New AtmosFEAR Comes to Morey’s Piers in Wildwood; One of Four Additional Rides for 2005

WILDWOOD, N.J., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ — In May 2005, Morey’s Piers will debut AtmosFEAR, the tallest, fastest, and most intense drop tower ride in New Jersey. Designed and manufactured by Larson International and A.R.M. Incorporated, the ride can only be described as intense. AtmosFEAR features a height of 140 feet and a freefall speed exceeding 45 MPH – creating a vertical acceleration of 3Gs!

“I am excited for Morey’s Piers and the installation of AtmosFEAR,” says Jeff Novotny, President of Larson International, Inc. “This tower ride is a proven crowd pleaser. The theming and special effects that Morey’s has planned will enhance the rider experience and make for a truly awesome thrill! Larson International, Inc. looks forward to the opening of AtmosFEAR.”

Once on board, guests will experience an excruciatingly slow ascent, accented by custom lighting and thunderous sound effects. As the vehicle climbs, fog fills the air and the ground suddenly seems farther away than expected. Without warning, the vehicle is released and literally forced downward by a special launch system. Within seconds, fail safe magnetic brakes bring the vehicle to a smooth stop.

“We chose this tower because of the ride experience,” stated Dino Fazio, Director of Operations. “It’s one of the most exhilarating rides that our team has ever experienced. Many other tower rides provide an unremarkable experience because they lack the initial ‘thrust’ offered by AtmosFEAR’s unique launch system. Couple that with one-of-a-kind lighting, sound, and fog effects, and you have a dramatic, world class attraction that will further satisfy our guests’ appetite for thrills.”

“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with the Morey’s Piers design team. Having such depth has enabled us to transform a thrilling ride into an unforgettable ride experience,” says Mike Gill, President of A.R.M. Inc. “The installation of AtmosFEAR will bring a towering start to the 2005 season.”

Morey’s Piers is located on the Boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey, and consists of three amusement piers and two beachfront waterparks. Morey’s Piers amusements are located on Spencer Avenue, Schellenger Avenue and 25th Avenue; Raging Waters waterparks are located on Schellenger Avenue and 25th Avenue. Morey’s Piers does not charge an admission fee; visitors have the option to pay by the ride or purchase an all day ride pass. Raging Waters waterparks offer several admission plans including an all day pass for both parks or a three-hour pass for one park. Ticket prices range from $35 for a book of 50 ride tickets to $44 for an adult combination ride and waterpark pass on the weekend. Family and child passes are also available as well as individual season passes. For more information and hours visit or phone 609.522.3900.

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