Will and Jack Morey, 2nd Generation Owners, with Golden Ticket Award
Latest Award in a Season of Consumer and Industry
Accolades for Wildwoods Amusement Park
The Wildwoods, NJ (September 17, 2015) – Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks located on the boardwalk of the Wildwoods, NJ, was named “Best Seaside Park” by Amusement Today, an amusement industry news leader, at the 2015 Golden Ticket Awards on September 12 at Luna Park in Coney Island, New York.
“This honor really belongs to our dedicated staff who bring their A game every day to deliver the genuine guest service that makes a visit to Morey’s Piers truly special,” said Will Morey, second-generation partner of Morey’s Piers.
“Receiving the award for Best Seaside Park in what was arguably the world’s first seaside park, Coney Island, is particularly surreal,” added Jack Morey, second-generation partner of Morey’s Piers.
In a joint statement, Will and Jack said, “Growing up in this business and now raising our kids in the business and in the Wildwoods, we all recognize the responsibility we have to the community to preserve the authentic boardwalk experience while continuing to innovate for current and future guests.”
The classic seaside attraction was selected at the top of its category by Amusement Today’s selected panel of experienced park enthusiasts from all over the world, narrowly inching out Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, located in Santa Cruz, CA, who has held the title since 2007. Runners up also included Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, England and Gröna Lund in Stockholm Sweden.
Morey’s Piers closed out the 2015 summer season earning yet another Ellis and Associates (E&A) Platinum Safety Award, which honors water parks exceeding all criteria for aquatic safety. “Only 10% of E&A clients, in the world, score in this category and qualify for this award,” added George Rohman, Senior Water Park Operations Manager at Morey’s Piers. “Earning this award for both Ocean Oasis and Raging Waters means that our water parks constantly exceed industry standards in risk management and aquatic safety, and signifies our commitment to professionalism, training, safety and service.”
Morey’s Raging Waters Water Park has received the Platinum Safety Award for 19 consecutive years, and Morey’s Ocean Oasis Water Park has been awarded the same honor 15 consecutive years. Each season Morey’s trains 200 lifeguards between both water parks.
During its 2015 annual audit, International Ride Training (IRT) scored Morey’s Piers at 98.8%; the seaside attraction’s highest scoring to date. iROC Critical Component Ride/Attractions audits are performed in accordance with accepted standard practices of the amusement industry, ASTM International F24 for Amusement Rides and Devices, and the Ride Operator Ten Critical Component Criteria taught exclusively at IRT Safety School.
Over the course of the season, Morey’s employs up to 400 ride operators and as many as 30 ride supervisors. On average, Morey’s Piers conducts up to 3,000 ride specific operator and attendant trainings each season.
Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks received a Tripadvisor 2015 Travelers’ Choice award for Top Water Parks in the United States and recently ranked number two out of America’s top 40 water parks, according to Foursquare.
For more information on Morey’s Piers, visit www.moreyspiers.com.
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 and #1 Best Beach Boardwalk by Family Vacation Critic, 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 water parks. Convenient to the major population centers of the Northeast, yet a world apart, Morey’s Piers along with Morey Hotels & 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 Water Park and Beach Club at 25th Avenue, Mariner’s Landing Pier, featuring Raging Waters Water Park at Schellenger Avenue, and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue. For more information, visit www.moreyspiers.com or phone (609) 522-3900 or like us on Facebook. You can also follow us on Twitter and YouTube.