Specific Type: Vekoma Boomerang
Morey's Pier has been one of the most popular and widely known boardwalk parks around. Many great coasters have come and gone, but the remaining survivors still attract people to the coast of New Jersey each year.
Many coasters used to operate at Morey's Pier. Among them were many coasters from the famed company, but sadly defunct manufacturer, Schwarzkopf. Jet Star, Jumbo Jet, and Katapult are three of the Schwarzkopf coasters that used to operate at Morey's Pier. Their lives ended at Morey's Pier, along with many other coasters, such as City Jet, Zyklon, and two Wild Mouse rides that were very short-lived.[/left]
Among the six coasters that operate at Morey's Pier now are the famous Vekoma suspended looping coaster Fly the Great Nor'Easter and the Great White wooden coaster. These are fairly recently built coasters, opening in the mid-90's. But one of the oldest operating coasters at Morey's Pier is the Vekoma Boomerang Sea Serpent.
Opening in 1984, Sea Serpent is found right smack in the middle of the Mariner's Landing Pier, with the two 116' spikes of the track facing the parking lot. The ride travels 47 MPH over 935' of track on a 1 minute, 48 second journey forwards and backwards. The ride pulls a very powerful 5.2 positive G force. Once boarding the 7 car long train, the riders pull down their shoulder restraints and the thumbs up is given.
After riders have boarded the yellow, orange and green train and pulled down the black shoulder restraints, the train begins its backwards climb up the first of the ride's two 116 foot lift hills, both of which are placed diagonally towards each other. The train continues to slowly rise for thirty seconds before plunging at forty-seven miles per hour right through the station and through the coaster's first inversion, a cobra roll, exerting as many as 5.2 g's on riders throughout the two instances. Exiting the cobra roll, the train encounters a quick loop before ending up on the second lift section, leaving riders pondering what is to happen next.
The second lift slowly pulls riders upwards for a few seconds, then suddenly releases, sending hopeless riders backwards at this point. In the opposite direction the train encounters the loop first this time, only to then go through the cobra roll once again which leads riders back through the station and partially up the first lift section again. The train slowly being lowered into the station concludes the one minute and forty-eight second ride, having sent riders through 935 feet of three inversions in total, both forwards and backwards.
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