New Jersey shore coasters question

Wednesday, January 2, 2002 3:29 PM
How many coasters are there between Atlantic City, Wildwood, Ocean City and any other spots along the shore? Also, are any of them any good? How much time is needed to do all of them?

Thinking of taking a trip this year to Hersheypark, Dorney Park and Atlantic City and all the coasters along the shore. Thanks in advance for the help.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2002 3:49 PM
I have done most of them and there is alot that are pretty good. It takes alot of time and ALOT of money to do all of them though.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2002 4:13 PM
There's a looping coaster in Seaside Heights, last time I rode it was at least 4 years ago, it was really fun. One thing...the train was physically pushed out of the station by some workers every time we rode it, which was about 20 times.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2002 6:23 PM
Crikey, I have to do everything.

Jenkinson's South, Pt. Pleasant, 2 coasters

Casino Pier, Seaside Heights, 3 coasters

Funtown Pier, Seaside Pier, 1 coaster

Steel Pier, Atlantic City, 2 coasters

Wonderland Pier, Ocean City, 1 coaster

Playland Park, Ocean City, 4 coasters

Morey's Piers, Wildwood, 7 coasters

No ride all days or admissions needed for any of them. They can all be rode for tickets.

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Thursday, January 3, 2002 4:20 AM
As for Morey's... true, all can be ridden with tickets. However, with the lack of lines there during the day and at night (only really gets crowded in the evening after people come off the beach and before families head back to their hotels for the night) and the re-ride potential for Great White and Great Nor'Easter alone (not to mention Sea Serpant and the rest), the "all day" pass is NOT a bad deal.  If you want to do all the coasters (plus do re-rides on the "big 3") and also hit some of their many flat rides,  buing tickets can get really expensive really fast.
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Thursday, January 3, 2002 5:22 AM
Morey's is the best value in the industry right now. If you add on a 3 hour waterpark session, it is an incredible price.
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Thursday, January 3, 2002 4:37 PM
What about Morey's Season Passes, they're like $280, that isn'nt a good value.

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Thursday, January 3, 2002 6:26 PM
No, they are expensive, but there are alternatives, like buying passes around Christmas, or buying a 4 or 5 day passport with a hotel package. When you break it down on just all that is available, and the extent of the operating season, it figures out to about $2.50 a day. Hmm.
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Friday, January 4, 2002 4:28 AM
My wife and I got the 3 day pass port (through the hotel we were staying at).  I think for both of us it equalled out to around a total of $180.  Okay, this may sound a bit expensive. However if we would have bought individual tickets, we would have been way over that amount.

If I understand this correctly, think of the pass as one of those pre-paid phone cards.  When you buy it you are credited for 3 days on the piers and 3 days at the water parks.  The first day you want to use it, go to either the pier or water park of your choice and have the card swiped. One of your day's are "cancled" and you get your wrist band for that day, good all day, good on all three piers (or at both water parks, depending on which area you are interested in).  What guest services told us is that the "balance" will carry over from one season to the next. (sounds hard to believe, but we questioned the girl at guest services and she explained it and this is our  understanding of it).

So, as far as I know, we were "credited" with 3 days on the piers (we used 2) and three at the water parks (we used 1), so we should still have 1 day left at the piers and 2 at the water parks.

Again... sounds steep at around $90 a person (for comparrison, Hersheypark season passes  for  unilmited visits come in at only a little above that), however when compared to the price of individually tickets and the prices for one day passes, it acutally comes out quite a bit cheaper.

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Friday, January 4, 2002 6:50 AM
Just a quick suggestion. If you're in the Dorney Park & Hershey areas of PA, don't overlook Knoebel's. I don't know what your plans are but Knoebel's would only add 1 day at the most and would probably be totally worth it if you've never been there before.
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Friday, January 4, 2002 6:59 AM
LG, couldn't agree more...Knoebels is a bit of a drive, true, but it is a life-changing experience IMO...
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Friday, January 4, 2002 3:04 PM
Actually, I was planning on going to Dorney and Hersheypark and then going to Atlantic City for about 3 days.
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