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The Great Nor'easter
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Morey's Piers
Park section Surfside Pier
Coordinates 38°59′21″N 74°48′08″W / 38.9893°N 74.8023°W / 38.9893; -74.8023Coordinates: 38°59′21″N 74°48′08″W / 38.9893°N 74.8023°W / 38.9893; -74.8023
Status Operating
Opening date May 26, 1995
Cost $5,500,000 USD
General statistics
Type Steel – Inverted
Manufacturer Vekoma
Model Suspended Looping Coaster-Custom
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 115 ft (35 m)
Drop 95 ft (29 m)
Length 2,170 ft (660 m)
Speed 55 mph (89 km/h)
Inversions 5
Duration 2:05
Capacity 1200 riders per hour
Height restriction 52 in (132 cm)
Trains 2 trains with 10 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 20 riders per train.
The Great Nor'easter at RCDB
Pictures of The Great Nor'easter at RCDB

The Great Nor'easter (formerly called Fly - The Great Nor Easter from 2006 to 2016) is a steel inverted roller coaster, a Suspended Looping Coaster model manufactured by the Dutch company Vekoma. It is located at Morey's Piers' amusement park in North Wildwood, NJ. The track is colored white and blue and seats 20 people per ride in two trains. Riders are required to give 9 tickets or have a wristband in order to ride, and must be over 52" and under 79". Further restrictions are posted at the ride, and loose articles (cell phones, flip flops, etc.) are not permitted.

The Great Nor'easter opened on May 26, 1995. It was known by that name until 2005, and since 2017.

Refurbishments

2006

For 2006, the track and supports were painted white. Previously, they had been painted in a pinkish-red.

2008

For 2008, the coaster received a 1.2 million dollar upgrade, which saw new-style "Freedom Seats" cars installed. "The new train features an ergonomically designed seat making the ride experience more enjoyable by holding the rider firmly, while also providing unhindered vision in all directions as well as complete arm freedom. The design utilizes a lap bar and innovative vest, to comfortably restrain Guests during the ride. Add to that a redesigned station and all new red, white and blue color theme, and you have a brand new ride experience!” The seats were originally used for two Suspended Family Coaster, but people enjoyed them so much they added them to Suspended Looping Coasters.

2017

In February 2016, Morey's Piers revealed that $4 million would be spent on replacing 90% of the ride's track with new track that uses 'bending technology' to make for a smoother ride experience.

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