When Morey’s Piers was selected as Amusement Park of the Year by Amusement Today last September, it no doubt was anxious to show off its distinction to visitors of the Wildwood Boardwalk where it’s located.

The coronavirus pandemic has interrupted that effort so far, but starting today, Morey’s and many of the state’s other amusement parks will be back in business.

Gov. Phil Murphy said that amusement parks and water parks (including those on boardwalks) will be permitted to reopen on July 2 at 50% capacity, with customers socially distanced from each other and with strict hygiene protocols.

Morey’s received A Golden Ticket Award from the international industry publication at an awards ceremony last September.  Amusement Today says the awards honor the “Best of the Best” in the amusement industry and are calculated from an international poll of experienced amusement park voters around the country.

According to its profile, Morey’s has been a leader in bringing the big amusement rides from Europe and creating a “charm and energy” at the park with a good variety of offerings. That, and the fact that Morey’s Piers has been doing it all for more than 50 years.

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