June 8, 2014 |
There's that excruciating moment of doubt before the adrenaline kicks in that comes just after you've decided to seat yourself on that Tilt-A-Whirl, gigantic roller coaster or dangling-feet swing ride. But it's too late to change your mind and exit when that safety bar slams down. And within seconds you're off, whizzing five, six, then seven stories above all those tiny people on the beach and boardwalk. This isn't too bad, you think. The view's pretty good and then — slam.
March 26, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Jacob Zimlichman had heard the entire Jersey Shore was underwater, destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. He knew that wasn't true. That's why the New Yorker was on Atlantic City's Steel Pier on Sunday as part of the seaside entertainment park's summer-season debut. "I didn't have any second thoughts about coming here," Zimlichman said as he watched his child enjoy a ride on the Mighty Stampede. State tourism officials wish everyone were as confident of the many miles of New Jersey beaches in good condition.
June 1, 2012
Special Events Bicycling Magazine Open Casual and serious amateur riders can try out the famous Philadelphia International Championship course. Logan Square, N.18th St.; www.echelongranfondo.org/bicyclingopen . $95 advance; $100 day of event; $250-$5,000 fundraising packages. 6/3. 7-10 am. Germantown White House Exhibits Interactive exhibits featuring George Washington's family & household. Germantown White House (formerly Deshler-Morris House), 5442 Germantown Ave.; 215-965-2305.
August 21, 2011
A steel mast on a boardwalk amusement-park ride in Wildwood snapped Friday night, striking a 13-year-old girl and injuring several other passengers, police said. The girl, who was not identified, was hospitalized after the 9:15 p.m. accident on the Sea Dragon, a pirate-boat ride at Mariner's Landing, Wildwood police said in a statement. They did not elaborate on her injuries. Four other passengers were treated at the scene for minor injuries, police said. Morey's Piers, the park operator, said only that "the appropriate authorities were contacted and are investigating the incident.
August 20, 2011
A steel mast on a boardwalk amusement park ride in Wildwood snapped Friday night, striking a 13-year-old girl and injuring several other passengers, police said. The girl, who was not identified, was hospitalized after the 9:15 p.m. accident on the Sea Dragon, a makeshift pirate boat ride at Mariner's Landing, Wildwood police said in a statement. They did not elaborate on her injuries. Four other passengers were treated for minor injuries at the scene, police said. Morey's Piers, the park operator, had no comment except to say "the appropriate authorities were contacted and are investigating the incident.
August 5, 2011 |
"JERSEY SHORE" made a blockbuster trade earlier this year, dumping a group of boorish, bronzed clowns on Europe in exchange for hundreds of studious young men and women, eager to make money and soak up the American experience. We gave the world "Snooki" and "The Situation. " The world gave us Aytac and Olesia. The cast of MTV's "Jersey Shore," according to published reports, didn't have a personal renaissance in Florence. They spent their time racking up fines, beating each other up, and butchering the native tongue while the country collectively referred to the crew as "tamarri," Italian for uncultured or vulgar.
July 8, 2011 |
The parents of an 11-year-old girl who fell to her death from a Wildwood Ferris wheel June 3 have sued Morey's Piers, operators of the amusement ride. "It's a really sad story; she was a promising little girl," James Beasley Jr., a lawyer for the family of the victim, Abiah Jones, of Pleasantville, N.J., said yesterday after filing the suit. The lawsuit, which didn't specify an amount sought but asked for a jury trial, was filed by Twanda and Byron Jones in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, instead of New Jersey.
July 6, 2011 |
At Springer's Homemade Ice Cream in Stone Harbor - where all of Seven Mile Island seems to gather on summer evenings - ice creams infused with brand-name candy bars and cookies and named for them have been best sellers for years. Not this summer, though. One of those candy manufacturers - general manager Mary Humphreys Goldenthal would prefer not to say who - asked Springer's to stop using its name in its flavors. So, to avoid any beefs with other companies, Goldenthal just decided she would rename all eight of those brands.
June 18, 2011 |
The rules to ride the Giant Wheel at Morey's Piers in Wildwood will be strengthened when it resumes spinning today, but the changes aren't enough for the family of the 11-year-old girl who died in a fall from the Ferris wheel two weeks ago. Lawyers for the family of Abiah Jones said that the ride should not be used until it can be retrofitted with lap restraints in each car. "Otherwise, what happened to Abiah Jones could happen again," said attorneys...
June 18, 2011 |
The Ferris wheel at Morey's Piers amusement park in Wildwood is set to reopen Saturday for the first time since the fatal fall June 3 of an 11-year-old girl. This week, investigators from New Jersey's Carnival Ride Safety Unit released a report that found no mechanical defects on the more-than-25-year-old ride. The report theorized that the victim, Abiah Jones of Pleasantville, N.J., might have been kneeling or standing on the seat or leaning out of the gondola when she fell. The state recommended that high-elevation rides in which customers are not restrained require a minimum of two passengers per compartment.