Thursday, December 6, 2018

Morey's Piers Building Runaway Tram - New Family Coaster - for 2019

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Morey's Piers has announced the addition of a brand new family roller coaster for 2019, named the Runaway Tram.  The Wildwood boardwalk is known for the tram cars that run up and down it, and if you're ever been there then you've certainly heard the famous warning to watch out of them.

The new coaster plays on those classic trams, and will send guests on a ride on one that has gone a little wild - but not too wild.

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Morey's Piers isn't giving a lot of details about the ride at this point, but did release a bunch of nice concept art on their website.  Above is an aerial of the entire ride, and as a family coaster do not expect any big drops, fast speeds or extreme thrills.  The ride features a gentle, curving first drop followed by some twists and turns before arriving back at the station.

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Roller Coaster Database is reporting that the Runaway Tram ride will be a mirror image of the Flying Eagle, which just opened at Legoland Billund this year.  That ride was created by Zierer and stands around 36 feet tall and features just under 1,000 feet of track.  The compact coaster will fit well among the other rides and attractions piled up on Morey's Piers.

The family nature of the ride is not really a surprise given the fact that Morey's just retired their famous Flitzer coaster this past fall.  The new coaster might not be as thrilling, but will still keep smaller riders happy in summer 2019.