Sea Serpent (Morey's Piers)

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Sea Serpent
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Morey's Piers
Location Wildwood, New Jersey, USA
Status Operating since June 27, 1984
Cost $1,500,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Boomerang
Type Steel - Shuttle
Hourly capacity 760
Height 116.5 feet
Top speed 47 mph
Length 935 feet
Track inversions 3
Rider inversions 6
Duration 1:48
G-Force 5.2
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Vekoma (replaced 2020)
Riders per train 28
HELP
The train while in the station

Sea Serpent is a steel roller coaster located at Morey's Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey, USA. It is a Boomerang built by Vekoma.

Opened on June 27, 1984,[1] the Sea Serpent was the first boomerang-style coaster built in the United States and is located on Morey's Mariner's Landing Pier.

Design

The Sea Serpent consists of a single train with seven cars, capable of carrying 28 passengers. The ride begins when the train is pulled backwards from the station and up the first lift hill by a catchcar. After being released, the train passes through the station, enters a Cobra Roll track element, and then travels through a vertical loop. After being pulled up a second lift hill, the train is released to head backwards through each inversion once more, making the total amount of inversions per ride six.

Incident

On July 9, 1984 at around 9pm, the train stalled in the cobra roll element. It had completed the first inversion, but failed to complete the second. The rescue operation required scaffolding to be erected to evacuate riders, and took four hours.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Investigators, Engineers Probe Why Wildwood Coaster Stalled", The Millville Daily (July 10, 1984), pp. 3. Retrieved on April 30, 2021.

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