And for that same reason the previously mentioned Ravine Flyer II was delayed. Pennsylvania is almost as much as a regulatry cluster**** as New Jersey... especially when environmental concerns are involved as they were with RFII.
If you have followed the Morey's over the past decade, they, like most family run parks are very calculated and conservative. They have no interest in being the biggest, tallest or fastest. All they want is to offer a one of a kind, classic americana, unique seaside boardwalk experience in an exceedengly safe, clean and friendly environment. And considering the Jersey Shore, it isn't too hard to shine when you look at the competition.
Everything is in place to start construction. However the trigger isn't going to be pulled until the family is 100% confident that they can handle a $12M risk.
The third generation (who have all, or will soon be graduating college) are now starting to get involved in the operation. Morey's Piers isn't going anywhere and they certainly aren't for sale. If Gary Story walked in the front door with a blank check, I would bet he wouldn't get past the receptionist.
Will the coaster ever get built? Probably, but you never know. Not until the family is convinced that that kind of huge investment is worth the risk, and has a potential ROI that makes sense.
If you have yet to visit, put it on your bucket list. As I have heard that Jack Morey says all of the time..."We are NOT a theme park".
...take a visit and it will make sense....
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