Accolades for Wildwoods Amusement Park
“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.