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Morey's Piers & Beachfront Waterparks
Slogan America's Boardwalk
Location 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood & North Wildwood, New Jersey, U.S.
Owner Wilbert Morey II, Jack Morey
Opened 1969
Previous names Wilbert Morey, Bill Morey
Operating season April – October
Status open

Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks is a classic seaside amusement park located on The Wildwoods' boardwalk in Wildwood and North Wildwood, New Jersey. The park has been family owned and operated since 1969 and is currently run by 2nd generation Morey Brothers, Will and Jack. Morey’s Piers has more than 100 rides and attractions across its three amusement piers and two beachfront waterparks.

Great White
Great White


Surfside Pier

Surfside Pier is located at 26th Street in North Wildwood. It was the first of the three piers, opening in 1969 with a giant fiberglass slide that cost 25 cents to ride. The slide was closed at the end of the 2010 season and refurbished as a waterslide at the pier's water park. Surfside Pier includes the Zoom Phloom, AtmosFEAR, The Great Nor'easter, and Runaway Tram.

Mariner's Pier

Giant Wheel Wildwood NJ
Giant Wheel

Mariner's Pier, located at Schellenger Avenue in Wildwood, is like a traditional amusement park, with classics like the Super Scooters, Teacups, Musik Express, Ignis Fatuus, Sea Serpent and the Giant Wheel, a 156-foot (47.5 m)

tall Ferris wheel built by Vekoma, which opened in 1985. In the early mornings of the summer, breakfast can be eaten on the wheel. In June 2011, 11-year-old Abiah Jones died after falling from the Giant Wheel. Since then, a "no single riders" policy was created for when guests ride the ferris wheel to ensure the safety of the guests.

Adventure Pier

Adventure Pier, located at Spencer Avenue, includes Grand Prix Raceway and the famous wooden coaster The Great White, the Skyscraper ride, a The Spring Shot ride, a Screamin' Swing, a Skycoaster, a maze, helicopter tours, and a boat tag game.

Ocean Oasis Water Park + Beach Club

Ocean Oasis Water Park + Beach Club is on the beach behind Surfside Pier. It includes water slides, a lazy river, a hot tub with bar access and a kids area.

Raging Waters Water Park

Behind Mariner’s Landing is Raging Waters Water Park. It includes two unique kiddie play areas at Shipwreck Shoals and Camp KidTastrophe along with speed slides, a lazy river, Shotgun Falls and an activity pool full of challenges.


Surfside Pier

In 1969, Bill and Will Morey Sr. purchased two lots of boardwalk in North Wildwood at 25th and 26th streets. They called it Morey's Pier and opened that summer with a giant fiberglass slide called the Wipe Out. Guests paid 25 cents to slide down the ride in burlap sacks.

Mariner's Landing

Giant Ferris Wheel (Morey's Piers) Wildwood NJ Night 2012
Giant Wheel at night

The Moreys extended their operation in 1976 when they purchased Marine Pier and renamed it Mariner’s Landing. At the time of purchase, the pier was fire-damaged and seven of the existing 12 rides on the pier had to be thrown away. However, the pier kept growing. In 1984, the Moreys purchased the Sea Serpent roller coaster.

Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis Waterparks

In 1985, waterslides were installed on Mariner’s Landing and called Raging Waters waterpark. The waterpark opened a day early due to the ocean pollution. The project was masterminded by designer and architect Fred Langford. A second Raging Waters was built on Surfside Pier in 1988. This park was overhauled and relaunched as Ocean Oasis Water Park & Beach Club in 2006 and features Bonsai Beach, Endless River and various new waterslides.

Adventure Pier

Fun Pier was purchased and renamed Wild Wheels. The Morey's described it as an "interactive amusement center" with active participation by customers. This pier was later relaunched as Adventure Pier and became home to The Great White, the Skyscraper ride, a The Spring Shot ride, a Screamin' Swing, a Skycoaster, a maze, a boat tag game, batting cages, and the Grand Prix Raceway. In 2020, Morey's announced a Gateway project that includes the Removal of Boat tag, The existing Kohr Brother's Custard Stand, and The old "SkyRide" station. In the place of these structures, Multiple recycled shipping containers will be retrofitted and home to multiple new eating establishments, including a Curley's Fries and a new Kohr brothers building. No dates were given, but it is expected to be completed in 2021 or 2022

The Old Hunt's Pier

Hunt's Pier was also eventually purchased for more rides and attractions. Hunt's Pier went defunct in 1990 and was then used for maintenance, storage, and tram-car parking. The Golden Nugget remained on Hunt's Pier until 2008 when it was purchased by Knoebels' Amusement Resort and restored in their park as the Black Diamond. As of 2021, no announcements have been made to add any attractions, and the pier is instead home to various shopping and Eating establishments, a maintenance and storage facility, and a "Ripley's believe it or not" themed Mirror maze

Rides and Attractions

Surfside Pier

Name Opened Manufacturer Type Description
AtmosFear 2005 Larson Drop Tower
Balloon Race Zamperla Balloon Race
Carousel Bertazzon
Convoy 2018

Unknown (Mariner's Landing)

Cycle Jump
Cygnus X-1 2008 Wisdom Ind. Gravitron
Dante's Dungeon 2005 Bertazzon Dark Ride
Doo Wopper 2005

