Archive for the ‘Morey’s Pier’ Category
Every once in awhile I get tips from readers of this blog. On 06/27/11, I posted a video on the post entitled “Cedar Point 1973” and Trackbender let me know that there was some good video on YouTube and all I would need to do is search Wildwood Boardwalk 1986. Trackbender wrote: “There’s a great close up shot of the Morey Pier Jumbo Jet at in action at the 6:17 mark. Enjoy!” Thanks Trackbender for bringing this to my attention.
We have all heard the stories about the location of several Jumbo Jets. One is that the Jumbo Jet that was at Morey’s Pier was sold to a german broker and he then traded the Jumbo Jet for 2 rail cars of tomato ketchup. Final destination of MP’s Jumbo Jet? “Gorky Park” in Moscow! (Not Confirmed satellite images do not show a Jumbo Jet in Gorky Park) Cedar Point’s Jumbo Jet landed in Beoland and then move to Dreamland in Minsk Belarus missing it’s famous Jumbo Jet sign. CP’s Jumbo Jet made a stop in Sweden and as we reported back on 11/13/2009 with our blog post entitled “The lost sign?” that a WildCat or Galaxi style roller coaster was sporting a Jumbo Jet sign:Well here is the story of Coney Islands Jumbo Jet, it was sold to a traveling showman in China. I came across this picture of Coney Island’s Jumbo Jet Sign on thehundreds.com with a blog post entitled “Ground Zero” about half way down on the page. I would love to post the picture of this sign, however I cannot because of copyright issues. I have written the site and ask for permission to post on this very blog. So for now you’ll need to go to thehundreds.com to see a very cool shot of Coney Island’s Jumbo Jet sign. Seems that this would make the second Jumbo Jet with a missing Jumbo Jet sign. Lost coasters and lost signs, the search continues….. Let’s Ride!
In my quest to find out the exact history of Cedar Point’s Jumbo Jet, from time to time I come across stories on other Jumbo Jets. This time Nick, who is Morey’s Pier’s New Media Guru, sends me information on MP’s Jumbo Jet that was sold to a german broker and he then traded the Jumbo Jet for 2 rail cars of tomato ketchup. Final destination of MP’s Jumbo Jet? “Gorky Park” in Moscow! We first blogged about this back on 01/14/2010: Jumbo Jet at Minsk, is it really CP’s? Get the complete story by clicking on the image below:As you can see the colors were yellow and green and most Jumbo Jets were the standard red and blue just like the one at CP. Check out “A Saucy Deal with the Russians” and more in the book “A Wild Ride”:According to RCDB this Jumbo Jet was in operation at Morey’s Pier from 1976 to 1986 or 1987. Perhaps Nick can look around the office and find some old Jumbo Jet memorabilia and send us some cool pictures. What I would give for one final ride on the Jumbo Jet, no matter what park it came from… Let’s Ride!
Morey’s Piers had a Jumbo Jet from 1976 to 1987 (Yellow with a Green track) and it is now listed as “Defunct”. I came across this old B&W photo and just had to post it!Wonder what happened to this Jumbo Jet?Now that’s a very “70ish” looking Jumbo Jet. I can now understand why Cedar Point never got the deluxe model it was just plain gaudy, but none less I would ride it, if it was still standing. Let’s RIde!