. The three piers open for the season at 6 p.m. Friday.

Read more from The Press of Atlantic City.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 3:31 PM
Carrie M.'s avatar

"What opened at Morey's this weekend?"
"What's "It"?"
""It", the ride."
"What's it called?"
"Ok, jackass. Never mind."

"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:06 PM
LostKause's avatar

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:14 PM

Travis, I figured that was an Abbot and Costello clip before I even clicked on it.

In high school, a buddy and I worked up a similar routine about having seen three bands on three consecutive days (we didn't actually see them)

The bands were: The Who, Yes, and the Guess Who.

You can imagine how quickly people became annoyed with THAT bit.

The amusement park rises bold and are huddled on the beach in a mist

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 5:12 PM
birdhombre's avatar

Kinda like this? :) Except it's The Who, Yes, and The Band.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 5:21 PM
LostKause's avatar

That was one of the best cartoon ever. Only Ren and Stimpy beats it!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:33 PM

birdhombre said:
Kinda like this? :) Except it's The Who, Yes, and The Band.

Yeah, kind of. My high school days pre-dated Animaniacs by some years, though...;)

The amusement park rises bold and are huddled on the beach in a mist

Thursday, May 26, 2011 9:42 PM

"takes it's visual cues from Germany's Oktoberfest."

Made me think of this

It looks more like It takes it's visual cues from a pile of those Pixie Stix candies... It does look impressive at night though.. really bright.

The name of this ride makes writing a sentence about the ride difficult.

Last edited by billb7581, Thursday, May 26, 2011 9:43 PM
Friday, May 27, 2011 1:18 PM
D_vo's avatar



I call Cedar Point my home park even though I live in the Chicago Suburbs.

Friday, May 27, 2011 1:39 PM
rollergator's avatar

The only thing truly missing from the Morey's experience at this point (new wooden coaster presumed)...Flipper's Fascination. I spent ONE night in there....and still think of it as one of the best coaster-trip non-park surprises I've addictive as frozen sweet tea or Kohr's frozen custard.

Friday, May 27, 2011 1:44 PM
Jeff's avatar

+1 for D_vo.

Jeff - Editor - - My Blog - Phrazy

Friday, May 27, 2011 1:48 PM
LostKause's avatar

I also give points to anyone who would post a link to Mike Patton!

Saturday, May 28, 2011 8:09 AM

IT's pretty darn intense at night. Period.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 12:33 PM
LostKause's avatar

I know that the two are similar, but is "it" the same ride as "The Claw" at Hersherpark?

The Claw is an amazing flat ride. I love how everyone is facing towards the center, so you can get everyone's reaction. When the pendulum swings get over 90°, it becomes pretty disorienting.

I get a lot less sock (EDIT - I mean "sick") facing the inside than I do facing the outside, like Delirium (KI) and Maxair (CP). Maybe my intolerance of those two rides also has something to do with their size as well, because the smaller, outside facing Fandango at Knoebels never made me sick.

Great addition. Stupid name.

Last edited by LostKause, Saturday, May 28, 2011 1:27 PM
Saturday, May 28, 2011 1:11 PM
kpjb's avatar

Ewww... you got hit by a sock?


Saturday, May 28, 2011 1:26 PM
LostKause's avatar

Sick, I get a lot less "sick" facing the inside. I'll edit it without correcting it, so your post can still be extremely hilarious, kpjb. :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011 1:46 PM
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No, it's slang that all the cool kids are using these days.

"Hey, man. You gonna get some sock tonight?"

"Dude, I got hit with so much sock that I almost passed out."

"You got the sock, bro?"

(EDIT - no idea why they talk using dated slang pronouns like 'bro' 'dude' and 'man' but they do, it's part of the sock zeitgeist)

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Saturday, May 28, 2011 1:48 PM
Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:21 PM

IT is swinging at120', and with the very undersized lap bar, very similar to the Phantom's Revenge cars, its quite intense.

Monday, May 30, 2011 5:58 AM

"it" at night is one of the most intense and thrilling flat ride experiences I've ever had. No other Frisbee style ride comes close to this one.

Monday, May 30, 2011 7:34 PM

LostKause, It is conceptually similar to The Claw, but different. The Claw is a Chance-Morgan Revolution, which I guess is a licensed copy of a KMG Fireball (Chance says on their web site that the Recolution was designed by KMG). I am not sure what the differences are between the Fireball and the Revolution other than the KMG seats are apparently more accommodating. I have ridden a couple of Fireball rides, but when I tried to ride the Revolution in San Diego, there was no way that I could possibly even come close to fitting.

It, meanwhile, is a KMG Fireball, but It is a prototype, in that it is equipped with lap bars instead of the ubiquitous shoulder bars. If putting KMG seats and shoulder bars on a Tivoli Orbiter to create the ReWeld...I mean the ReMix...was a way to screw up a perfectly good ride, putting lap bars on a Fireball has to be just the opposite. I know I am excited about it, and the odds of me actually making it to Morey's this season are pretty much nil...!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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