Will Morey named chairman of IAAPA

Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:19 PM | Contributed by Jeff

After 10 years of service within the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, Morey’s Piers co-owner, Will Morey, was named chairman of the association for 2013. Before serving on the international board, Morey said his park has been involved with IAAPA for over 25 years.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:15 PM

Am I wrong in thinking this isn't actually news, but something that's spelled out years in advance? I think the IAAPA chairman traditionally comes up through the chairs til he reaches the head position. And I'm not trying to pick. The community wouldn't know this necessarily, so it's nice the Wildwood Leader is recognizing him for the honor, and is covering the ceremony.
South Jersey Shore and Wildwood is still on my bucket list.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:38 PM

Knowing jack about IAAPA, it was news to me.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 9:17 PM

IAAPA is the trade organization for the industry, so I think it's a newsworthy occasion when there's significant leadership changes. And yes, obviously the linked story is very much a local angle.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 10:54 PM

Yes, I agree. Sorry, I wasnt trying to say or imply its not newsworthy. And he's certainly well respected and worthy of the post.

Friday, April 12, 2013 12:54 AM

Wildwood is great. None of the coasters are awesome (and Great Nor'easter blows, no pun intended), but there is just something about the piers that is like they captured nostalgia in a bottle. Maybe many don't think so, but I loved it there.

Awesome for Mr. Morey!

Friday, April 12, 2013 12:11 PM

^ I thought Great White was pretty stellar, but that was 10 years ago, so I don't know what it's running like now.

Friday, April 12, 2013 12:18 PM

bunky666 said:

(and Great Nor'easter blows, no pun intended)

Suuurre it wasn't ;)

Friday, April 12, 2013 12:20 PM

SFGAdv lover said:

^ I thought Great White was pretty stellar, but that was 10 years ago, so I don't know what it's running like now.

My last laps on GW were about 3-4 years ago. So it's been a while. But I was a rider in the rain (thanks, Randy Newman!) and it was running terrifically.

Friday, April 12, 2013 4:55 PM

Rode front seat on GW about two years ago, and it was a lot of fun. I've heard the back gets really rough, but I thought it was a good example of how a wooden coaster ought to feel (rickety, out of control, and just a little rough without pain or jarring).


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