Thursday, September 30, 2010

Morey’s Giant Slide Slated to Slide into History

 


Moreys' Piers says 'goodbye' to its first attraction - The Giant Slide or "Wipe Out" - during a farewell celebration Sunday, October 10th during the piers' Super Sunday Closing Celebration

The Giant Slide at Morey’s Piers, known as “Wipe Out,” will officially slide into history as a memory following a “farewell celebration” slated for Sunday, October 10, from noon-2 p.m., at Morey’s Surfside Pier, located on the Boardwalk at 26th Street in North Wildwood.

The public celebration will include photo opportunities, a “Memory Lane” display of historical images, and an exhibit of future attractions. Morey mascot, Sunny C. Gull, will be on hand, and all attendees will receive a complimentary memorial postcard.

Through an online lottery system, 200 lucky sliders will have a “last chance” to slide down the Wipe Out. Also during this time, orders will be taken for a memorial piece of the slide for $50 each, with proceeds being donated to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) archive preservation fund.

The farewell ceremony will mark 42 years since brothers Bill and Will Morey spotted a giant 12-lane fiberglass slide operating near a shopping center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in the fall of 1968. Inspired by what they saw, the brothers purchased a similar ride, called it “The Wipe Out” and officially entered a life long passion in the amusement business.

For more information about Morey’s Piers, visit www.moreyspiers.com.

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About Morey’s Piers

Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, New Jersey is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969. Voted the third best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today, Morey’s Piers has over 100 rides and attractions spanning over eighteen acres along six beach blocks and includes three amusement piers and two beachfront waterparks. Convenient to the major population centers of the Northeast, yet a world apart, Morey’s Piers along with Morey Resorts combines the pure joy of an amusement park, the sights and sounds of a classic boardwalk, outstanding accommodations, together with the rhythm of beach life. Visit them at Surfside Pier, featuring the Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club at 25th Avenue, Mariner’s Landing Pier, featuring Raging Waters Waterpark at Schellenger Avenue, and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue. For more information, visit www.moreyspiers.com or phone (609) 522-3900.

4 comments:

  1. BUT WHY? Why would they want to tear down a piece of Wildwood history, and sell the pieces to go to the preservation of amusement piers??? Has everyone gone nuts up there?

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  2. I thought the same thing. Sad.

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  3. I am truly saddened by this. You're tearing down my childhood, my memories! I have a 6 month old and couldn't wait to bring him on it too, like my mom did me when I was little. If I would have known this in July I certainly would've climbed those steps for the last time and slid down that slide one last time.
    Big mistake Morey's, big mistake!

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  4. First it was the historic Do-Wop hotels and neon signs, replaced by those ugly condo boxes, now this. You would have thought that Wildwood had learned it's lesson, but I guess not. Tear it all down, you fools.

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