Runaway Tram at Morey’s Piers

Wildwood, New Jersey, USA

Project Description:

Morey’s Piers has been entertaining visitors on the boardwalks of Wildwood, New Jersey for over 50 years. In celebration of this milestone, Surfside Pier added Runaway Tram to its portfolio of family rides. The coaster is themed after the recognizable Wildwood Sightseer Tramcar, an icon of the Wildwood Boardwalk since it debuted on June 11, 1949. Originally built for the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the Sightseer's trackless trains take passengers along the two-mile boardwalk while echoing the famed, pre-recorded phrase “watch the tramcar please.”

A total investment of $4 million, the Runaway Tram climbs 40 feet before coasting, twisting and turning riders along 922 feet of track at speeds nearing 30 miles per hour. The Force 280 coaster was manufactured by Zierer in Deggendorf, Germany and features one train with 10 two-person passenger cars. JRA custom designed the ride’s train and station. Surfside Pier was completely reconfigured and seven rides were moved to make space for the roller coaster, but the park believes it was well worth it to create this innovative attraction honoring the history of Wildwood.
Morey's Piers attraction design
Moreys Piers attraction design

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