You’d be forgiven for assuming Morey’s Piers, Wildwood’s family-run amusement park, is a summer-only business. After all, the rides and water parks DO shut down after Labor Day. But company elves aren’t exactly off-duty. This time of year, they’re hard at work spreading yuletide joy.
“The holidays are all about creating memories and sharing traditions with loved ones, which is something we’re always striving to facilitate,” says Maggie Warner, public relations manager for the piers. “So of course we want to help our guests celebrate!”
No, this doesn’t mean Morey’s employees are about to show up at your house armed with fuzzy socks, hot cocoa and a pile of Hallmark DVDs (although they could…). Rather, they’re hoping to eliminate the stress from your holiday shopping experience.
The company’s highly anticipated Winter Holiday Sale, running now through January 3, is offering deep discounts of up to 40 percent on various pier pass options for the 2020 season. The Wild Pass, for instance — which allows for all-day, all-season access to rides and water parks, and typically retails for $400 — is now available for $275 (or even less for certain age groups). In addition to Wild Passes, amusement ride and water park 10 packs make great stocking stuffers and may even score you on Santa’s nice list. With savings up to $190 it’s definitely something worth screaming about. Those looking to shop the deals are encouraged to visit moreyspiers.com, or to call 1-866-MOREYS1 daily between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
“We know that, this time of year, everyone is strapped for cash,” Warner says. “It truly brings us so much happiness to hear all the comments from visitors who are able to put a little summer fun under the tree for their loved ones because of this sale.”
Also on the Morey’s holiday roster? A much-anticipated light show in which all 98,688 of the LED lights on the company’s Giant Wheel, among the tallest of its kind on the east coast, will be illuminated after dark throughout the month of December.
The show, which is the brain-child of Anthony Canzano, audio-video tech for the piers, takes multiple hours to program and includes some old-favorites, including Santa’s face and a twinkling Christmas tree, as well as a couple of images new for this year. (Morey’s can’t divulge what they are, for fear of spoiling the surprise for droves of spectators who line up on Schellenger Avenue in the leadup to Christmas.)
“Being a community-minded company is an important value at Morey’s Piers,” Canzano says. “And this is a great way to engage with our community during the most wonderful time of the year.”
Finally, the Morey’s staff is busy working on the “presents” they plan on gifting a new season of visitors in 2020, from new bike racks to comfier roller coaster vehicles. For updates on those, be sure to check out the new “blog” at moreyspiers.com.
And, in the meantime, Warner says: “From all of us at Morey’s Piers, have a safe, happy and fun holiday season.”