Great Nor'Easter

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Great Nor'Easter
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Morey's Piers
Location Wildwood, New Jersey, USA
Status Operating since May 26, 1995
Cost $5,500,000
Height restriction between 52" and 79"
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Inverted
Product SLC (Custom)
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 115 feet
Drop 95 feet
Top speed 55 mph
Length 2170 feet
Inversions 5
Duration 2:05
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Vekoma (replaced 2008)
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Great Nor'Easter (formerly called Fly the Great Nor'Easter) is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Morey's Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey, USA. It opened to the public on May 26, 1995.[1]

Riders are required to give 8 tickets or have a wristband in order to ride, and must be over 52" and under 79". Further restrictions are posted at the ride, and loose articles (cell phones, flip flops, etc.) are not permitted. With the installation of two new trains, the ride has become very smooth and comfortable in comparison to the original two trains, which gave riders a rough experience. For 2008, the coaster received a 1.2 million dollar upgrade, which saw new-style "Freedom Seats" cars installed.

For the 2017 season the roller coaster was overhauled, which included the replacement of 90% of the track.[2] It reopened on May 25, 2017.[3]

Design

At first glance it might look like it is the standard layout, but it makes a u-turn out of the station unlike the standard layout. This makes it one of two SLCs with a completely custom layout, the other being Odyssey at Fantasy Island.

For 2006, the track and supports were painted white. Previously, they had been painted in a pinkish-red.

During its renovation in 2017, it was repainted again to have white track and teal supports by Baynum Painting.

Trains

2 trains with 10 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 20 riders per train.

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