Rollie’s Coaster Update – Tracks on The Beach!

A few months back we announced that Rollie’s Coaster, located on Morey’s Mariner’s Pier, was getting a massive refurbishment.

The project called for the entire coaster to be disassembled and removed from the pier. Morey’s Piers laid out the support structure of the coaster on the beach. The track was moved to their maintenance facility on Dinosaur Beach (aka the pier right on Juniper Avenue and the boardwalk).

Morey’s maintenance facility has a massive coaster building that they store coaster parts and work on them.

For this project, Morey’s brought in the track, checked each one of them for their durability, fixed and imperfections, and then painted them.

Morey’s is number one when it comes to safety. This is why every year you see many different rides taken fully apart and put back together (Think of the Balloon race).

Now that the parts are refurbished it’s time to put them back together.

The coaster is an older Pinfari (now defunct manufacturer) design that requires some parts of the ride to be assembled on the ground before being lifted into place. This ride was originally created for traveling fairs. Having them bolted together prior to being lifted into place would have saved the traveling fair time.

In the video at the bottom of this article, you can see how the new track has to be bolted into place before being moved.

Once all the parts are bolted together, they will be lifted by crane into their position on the pier. This will be down over the course of a week and a half.

Morey’s Mariner’s Pier opens for the season on April 29th. This gives them over two months to install the coaster, test it and have it inspected by the state by opening day.

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