Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Great Golden Nugget Article

Philly.com did a nice article on the Golden Mine Ride at Morey's Piers that really shows what a hard decision it was for the owners to remove the ride.

Jack Morey let the ride sit on the closed pier for 8 years hoping that there would be a way to save, move, or even reuse the ride in a way that would honor its history.

Strict building costs, as well as high costs and the damage caused by time have taken the feasibility out of reopening the ride.

A new wooden coaster is under design that will span two of Morey's piers, including the one that the Golden Nugget sits on.

For more photos and info on the ride, like the one above, check out Funchase.com.