Thursday, October 16, 2014

Morey's Piers Monkeying Around with 2015 Ride Addition

© Morey's Piers
Not long ago Morey's Piers, Wildwood, New Jersey, sent out a survey to get some feedback on a new ride they have planned for the 2015 season.  The survey included the image above, of a ride atop an elevated platform that would appear to be a set of Larson Flying Scooters.

First thought: yes!  The more Flying Scooters around, the better.  The survey described the ride as having ride vehicles that "will be themed as aircraft that rotate around the gorilla in a circular motion."  The survey then asked for thoughts and comments on the giant gorilla, which was wearing and "I heart NJ" shirt, flip flops, and was holding the Statue of Liberty.

© Morey's Piers
Fast forward to this week, and Morey's has released a modified final version of the ride's theming, which reflected comments from the survey.  Mr. Gorilla is now wearing an "I heart WW" (for Wildwood) shirt, holding a tram car, and no longer has flip flops on.  His hands and some facial features have also been modified.

I'm not clear on exactly what the name of the ride will be, but the art's web address does refer to it as Air Race, so perhaps that?  Either way it's great to see a new ride coming to the shore.