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Sea Serpent
Sea Serpent.JPG
Sea Serpent taken from boardwalk
Morey's Piers
Park section Mariner's Landing Pier
Coordinates 38°59′09″N 74°48′35″W / 38.9858°N 74.8097°W / 38.9858; -74.8097Coordinates: 38°59′09″N 74°48′35″W / 38.9858°N 74.8097°W / 38.9858; -74.8097
Status Operating
Opening date 1984
Cost $1,500,000 USD
General statistics
Type Steel – Shuttle
Manufacturer Vekoma
Designer Vekoma
Model Boomerang
Track layout Boomerang
Lift/launch system Cable lift hill
Height 125 ft (38 m)
Drop 116.5 ft (35.5 m)
Length 935 ft (285 m)
Speed 47 mph (76 km/h)
Inversions 3
Duration 1:48
Capacity 760 riders per hour
G-force 5.2
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Sea Serpent at RCDB
Pictures of Sea Serpent at RCDB

Sea Serpent is a steel roller coaster at Morey's Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey. Opened in 1984, it was built by Vekoma, and was the first boomerang-style coaster to be built in the US. The coaster's installation was part of a redevelopment of the Marine Pier into a new Mariner's Landing area in 1984. The Sea Serpent currently sits in the middle of Mariners Landing and serves as an icon for the pier along with The Giant Wheel.

Riders board yellow, orange and green trains to go with the theme. It is a single train with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders. The train begins its backwards climb up the first of the ride's two 116 foot lift hills, both of which are placed diagonally towards each other. The train continues to slowly rise for thirty seconds before dropping at forty-seven miles per hour right through the station and through the coaster's first inversion, a Cobra Roll, exerting as many as 5.2 g's on riders throughout the two elements. The train then goes through a Loop before ending up on the second lift section. The second lift pulls riders upwards for a few seconds, then releases, sending riders backwards. The train encounters the loop first this time, only to then go through the cobra roll once again which leads riders back through the station and partially up the first lift section again. The train then slowly lowers back down into the station, having sent riders through 935 feet of three inversions in total, both forwards and backwards.

During the 2019-2020 off season, the ride underwent a makeover, which includes replacing the second lift hill, brakes, and the trains.

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