1998 (Adventure Pier)

Zamperla Zig Zag Coaster
The Great Nor'easter 1995 Vekoma SLC
It 2011 KMG Afterburner/Fire Ball
Jump Around 2005 Zamperla Jump Around
Happy Feet 2012 Zamperla Happy Swing
Kang'A Bounce 2012 Zamperla Removed for the 2015 season, before returning in 2016
Kong 2015 Larson Flying Scooters
Magic Bikes 2008 Zamperla Magic Bikes
Rock and Roll 2001 Bertazzon
Rockin' Tug 2004 Zamperla Rockin' Tug
Runaway Tram 2019 Zierer Force
Tilt-A-Whirl Sellner
Tiny Tea Party S&W Amusements
Wacky Whip Zamperla
Zoom Phloom 1985 Hopkins Log Flume

Mariner's Landing

Name Opened Manufacturer Type Description
Airplanes Zamperla Mini Jet
Baby Venice SBF Visa Group
Flying Galleons 1997 Zamperla
Balloon Race Zamperla Balloon Wheel
Carousel Bertazzon
Crazy Bus Zamperla Crazy Bus
Giant Wheel 1985 Vekoma
Ghost Ship 2010 Morey's Piers Walkthrough
Hangry Seagull Zamperla Jumpin' Star
Henekee Henekee
Kiddie Swings Bertazzon
Kite Flyer 2002 Zamperla Kite Flyer
Moby Dick 2000 Wisdom Ind. Genesis
Musik Express Bertazzon Musik Express
Pirates of the Wildwoods 2004 Reverchon Ind. Dark Ride
Pink Elephants Venture Rides
Riptide 2012 Chance Rides Pharaoh's Fury
Rollie's Coaster 1999 Pinfari Zyklon
Sea Serpent 1984 Vekoma Boomerang The first Vekoma Boomerang in the United States
Seagull Cycles 1997 Zamperla
Sunny's Lookout Lighthouse 2005 Heege
Super Scooters 2009 Bertazzon Bumper Cars
Tea Cups MACK Rides TeaCup Ride
Waltzer Empire Amusements
Wave Swinger 2014 Zierer
Wild Whizzer 2018 SBF Visa Group Spinning Coaster

Adventure Pier

Name Opened Manufacturer Type Description
Boat Tag
East Coast Helicopter Tours 2014
Grand Prix Raceway 1993 Creative Karts
Great White 1996 Custom Coasters Inc. Wooden Coaster
Luna's Lost Labyrinth 2016 Minotaur Adventures
Screamin' Swing 2005 S&S Power Screamin' Swing
SkyCoaster 1994 Skycoaster Inc. Skycoaster
Skyscraper 2012

2000 (Surfside Pier)

Gravity Works
Spring Shot 2002 Funtime Slingshot

Former Rides

Name Opened Closed Manufacturer Type Description
Breakdance 1985 2005 Huss Breakdance
Carousel (Adventure Pier) 2015 Chance Rides 28-Foot Carousel
City Jet 1975 1984 Schwartzkoph City Jet
Condor 1988 2011 Huss Condor Replaced by KONG
Curse of the Mummy 3D
Flitzer 1983 2018 Zierer Flitzer Replaced by Runaway Tram
Can Am Raceway 1993 2018 Creative Karts
Dante's Inferno 1980 2005
Dark River Dark Ride Replaced by the Pirates of Wildwood
Enterprise 1977
Fireball Express 2002
Gravitron 1983 2007 Wisdom Ind. Gravitron The first Gravitron ride ever built, replaced by Cygnus X-1
Haunted House 1972
In Concert 1975
Inverter 2000 2009 Chance Rides Inverter
Jersey Junkyard 1996 2011 Dark Ride
Jet Star 1973 1999 Schwarzkopf Jet Star
Jumbo Jet 1975 1987 Schwarzkopf Jet Star 3
Katapult 1985 late 1980's Schwartzkoph Katapult
King Kong 1971 1980
Maelstrom 2000 2018 KMG Spin Out
Petersburg Schlittenfahrt 1985
Poseidon Adventure 1974
RC-48 2000 2004 Pinfari RC48
Sea Dragon 2011 Pirate Ship Replaced by Riptide
Seal Flume 1990 2008 Zamperla North Pole Destroyed in the 2008 Mariner's Landing fire
Shark Bite (Surfside Pier) 1999 2018 Zamperla Pounce and Bounce
Shark Bite (Adventure Pier) 2013 S&S Power
Sky Ride 1997 2011
SkyCoaster (Surfside Pier) 2015 Skycoaster Inc. Skycoaster Replaced by the Kang'A Bounce
Star Trek: Journey to the Planet of the Apes 1975
The Storm 1999 Moser Super Loop on Top
Tilt-A-Whirl (Adventure Pier) 2011 Sellner
Tornado 2016 Wisdom Ind. Tornado
Wave Swinger (Original) 1977 2013 Replaced by an upgraded version of the same ride in 2014
Wipeout 1969 2010 Mat Slides
Zipper 1970 Chance Rides Zipper
Zyclone 1988 1989 Pinfari Zyklon
Zyklon 1967-1969 1999 Pinfari Zyklon
Wild Mouse 1957 1966-1968 B.A. Schiff & Associates Wild Mouse
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