August 16th is National Roller Coaster Day, so after my all day trip to SFGAdv on Friday the 15th, my coastermania weekend continued with a ride down to Wildwood on Saturday morning, with the missus and two of my closest friends. We stayed with my folks and actually went up to the boardwalk three times over the course of Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday we stopped up around dinnertime to eat some Macks Pizza and to walk down the beach to dip our feet in the ocean. We strolled the boards a bit but no rides.
After all of our rides this season we've decided we prefer the red over the blue train as the restraint sits higher on the blue train and sort of leans into your stomach while the red trains' restraints sit over your thighs making for a much more comfortable ride. I love the whip of airtime over the first drop and the bunnyhills. The turnaround before the bunnyhills needs to be retracked, it is beyond bumpy.
We made it down to Mariners Pier and did the Riptide pirate ship ride. Just like a few weekends ago, we sat on the end for some great airtime. I love that they cycle this ride for so long. We got some boardwalk eats (more Macks Pizza, some Kohr Bros custard) and were on our way home around midnight.
Sunday afternoon we headed back up for a few more rides - yet another back seat spin on The Great White. We were very stoked to walk up and see that only the red train was running.
Healthy food on the boardwalk? Who knew?
After doing Zumanjaro a few times recently I was determined to do Wildwood's 140 foot Atmosfear drop ride, and no one would ride with me, so I did it alone. It felt more forceful of a drop but so much shorter than Zumanjaro's 415 feet.
All in all it was another great weekend at Morey's Piers, with tons of quality riding.
The Great White x2
Screaming Swing x1
Tram Car x1 (so bumpy its a ride all in itself!)