Thursday, September 15, 2016

Morey's Begins Heavy Renovation of the Great Nor'Easter for Summer 2017

© Morey's Piers
Morey's Piers, located in Wildwood, New Jersey, has started the process of totally renovating the park's Great Nor'Easter roller coaster in time for the 2017 season.

The plan was actually announced way back at the start of the year, but the park has stayed mostly quiet about the changes until recently.  The park will be replacing 90% of the Great Nor'Easter's track, using new track fabricated through Vekoma in the same layout that will provide a smoother ride.  Many riders have commented on the coaster's rough ride experience, but Morey's appears to still see value in the attraction - they're spending around $4 million for the replacement!

Along with the new track the park is expected to give the coaster a brand new name, paint scheme and overall look.  New trains were added to the ride several years ago, so I'm not sure if a brand new set will debut in 2017 or the old ones will still be used.

The Great Nor'Easter opened in 1995 and is one of the earliest installations of Vekoma's Suspended Looping Coaster model.