Morey's Piers will feature GCI wooden roller coaster for 2013

Posted Thursday, November 17, 2011 9:33 AM | Contributed by Mike Gallagher

A $12-million pier-spanning wooden roller coaster that will dive beneath the boardwalk and race across a cantilevered bridge before navigating a series of high-speed twists and turns is expected to open in 2013 at Morey's Piers seaside amusement park on the Jersey Shore.

Read more from The LA Times.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 10:11 AM

Awesome. My engineering side is flipping out because of the cantilever bridge, and "hollowed out" lift hill supports according to the concept art :)

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 11:01 AM
Jerry's avatar

How do they Hurricane proof that?

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 11:06 AM

I haven't said "wow" about a ride announcement in quite some time...but wow.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 11:28 AM

The language I used was a little more colorful than "wow." And I actually said the words aloud when I saw this at 6am this morning. Said them rather loudly, too.

Last edited by Mike Gallagher, Thursday, November 17, 2011 11:32 AM

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

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 11:39 AM
CoasterDemon's avatar

That concept art has to be about 5 years old. I'm glad it's finally coming though; but a lot can change in 2 more years.

Go Gravity Group!


Billy
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Thursday, November 17, 2011 11:46 AM

Not gravity group, GCI... The better of the two :)

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:07 PM

SteveWoA ^
Have you ridden Wildcat at HP lately? heh..

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:12 PM

I'm not Steve, but...although Wildcat is a ride I like somewhat, three other GCI installations are Top Ten Wood for me..namely, Lightning Racer, Thunderhead, and Kentucky Rumbler. Granted, I haven't been on the last two since '08 and '07 respectively, but still....


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

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:12 PM
Jerry's avatar

Yep - i'm going with the Gravity Group love here - Gwazi caused me to interrupt my vacation with a trip to a chiropractor.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:27 PM

Jerry ^ As did it for me... with Millennium Flyers... But Voyage did not Only a month or two later...repeatedly...

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:33 PM
RPM's avatar

Layout reminds me a little of Ravine Flyer II, which is a good thing. Although I think that one was done by Gravity group.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:39 PM
kpjb's avatar

Wasn't this announced over a year ago?


Hi

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:39 PM
rollergator's avatar

I used to think Roar West was the worst thing GCII ever built (not that I'm holding them responsible for the park's substandard maintenance). These last couple years, Gwazi blows that thing off the map - it's pretty atrocious.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:45 PM
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Did anyone else find it strange that a story about a Jersey Shore roller coaster is featured in The LA Times?

I know I saw this announcement already, like maybe 6 months ago. It looks like fun!


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Thursday, November 17, 2011 1:02 PM

RPM said:
Layout reminds me a little of Ravine Flyer II, which is a good thing. Although I think that one was done by Gravity group.

That was my first thought after I wiped the drool off my keyboard. The bridge between the piers made me think of the segment of RF that crosses the road.


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

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 1:04 PM

LostKause said:
Did anyone else find it strange that a story about a Jersey Shore roller coaster is featured in The LA Times?

That was my second thought..see other post. I had seen the concept art before, but I don't think I'd ever seen anything "official" in print..or, at least from a legitimate news source.


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

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 1:05 PM
Jerry's avatar

xX eNeRtIa Xx said:
Jerry ^ As did it for me... with Millennium Flyers... But Voyage did not Only a month or two later...repeatedly...

Stick to Steel - Life is happier

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 1:40 PM
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kpjb said:
Wasn't this announced over a year ago?

I thought so too. I clicked on this because I initially thought it was a dead thread brought back.


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Thursday, November 17, 2011 2:01 PM

It was up in the air with the economy, but Jack Morey said in his blog they are preparing for the new coaster, moving the sky scraper and getting rid of the Jersey Junkyard and Mummy dark rides, which both pretty much sucked anyhow.

They also modified the track on the Great N'oreaster, obstensibly to make it smoother.

http://www.moreyspiers.com/blog/moreys-piers/you-gotta-break-some-eggs-to-make-an-omelet

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