FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KONG TURNS ONE:  MOREY’S PIERS HOSTS SUPERSIZED BIRTHDAY

PARTY FOR WORLD’S LARGEST ONE YEAR OLD 

 

More Family-Friendly Events from Live Musical Performances

to Character Brunches Hosted Throughout the Summer

 

The Wildwoods, NJ – June 8, 2016 – Standing 20 ft. tall and weighing a whopping 4,400 pounds, KONG, the beloved gorilla themed amusement ride, turns one year old and to celebrate, Morey’s Piers is hosting a first birthday party of gigantic proportions.

 

KONG’s first birthday party will take place on Thursday, June 23 from 1pm to 3pm. During the celebration, guests can enjoy a complimentary ride on KONG, music from gorilla dressed tribal drummers, cupcakes and bananas, a cookie decorating station for kids, birthday party hats, exclusive sale at Kong & Co. retail shop with 20% off a single item and more. An iconic boardwalk landmark in the early 1970s, KONG made a colossal return to the Wildwoods boardwalk last summer to quickly become the centerpiece of Morey’s Surfside Pier.

Families visiting the classic shore side destination this summer will also enjoy a number of events, celebrations and entertainment including:

 

  • Morey’s Brunch Bunch returns to Rendezvous Beach on July 15 and 29 and August 12 and 26, 2016. Fit for a princess or super hero, Morey’s Brunch Bunch invites families to dine and play with beloved characters. Menu items span from scrambled eggs and Belgian waffles to yogurt with granola and a toast station with mini bagels, bread, croissants and Danish pastries. Other activities include a treasure hunt, face painting, games and dancing.

 

Brunch Bunch is recommended for children ages two to 12.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Brunch tickets are $40 for children age two to 12 and $35 for guests 13 and older. Children under two years old are free. Combination brunch and water park passes are also available at a special price of $60 for children two to 12 years old and $55 for guests 13 years of age and older. For more information and to book, visit www.moreyspiers.com/brunchbunch

 

  • Morey’s Kids Kamp: designed for kids between the ages of seven and 12, this half-day summer camp features arts, crafts, beach games, snacks, swimming and an array of education activities with a qualified instructor.  Educational programs include: safety and first aid workshops, ecology workshop on the beach eco-system, a “hands-on” surfing lesson and a “behind the scenes” tour of the inner workings of the amusement piers and water parks.

 

Available camp dates include July 18-22, August 1-5, and August 15-19.  Each Morey’s Kids Kamp is a five-day session and runs from 8:45am – 12:45pm. The cost is $199 per camper, per week session and includes all activities and Morey’s Kids Kamp T-shirt. One-day Kids Kamp admission is $56 (and does include a t-shirt). To register, visit www.moreyspiers.com/kidskamp

 

  • School of Rock, a performance program for young musicians ages seven to 18, returns to Adventure Pier with a full-line up of evening concerts now through September 4. Featured shows range from local School of Rock bands from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, to bands as far as Nashville and Canada. For a list of scheduled performances, visit www.moreyspiers.com/schoolofrock.

 

  • “Third Thursdays” at artBOX will be held on July 15 and August 18 from 6pm to 10pm at artBOX, the interactive artists’ colony crafted from 11 re-purposed shipping containers on Adventure Pier. “Third Thursday” events provide opportunities for the artistically minded to mingle with resident and visiting artists, take art lessons, and enjoy live entertainment. Each event will feature a painting party hosted by Artist of the Rocks, complimentary beer and wine, glass blowing demonstrations, discounts at the artBOX store and more.  To register for the Artist of Rocks painting party lesson, visit www.artistontherocks.com.  Prices are $25 per person. An additional Artist of Rocks painting party lesson is available at artBOX onFriday, June 17.

 

For more information on Morey’s Piers, visit www.moreyspiers.com.

 

About Morey’s Piers

Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, New Jersey is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969. Voted the best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today and #1 Best Beach Boardwalk by Family Vacation Critic, Morey’s Piers has over 100 rides and attractions spanning over eighteen acres along six beach blocks and includes three amusement piers and two beachfront water parks. Convenient to the major population centers of the Northeast, yet a world apart, Morey’s Piers along with Morey Hotels & Resorts combines the pure joy of an amusement park, the sights and sounds of a classic boardwalk, outstanding accommodations, together with the rhythm of beach life. Visit them at Surfside Pier, featuring the Ocean Oasis Water Park and Beach Club at 25th Avenue, Mariner’s Landing Pier, featuring Raging Waters Water Park at Schellenger Avenue, and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue. For more information, visit www.moreyspiers.com or phone (609) 522-3900 or like us on Facebook. You can also follow us on Twitter and YouTube.

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CONTACT:           Gina Dolecki/Stephanie Strommer     Maggie Warner

Redpoint Marketing PR                           Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks

dolecki@redpointpr.com                        maggie.warner@moreypiers.com

strommer@redpointpr.com                   609-729-3700 ext: 1253

212-229-0119

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