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North Wildwood Celebrates Tram Car's 70th Anniversary With New Rollercoaster

The $4 million ride with 10 two-person passenger cars climbs up the 40-foot coaster before twisting and turning through 922 feet of track

What to Know

  • Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterpark is debuting a reimagining of their iconic 1949 Sightseer called the Runaway Tram.
  • The $4 million ride with 10 two-person passenger cars climbs up the 40-foot coaster before twisting and turning through 922 feet of track.
  • To make room for the coaster, Surfside Pier was reconfigured, and seven rides were moved to make space.

There's a brand new rollercoaster in North Wildwood, but it's got a familiar look and sound.

Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterpark has opened a ride called the Runaway Tram.

The $4 million ride with 10 two-person passenger cars climbs uphill more than four stories before twisting and turning through 922 feet of track.

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To make room for the coaster, Surfside Pier was reconfigured, and seven rides were moved to make space.

The ride is Morey’s Piers’ seventh roller coaster. It was originally supposed to open to the public by July 2, but its first rides were delayed until this weekend.

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