Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Morey's Pier Opens Two New Water Attractions

New Jersey is filled with a wonderful assortment of seaside amusement and water parks, and Wildwood's Morey's Piers is easily one of the largest and most well known.

The Morey family has amusements spread out over three different piers, two of which contain water parks.  Those two locations, named Ocean Oasis and Raging Waters, are both the focus of the capital spent for the 2012 season.

It may seem almost silly to have a water park located literally next to the ocean, but since the beaches are destinations for hundreds of thousands of week long family vacations each year, it actually makes perfect sense.

© Morey's Piers

Raging waters has totally redeveloped the park's lazy river attraction and renamed it River Adventure.  The experience has been themed top to bottom with what appears to be plenty of woodsy, naturalistic elements.

Many sections feature elaborate rockwork along the course, and in other area large fallen trees erupt with water that cascades down on riders.  Plenty of other waterfalls and even geysers keep those floating around on their toes, so to speak.  There's even a cove in one area that allows passengers to sneak into and relax, if they choose.

© Morey's Piers

While the Adventure River is decidedly a relaxing addition to Raging Waters, the Ocean Oasis park has taken the other route and added a high action slide.

Actually, if we want to be technical they've gone and added six different mat racing slides in one tower from Proslide, known as Wipeout.  One of many such attractions that have opened at water park across the country this Summer, Wipeout puts six different riders, lying forwards on a mat, against each other as they slide down rolling hills and race for the finish.

The checkered finish line and banner add to the race excitement, and as has already been proven at other parks these high capacity slides are always a hit.

Now, Morey's, when's that huge wooden coaster that's going to span two piers going in?  I kid - we think 2012's additions help even better round out an already stellar selections of rides!