Zoom Phloom

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Zoom Phloom
Zoom Phloom Wildwood NJ.JPG
Morey's Piers
Area Surside Pier
Status Operating
Cost $2.5 Million
Opening date 1985
General statistics
Type Log flume
Manufacturer Hopkins Rides
Lift system 2 conveyor lift hills
Height 60 ft (18 m)
Capacity 805 riders per hour
Duration 7 minutes
Restraint style None

The Zoom Phloom is a log flume designed by Hopkins Rides. It goes up to 60 feet in the Wildwood Boardwalk. Zoom Phloom has two drops. One drop leading riders nder the Wildwood boardwalk.[1]

Second Hill on the Zoom Phloom

History[edit]

The Zoom Phloom was built in 1985 to compete with the Hunt's Pier's Log Flume. The popular log flume at Hunt's Pier convinced the Morey Brothers to build a Log Flume which they named Zoom Phloom.[2] The ride first appeared when the Jumbo Jet (Morey's Piers) was in its final years. The Zoom Phloom also had the Jet Star (Morey's Piers) behind it. When Morey's Piers wanted a new rollercoaster they had to find a rollercoaster that was very close to the other rides. The Zoom Phloom passes very close to The Great Nor'easter.[3]

Theme[edit]

The theme of the Zoom Phloom is a tropical themed ride. It has artificial Palm Trees, rocks, and waterfall. Under the boardwalk the ride plays the song "Under the Boardwalk" and has people sitting on the beach and a Sea Dragon smiling.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zoom Phloom". Moreys Piers. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Log Flume Page 2". Angel Fire. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  3. ^ "Morey's Piers Story". YouTube. 2012-06-21. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  4. ^ "Zoom Phloom Morey's Pier Wildwood". YouTube. 2011-07-02. Retrieved 2012-08-31.