New boardwalk ride bring first signs of summer at the Shore

    Shore-goers will soon have a new contraption to fly, twist and swing on. Despite the rain and threat of snow, North Wildwood’s Morey’s Piers’ is hard at work on its latest ride: “it.”

    The ride, which the Press of Atlantic City reports is two years in the making, will debut Memorial Day weekend after a fry-eating contest. Nothing like a bunch of fry-filled people testing out a new ride.

    “It” moves at 41 mph just above the boardwalk so spectators can take in the thrill and misery from a decent vantage point.

    Built at a plant in the Netherlands, the ride holds 24 people secured with lap belts and features weightlessness and positive G-forces. Anti-nausea manufacturers might want to consider a nearby advertisement.

    Feed the Feed: Who cares if it’s raining? What’s your favorite boardwalk ride?

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