Posted Monday, May 24, 2010 11:55 AM | Contributed by Agent Johnson
Construction began on a cool January day as a miniature golf course on Mariner’s Landing Pier started its transformation into a major new Boardwalk attraction. Ghost Ship is a new $1 million attraction set to open this weekend at Morey's Piers.
Read more from Press of Atlantic City.
For all of those who may be unfamiliar with this project and to quickly summarize the article in the link:
Morey's Piers have turned a spot once occupied by a simple Mini-Golf course into a sprawling 20 minute walk-through haunted attraction that costs upwards of $1 million. For long-time Wildwood goers, this World War II-era Ghost Ship harkens back to some of the old attractions that occupied past amusement facilities such as "Hunt's Pier", but offers a new, exciting experience that is not for the faint at heart.
Based on the famous Philadelphia experiment, guests that enter Ghost Ship "Ignis Fatuus" will experience an approximately 20 minute long journey that offers plenty of thrills and chills with a slew of live actors and animatronics, all themed as a new twist on that urban legend. Said to possibly be one of the "longest attractions in the amusement industry," I think Morey's new Ghost Ship should make a big splash when the first victims trek through the maze-like hallways this weekend.
My cruise departs tomorrow at 530pm. Can't wait.
A partial showing of the inside with NBC10 Philadelphia and Jack Morey.
Will undoubtedly not only be the best dark ride on the boardwalk but one of the best in the country.
A few friends will be aboard the ghost ship tonight.
Avast, matey, look lively or ye'll be walkin' the plank. (Sorry, it's been a while since I changed my FB profile language selection to English: Pirate, and the pirattitude is pervasive). ;)
Its a one way cruise into nautical terror. But you landlubbers will have to wait and see for yeeselves. I can hope to do it again in the dark.
I've been thinking about a trip to the park, and as a huge haunt fan, this just about seals the deal for me.
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Experienced it for the 1st time last night during the sneak peak....this attraction is the real deal and may very well put the Morey's on the map...
I thought Morey's was already on the map with more rides than any other park in the world. New pics now posted. The midnight voyage was everything it was hyped to be, and then some.
Anyone go on this? I've been on a couple of times, it's pretty cool, but your experience varies depending on the time of day, how many actors are on duty etc... if you are headed to Wildwood, the local Wawa stores have a 2 for 1 admission coupon
We loved the Ignis Fatuus. You are correct that it is much much better at night then during the day or dusk.
I find it funny that the article mentions $1 million dollar attraction when they are now over $3 million.
For anyone wanting to go look into next years Coastin' by the Ocean. It was one of the best events I have ever been too.
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We actually got a better ride at 4PM when it first opened than on a Saturday night. The only thing that kinda sucked was the upper deck isn't dark because it's outside.
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