Top 10 Tips for Visiting Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey

A summer trip to Wildwood, New Jersey is a great retreat for families who love their beach trips with a side of adventure. If you’re headed to the Jersey Shore, you will definitely want to check out Morey’s Piers, three fun-filled piers offering amusement park rides and coasters, water park fun, boardwalk games, culinary treats and so much more. Read on for my tips for visiting Morey’s Piers.

Top 10 Tips for Visiting Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey

Top 10 Tips for Visiting Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey

 Top 10 Tips for Visiting Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey

Dress cool and comfortable for a day at Morey's Piers. Top 10 Tips for Visiting Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey

Dress cool and comfortable for a day at Morey’s Piers.

1) What to Wear

A day at Morey’s Piers means a beachy outfit and super comfortable shoes like strappy sandals or Birkenstocks. Pack swimsuits, rash guards and waterproof phone pouches if you’re planning to get wet and don’t forget sunscreen and sunglasses. I highly suggest a small cross body bag that you can wear on the non-water rides and water shoes and rashguards for the kids.
The VIP Behind The Scenes Tour is a great way to learn about Morey's Piers History. Top 10 Tips for Visiting Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey

The VIP Behind The Scenes Tour is a great way to learn about Morey’s Piers History.

2) Book a Morey’s Piers VIP Tour

For kids 12+ and adults, the Morey’s Piers VIP Tour is a unique opportunity to learn all about the inner workings of the three Morey’s Piers. The 90-minute tour is led by a Morey family member and explains all the magical details that go into keeping Morey’s Piers safe, clean and friendly. I loved seeing the back-of-house storage and maintenance areas, watching how the workers maintain 300+ feet of roller coaster tracks and learning about the magnetic roller coaster brakes.  I also loved learning a little trivia like they go through 400,000 pounds of potatoes each summer! The tour ends with a bucket of Curley’s famous french fries and other fun souvenirs.

3) Have a Plan

If you’re traveling with a large group, pick a meeting spot and have younger kids wear waterproof ID bands in case they get lost. There are three piers (Mariner’s Pier, Surfside Pier, and Adventure Pier) with attractions for all ages so you might want to spend an hour or two at each pier before scheduling the entire day.
We loved all the family friendly rides at Morey's Piers. Top 10 Tips for Visiting Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey

We loved all the family friendly rides at Morey’s Piers

4) Don’t Miss the Family Friendly Rides

Yes, there is the Giant Wheel and multiple carousels (with an upstairs and spinning teacup seats!) but don’t miss the many other family friendly rides. The giant Seagull cycles that give you a great aerial view of the piers and the ocean as you pedal along. The Flying Galleon monorail is a fun pirate themed ride we all enjoyed and don’t miss the kid friendly roller coasters, tilt-a-whirl and bumper cars and my daughter’s personal favorite, the Kite Flyer. There are plenty of toddler-friendly rides so everyone can get in on the action. Note: It can get quite windy on the rides so bring a jacket if you go at night.
Tasty snacks are everywhere on Morey's Piers. Top 10 Tips for Visiting Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey

Tasty snacks are everywhere on Morey’s Piers.

5) Take a Snack Break

Walking tacos, funnel cakes, french fries, crepes, pizza, popcorn and ice cream are just some of the delicious food items available at Morey’s Piers. We loved taking an afternoon snack break and trying new treats like Curley’s fries and sweet lemonade. And yes, there are some healthy options too like colorful smoothie bowls.
If you love thrill rides, don't miss FLY! - The Great Nor'EasterTop 10 Tips for Visiting Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey

If you love thrill rides, don’t miss FLY! – The Great Nor’Easter

6) Try a Thrill Ride or Two

My daughter was just short of the 52″ height minimum for FLY! The Great Nor’Easter ride but my husband and I both tried it out and it was definitely one of the fastest and most scenic rides we’ve even ridden. My personal favorite was The Great White since I prefer not going upside down. And you can probably guess we were all too chicken to try the really crazy adventurous Springshot and Skyscraper rides but loved watching…
You can enjoy tasty sit down meals at several Morey's Piers restaurants. Top 10 Tips for Visiting Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey

You can enjoy tasty sit-down meals at several Morey’s Piers restaurants

7) Enjoy Great Dining

Just because you’re on a boardwalk doesn’t mean you can’t have a nice meal. After a full day of running around, we loved our leisurely dinner of healthy salads, generous kids meal options and salmon perfectly cooked on a plank at Joe’s Fish Co. Other great spots for a sit-down meal are Stubborn Brothers where we enjoyed tasty appetizers and frosty cocktails (and mocktails) on the beachfront patio, Jumbo’s for oversized crab cakes and sandwiches and Taco Joint for south-of-the border faves.

Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis Water Parks are fun for the whole family. Top 10 Tips for Visiting Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey

Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis Water Parks are fun for the whole family

8) Splash Away at Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis Water Parks

These two water parks open before the rest of the piers so pick the sunniest day of your trip and map out some water park fun for the whole family. Both parks feature kiddie play areas with water canons, nets, ropes and water sprays. The entire family will enjoy the awesome lazy rivers and adventure seekers will love Shotgun Falls which features a six-foot drop and the WipeOut racer slides. I loved how clean and orderly everything was kept as well as the large seating areas, locker areas, and large bathrooms. Bring your own lightweight towels and goggles as well as a waterproof phone pouch and portable safe.
My daughter enjoyed a kids yoga and art class on Adventure Pier. Top 10 Tips for Visiting Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey

My daughter enjoyed a kids yoga and art class on Adventure Pier.

9) Get A Taste of The Arts on Adventure Pier

Stop by the artBOX Store on Adventure Pier and check out the funky original artwork including sculptures and prints, clothing, memorabilia, home goods and more. Don’t miss the galleries which are located inside old freight containers and climb up the steps for an awesome view. Check the events schedule for music and crafts offerings.

10) Chat With The Staff

Many of the employees running the rides are foreign exchange students from around the world. We had the best time chatting with these enthusiastic students and watching them smile and clap as we were on the rides.

Have you been to Morey’s Piers?  What are your tips for visiting Morey’s Piers? Tell me your favorite ride in the comments below. Ready to plan your trip? Check out these Top 10 Cool Things to do in Wildwood, New Jersey.

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Thank you to Morey’s Piers for providing our hotel accommodations and some meals and activities. As always, all opinions are my own. This post contains some affiliate links. If you don’t want to miss a post, subscribe to Globetrotting Mommy for daily updates!

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