Wildwood, New Jersey
The first boardwalk along the shore of the Atlantic Ocean in Wildwood was built in 1900. Brothers Will and Bill Morey built the Giant Slide at the new Moreys Surf Side Pier in 1969. Marine Pier, which started in 1918, was purchased by the Morey brothers and renamed Mariners Landing in 1979. Wildwood's Fun Pier was built in 1927, but after it was destroyed by two fires in 1984, the Moreys purchased it and renamed it Wild Wheels Raceway and Adventure Pier. In addition to the three piers, Morey's has two waters parks called Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis. The separate names for each pier were retired in 1998, and the whole complex now is called Morey's Piers.
Morey's Piers sits on a five-mile long beach and a two-mile long boardwalk. The three piers and two water parks have over seventy rides. Additionally, the piers have been home to a wide variety of coasters that are no longer there:
City Jet (1975-1984) was a Schwarzkopf "City Jet 400" model. Located on Fun Pier, it was damaged when at least eight attractions were destroyed by fire in 1984.
Jet Star (1993-1999) was a Schwarzkopf "Jet Star" model located on the original Morey's Pier. It was built in 1972, ran near Astroland (Coney Island) in 1976 and 1977, then operated as Jet Star at Knoebels Amusement Park from 1977 to 1992. It was last seen operating in Europe at various fairs.
Jumbo Jet (1976-1986) was a "Jet Star 3 - Jumbo Jet" model located on the original Morey's Pier.
Katapult (1980s) was one of five Schwarzkopf "Katapult" models. It was an extremely small ride that that launched trains through one loop. It ran at Morey's Surf Side Pier.
RC-48 (2000-2004) replaced the Jet Star. (See pictures below for details.)
Zyklon (1967-1999) was a Pinfari "Z47" model that operated on Mariner's Landing.
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