With the beautiful rockwork of River Adventure at Raging Waters fresh in our minds, Jack Morey thought the Zoom Phloom on Surfside Pier could use some sprucing up. The rock work, waterfalls and loading station are all in the midst of a major redesign that will freshen up one of the longest, tallest, and steepest log flumes on the East Coast and provide some beautiful scenery and photo ops.
Inspired by the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the Zoom Phloom makeover endeavors to create a Morey’s Piers “Sea of Life” out of the existing rockwork and run outs on the ride. Our “Sea of Life” will feature hand carved seals, sharks, an octopus and more! Joe Pez of Concrete Links, the same artist who hand-carved the rocks, logs and waterfalls of River Adventure last spring with a steak knife, will perform the sea life carvings for this project.
Construction began in early October and our East Coast seals are already starting to take shape in the form of wire frames around the giant globe at the foot of the ride. Our largest seal will appear to balance the globe on his nose. The wire frames for our stony sea life will be sprayed with gunite, carved to perfection by the aforementioned skilled hands and then stained to a picture perfect finish.