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Morey's Piers to install $12 million wooden roller coaster in 2013

Morey's Pier 2013 coaster render

Morey's Piers will install an ambitious $12 million wooden roller coaster in 2013, with the ride's circuit set to span two piers.

The seaside amusement park in Wildwood, New Jersey promises that the ride will be an "air in your face, down and dirty Jersey Shore experience". The LA Times reports that it will hit a top speed of 50 miles per hour and will feature 3,100 feet of track.

The new ride is being built by renowned wooden coaster manufacturer Great Coasters International. It will start on Surfside Pier, climbing a 110-feet-tall lift hill. The circuit will then dive below the pier, before crossing a bridge to Hunt's Pier where it will traverse a series of camelback hills. After returning to Surfside Pier, it will dive into a tunnel on its way back to the station.

To make room for the new roller coaster, Morey's Pier will remove the Wipe Out slide from Surfside Pier. The Golden Nugget mine train coaster on Hunt's Pier has also been removed, reopening at Knoebels earlier this year as Black Diamond.

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