Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks
Visitors to Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Water Parks in Wildwood, New Jersey are whippedand spun like cotton candy on more than 100 rides and then left to fend for themselves amidthe scent of funnel cakes and fried chicken. Jutting into the sands of Wildwood beach, and amajor feature on the New Jersey town’s 38-block boardwalk, three piers of family-ownedamusement park rides have been lending shrieks to the boardwalk here since 1968.
The original park began at Surfside Pier. Today the furthest north of the amusement piers at theintersection of 25th Street, it contains a log flume ride, the twirling, flipping ‘It,’ a carousel, thecompact and feisty ‘The Great Nor’Easter’ coaster and dozens of other rides, many catering tosmall children.
From there, a half-mile stroll along the boardwalk will bring you to Mariner’s Pier at SchellengerAvenue. Adding shrieks to the bustling activity on the boardwalk, this central pier houses theclassic amusement park rides, including bumper cars and the Giant Ferris Wheel – in operationthere since 1985, its possible to see most of Wildwood, huge expanses of beach and the oceanfrom the tippy top. Closest to the sea on Mariner’s Pier is the Raging Waters Water Park, anindependently ticketed entity with two kiddie play areas, a lazy river as well as multiple slipperyslides beneath the rails of the dry-land coasters.
If it’s thrills you’re after, the southernmost Adventure Pier another 0.8 miles away, has thehigh-intensity rides including the 105-foot drop on the wooden Great White coaster, gianthuman slingshot, and a machine called the SkyScraper that will zip you around at 70 miles per hour in a 160-foot vertical loop. A popular concert venue and artists’ space —as well as theOcean Oasis Water Park + Beach Club with more slides and pools — are also located on thispier.