WILDWOOD, NJ – Morey’s Pier in Wildwood is reopening. This news comes after Governor Phil Murphy announced the reopening of amusement rides across the state.
“Following the Governor’s announcement of earlier today, we are excited to welcome families back onto the piers again when we reopen on July 2nd,” The company said. “Morey’s has been crafting summer fun for over 50 years and while events of this year have certainly reshaped the way we work, live and value family all the more, our long-standing commitment to safety, service, and fun has not wavered. ”
“We are working hard to redefine family fun this summer and are further expanding our commitment to safety and cleanliness starting with our Safe Play Promise. As modeled after Morey Resorts Safe Stay Promise, these strengthened procedures are designed to give our guests even greater confidence in visiting our facilities and to give our staff the protection they need during these times,” a statement from the company read.
Upon reviewing operating guidance from the State of New Jersey, Morey’s will be releasing additional information pertaining to our Safe Play Promise, hours of operation, and operating procedures. This information will be available on their website. For a list of what is currently open and hours of operation please visit https://www.moreyspiers.com/info/park-hours.
“As you expect, we will be operating under new “normal for now” guidelines and standards, therefore, a visit to the piers will be different this summer. Even so, our team is working diligently to prepare our facilities with a strong line-up of rides and attractions for the remainder of the 2020 season,” the company said. “Please know, when we welcome guests back on the piers on July 2nd, we’ll look to make it full of the family fun and cherished memories that come with a visit to Morey’s Piers. Lastly, we acknowledge our dedicated staff and loyal guests who have helped us weather this storm and remain so committed to Morey’s Piers. We thank them all for their continued trust and look forward to opening “Safely Together” on July 2nd.”
This week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy hailed the return and reopening of amusement parks across New Jersey. For weeks, the amusement park industry has been looking for answers as reopening seemed to be getting pushed off by the governor, even as the traditional Memorial Day Weekend kick off passed.
According to the state, outdoor amusement parks and water parks will be able to reopen next Thursday, July 2.
The directive from the Governor includes rides on boardwalks and in amusement parks. Murphy said ride operates will need to follow specific guidance from the state to better protect their customers and employees. Those guidelines are currently being finalized and will be forthcoming.
The Governor anticipated that park attendance will be kept at first to 50% of listed capacity, and that face coverings will be required of all staff and of attendees, where they are practicable. Strict hygiene protocols should also be fully anticipated.
Rides will need to be configured to ensure six feet distance between groups and must be frequently sanitized. Distance markers must be placed at the line so those waiting for rides are six feet apart.
“None of that should surprise anybody, right?” Murphy asked. “Capacity constraints, face coverings, heightened hygiene, social distancing, those are now, you should expect, folks, those are part of the norm going forward.”
Murphy said the opening was to allow for families to have a safe and healthy fourth of July weekend.
“But with next week’s July 4 holiday weekend rapidly approaching and with families rightfully looking for ways to enjoy their time off together,” Murphy said. “We wanted to make it known that yes, the rides will be in operation. But moreover, we want everyone to enjoy their time together responsibly.”