condoralex
Thursday, June 26, 2008 5:34:13 PM
Morey's Piers in Wildwood, NJ have had an interesting history with Gravitron rides. Not only did they own the first ever Gravitron prototype before it was manufactured by Wisdom, but this year they really went over the top.

Opening soon, Morey's replaced their ageing first-generation Wisdom Gravitron with a brand new, themed Starship, called Cygnus X-1. Being one of the few themed Starships/Gravs in the world, I think the custom scenery from Wisdom looks spectacular. See below:

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Racked on the beach, awaiting installation.

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The sign being lifted by crane onto the pier.

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Here's the finished product at night, awaiting grand opening. The ride is themed after one of the first discovered black holes, where the name comes from.

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The inside is outfitted with clear LEDs around the center and on the ceiling, two white LED strobes, and a QSC sound system that will be tied in with the pier's music.
Sit back, relax, because we're taking it to the max.
SideWinder
Thursday, June 26, 2008 6:19:13 PM
Man that is a very impressive ride.... love the lights....
Predatorocks
Friday, June 27, 2008 10:07:14 AM
I think it looks wonderful except for the name. What does Cyngus X1 mean? I don't care for Gravitrons anyway, but Gravitron, and Starship just are so darn cool, and alien orientated, but Cyngus X1? How about UFO, or Extra-Terristial.

Another stupid name from Wisdom was Genesis. Where do they come up with this stuff? Viper I thought was a good name, Himilaya, Super Sizzler, and even the Tornado even though I don't care for that ride. They are wonderful names in my opinion, but Genesis, and Cyngus X1?
FNO Sean
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Friday, June 27, 2008 3:58:22 PM
Looks cool yet why the heck did they drive something so heavy on the beach? Looks like they tried and the driver got stuck and needed that front loader to pull him out before the high tide came in lol.
JimmyD
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Friday, June 27, 2008 4:00:44 PM
He said already that the ride was named after the first discovered black hole, the Cygnus. I rather like the name, reminds me of the Disney movie the Black Hole, in which the ship was called the Cygnus.

Jimmy D
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Carnevil
Friday, June 27, 2008 6:10:33 PM
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Originally posted by FNO Sean

Looks cool yet why the heck did they drive something so heavy on the beach? Looks like they tried and the driver got stuck and needed that front loader to pull him out before the high tide came in lol.



I think it b/c they lift onto the pier with a crane. I've seen pictures of my family installing a ride on a pier that way.
Its not impossible it just costs more.
mommasbeverage barn
Friday, June 27, 2008 7:49:05 PM
well i defintly like it i think once in a blue moon some rides need to be redone more today style.
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JW
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Friday, June 27, 2008 11:07:03 PM
What an outstanding looking ride.

Looks like an excellent job on the scenery and lighting.

I like the internally illuminated stairs and entrance archway. It seems to really draw attention to the ride.

I can hardly wait to see the ride in person.
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with-it
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Saturday, June 28, 2008 12:02:02 AM
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Originally posted by Predatorocks

I think it looks wonderful except for the name. What does Cyngus X1 mean?



Read the Captions of the pics or google it.....[;)]
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FNO Sean
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Saturday, June 28, 2008 8:42:27 AM
Looks like they made a special stainless steal turntable to withhold the harsh salt air down by the beach. I saw a old Grav in 1997 owned by Family Kingdom in Myrtle Beach done the same way.
JimmyD
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Saturday, June 28, 2008 10:24:37 AM
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Originally posted by FNO Sean

Looks like they made a special stainless steal turntable to withhold the harsh salt air down by the beach. I saw a old Grav in 1997 owned by Family Kingdom in Myrtle Beach done the same way.



Stainless or galvanized. I have seen Wisdom do plenty of Galvinizing, but not stainless before.

Jimmy D
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BSA Mike
Saturday, June 28, 2008 10:27:17 AM
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Originally posted by FNO Sean

Looks like they made a special stainless steal turntable to withhold the harsh salt air down by the beach. I saw a old Grav in 1997 owned by Family Kingdom in Myrtle Beach done the same way.



Stainless or galvanized. I have seen Wisdom do plenty of Galvinizing, but not stainless before.

Jimmy D



im sure its Galv, they did the tornado sweeps for Casino Pier in NJ and the Moby Dick in Galvinized as well..
Skywheelrider
Saturday, June 28, 2008 11:00:23 PM
Has to be one of the sharpest looking versions of that ride I have seen. Other than different painted scenery on some, once you see a Gravitron (or Starship 2000), they all tend to look the same after that.
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Scott
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Sunday, June 29, 2008 4:14:45 AM