Parks built on piers?

Thursday, September 13, 2001 4:56 PM
What parks are built on piers? Are they pretty good parks? Think there will be more parks built on piers?
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Thursday, September 13, 2001 5:01 PM
I have been to paradise pier in Santa Monica. It doesn't have a big ride selection, but the West Coaster gives a good amount of air for its size. They have a Chaos, boardwalk games, and a ferris wheel which gives awsome views.
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Thursday, September 13, 2001 6:39 PM
I'd say half of Indiana Beach is built onto piers. It's a very interesting set-up for an amusement park and can be pretty exciting with ride placements. The parks Yo-Yo swings you over the lake while the 100 ft. sky coaster swing is built right over the lake and you swing over it. It must be a different experience!

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Thursday, September 13, 2001 6:53 PM
There is an interesting park in Japan called Sea Paradise.  It is in Yokohama, and it is really more a huge man-made island than a pier.  However, it has a coaster that is built off a pier over the water.  It is called the Surf Coaster.  Go to to check it out.

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Thursday, September 13, 2001 7:14 PM
Also isn't Morey's Piers built on a bunch of piers? I hear they are gettin teh first ever tilt coaster next year from vekoma sice they have such a strong wit relationship with Vekoma in the past.( Great nor'Easter, and Sea Serpent)
Thursday, September 13, 2001 9:03 PM
Morey's Piers consists of three separate amusement piers that are constructed over Wildwood's huge beach.  The piers have just about every type of ride imaginable!  While most of the flat rides are constructed right on the wooden piers, permanent rides such as the coasters and flume are constructed on the beach (with tremendously deep concrete footings) with the piers being built "around" them.

There are other piers in Wildwood, including the defunct Dinosaur Beach/Hunt's Pier & Seaport Village (a shopping center, so to speak), as well as other piers along the Jersey shore.  Seaside Heights (further north in NJ) has two piers, and since their beach is much narrower, the piers are mostly built over the Atlantic Ocean.  I believe the same is true of the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, and that is a long pier.

Friday, September 14, 2001 4:50 AM
Let's not forget Jazzland. It's completely built on piers just mere inches off of the Louisiana bayou.
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