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Jersey Shore attractions revamp and welcome rides for the summer season

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New rides and attractions are expected to make a big splash with tourists this summer at the Jersey Shore.

The Jersey Shore; known for it's beaches, boardwalks, and of course it's theme-park based attractions, some of which are undergoing some big makeovers.

Starting at Morey's Pier in Wildwood where the 25-year-old Zoom Phloom is getting a splash zone and also welcomed a few new faces.

"There's all sorts of seal coverings, and star fish and new observation decks and water falls," said Jack Morey.

And while it's not out with the old for Wildwood its definitely in with the new, as it opens a live art exhibit, the "Sandy Dollar" Beach Bar, and introduces a child friendly smart phone app.

"Kids can keep track of well everything," said Morey. "They can keep track of how far they walked, how many rides they went on and they can keep track of how many times they went upside down."

But Wildwood is far from being the only resort town revamping their image. The Atlantic City Steel Pier is welcoming eight new rides this summer as part of their over all goal to attract casino visitors.

"There's a family coaster coming this year that would replace the old kiddie coaster we had here. There is a new Pirate Ship that would replace the old Sea Dragon we had here," said President of the Steel Pier, Anthony Catanoso.

Even Gillian's Wonderland Pier in Ocean City is getting in on the action by remodeling some of their fan favorites like the Tilt-A-Whirl.

"We decided to strip it down, paint the whole ride, get it looking beautiful," said John Kavchok, Director of Personal for Gillian's Wonderland Pier.

The Haunted House Dark Ride opened to the public at the end of last summer, but was not fully complete. This year the ride includes animated props and family friendly haunts.

But the message is the same no matter what pier you decided to visit this summer.

"We're hoping that this year that guests continue to come and we have a great season as well as everybody else on the Jersey Shore."

Playland's Castaway Cove in Ocean City will also introduce new rides this season.

All of the attractions are expected to open by Memorial Day weekend.

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