If you’re looking for a great getaway for the family, then look no further than Morey’s Piers and Water Parks. Located in Wildwood, NJ, Morey’s Piers and Water Parks has 3 piers (and a boundless boardwalk) with dozens of games and attractions to entertain everyone in your family. And this summer is extra special, since Morey’s Piers is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Morey’s Piers was founded back in 1968 by the Morey family. Today, Morey’s Piers encompasses over 80 rides and attractions as well as two beachfront water parks. But if you thought that this was just another boardwalk/beach combo, think again. Morey’s Piers is an all-in-one destination for fun. In addition to the boardwalk, there are three piers—Surfside Amusement Pier; Mariner’s Amusement Pier; and Adventure Amusement Pier—and each one has games, rides, food, and excitement.
At the end of Mariner’s Amusement Pier, you’ll find Raging Waters Water Park. The water park rivals any others you might have visited in the past. Not only does it offer speed slides, but kids can compete to see who finishes first in the Shotgun Falls. For a more laid-back experience, families can float away to their hearts’ content in the River Adventure, a lazy river that offers geysers—and even a grotto, too!
If you have little ones, you’re going to spend a lot of time at Camp Kidtastrophe, a super cool attraction full of sprays, places to climb, and a huge dump bucket. Kids can navigate through the Shipwreck Shoals, a climbing attraction where they can practice their balance—and have fun climbing the ropes, too. Or just hang out in the Activity Pool, a water-water pool where you can see all the action, from slides to the Rope Swing, to even the beautiful ferris wheel in the background.
Although the Raging Waters Water Park has enough to do for an entire day, be sure to visit the Ocean Oasis Water Park & Beach Club on the Surfside Amusement Pier. Not only does it have crazy rides (Rocket Raft Run, anyone?), but it also offers the Water Lilies Swim Up Bar aimed for adults, as well as the picture-perfect Bonsai Beach, which will make you feel like you’re at a resort in the Bahamas.
Once you’ve dried off, it’s time to truly enjoy the piers. At the Adventure Amusement Pier, you’ll find heart-stopping rides like the Springshot, the Skycoaster, as well as The Great White rollercoaster. If you want to get an aerial view of it all, take to the skies on the East Coast Helicopter Tours.
For families and toddlers, you can’t beat the attractions at the Mariner’s Amusement Pier. You’ll find kid-friendly Kiddie Swings, a Carousel, as well as Baby Venice, a miniature boat ride for babies and kids. The Flying Galleons and Seagull Cycles are a definite must-do, along with the Tea Cups and the Crazy Bus. If you’re looking to up the ante, try the Ghost Ship and the Sea Serpent, a ride that takes you on some serious twists and turns.
On the Surfside Amusement Pier, you can lose your lunch on rides like The Great Nor’easter, or Atmosfear! And when you’re looking to beat the heat, zip on down on the Zoom Phloom, a traditional boat flume ride that’s guaranteed fun in the sun—and spray, too. Plus, Morey’s Piers just opened its latest ride, Runaway Tram. It’s definitely not like the tram car you’ll find on the boardwalk!
And when you get hungry, there’s a plethora of food to pick from. Of course, you can always grab a bite on the boardwalk, which serves up typical fare such as pizza, burgers, and Curley’s fries. You can also score some fried Oreos as well as Polish Water Ice, which is a mix between an Italian ice and ice cream. And depending on what pier you’re on, you can always opt for popular eateries such as PigDog Beach*Bar*BBQ, famous for its BBQ, or have a delicious seafood dinner at Joe’s FISH Co. And after a long day of splashing in the water parks (and screaming on some of the rollercoasters), parents can partake of some liquid refreshments and adult dining at Wilhelm’s Bier Garten.
As for accommodations, you can stay in one of the Morey Hotels, such as the Blue Palms, Pan American, Port Royal, or the Starlux Boutique. Almost all of the resorts that surround Morey’s Piers are motels. And not just any motels, mind you, but motels that are a throwback to the 50s, complete with vintage signs and cool kitsch everywhere. It’s like truly taking a step back in time.
Morey’s Piers offers a variety of packages for every budget. The Water Park Family 4 Pack ($135) and allows you to enjoy both water parks and comes with a $5 food and beverage credit per person. The Same-Day Amusement Piers & Water Parks Family 4 Pack ($245) allows you and your family to have an all-access ticket to the fun that can be found on all 3 piers and the 2 water parks (plus a $10 food and beverage credit if you purchase it online).
Your family will have a blast at Morey’s Piers, where there’s action, excitement, yummy food, and playtime that will last a lifetime.