WILDWOOD – In 2017 the Great Nor’Easter rollercoaster at Morey’s Pier will get a makeover.
“Ninety percent of the track is being completely moved and replaced with the newest bending technologies that will make it very smooth,” said Jack Morey, co-owner of Morey’s Pier. “It’s being made right now in Holland as we speak.”
The company in the Netherlands making the new tracks, Vekoma, has an extensive resume making coasters.
Some of the notable rides the company has made are the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Walt Disney World and the Flight of the Hippogriff in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando.
“They’re a big deal,” Morey said.
Morey said that the company is getting ready to announce a naming competition to the updated track
“Based on the cost of the new attraction and the smoothness of the new ride, we feel it likely warrants a new name and color,” he said.
The project is estimated to cost about $4 million.