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'PIER-HOPPING' COASTER ANNOUNCED FOR MOREY'S PIERS IN 2013

We've heard stories of the plan. We've read about the idea. Now we have confirmation of the pier-spanning wooden roller coaster at Morey's Piers in Wildwood, NJ.

The $12 million creation from Great Coasters International will dive beneath the boardwalk and race across a cantilevered bridge before navigating a series of high-speed twists and turns. After climbing to the top of a 110-foot lift hill in Millenium Flyer-style trains, the coaster will top speeds of 50 mph and will pull 4 Gs over 3100 feet of track.

A cantilevered bridge, which will resemble the main sail of a sail boat and will feature a low camelback hill, will span between Surfside Pier, where the station will be located, and Hunt's Pier. On Hunt's Pier, the twisting and turning coaster will take riders through a series of zero-G camelbacks and extreme banked turns before heading back across the bridge.

For the finale back on Surfside Pier, the train will traverse a short bunny hop before plummeting into a tunnel that offers one last surprise dip.

The as yet unnamed roller coaster is expected to open in 2013.

 

Photo by Morey's Piers. View full-sized image.
Photo by Morey's Piers. View full-sized image.
Photo by Morey's Piers. View full-sized image.
Photo by Morey's Piers. View full-sized image.
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