Runaway Tram at Morey’s Piers

Wildwood, New Jersey, USA

Project Description:

Morey’s Piers, celebrating fifty years on the boardwalks of the Wildwood, New Jersey, will debut a new ride this summer on Surfside Pier: the family-friendly Runaway Tram.

The new family roller coaster is themed after the recognizable Wildwood Sightseer Tramcar, an icon of the Wildwood Boardwalk since it debuted nearly 70 years ago on June 11, 1949. Originally built for the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the trackless trains take passengers along the two-mile boardwalk while echoing the famed, pre-recorded phrase “watch the tramcar please.”

A total investment of four million dollars, the Runaway Tram will climb 40 feet before coasting, twisting and turning riders along 922 feet of track. The Zierer Force 280 coaster features one train with 10 two-person passenger cars, and JRA is custom designing the ride’s train and station. To make room for the new ride, Morey’s Piers had to move seven rides and completely reconfigure Surfside Pier, but the park believes it's well worth it to create this innovative attraction honoring the history of Wildwood.

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