KONG is coming this summer to Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks this summer. Once an iconic boardwalk landmark in early 1970s, the brand new gorilla themed amusement ride will open to the public Memorial Day weekend serving as the new centerpiece of Surfside Pier. KONG, snorting smoke and fog, will sport an “I love Wildwood” t-shirt and clutch one of Wildwood’s well-known tram cars while hanging from the 60 feet tall lighthouse at the ride’s center. Eight vintage world war planes will duck, dive and navigate around the infamous gorilla, bringing riders 26 feet in air. After sunset, KONG will light up the night sky with a rotating light on top of the lighthouse and enhanced LED lighting outlining each ride vehicle. Underneath the ride is Kong & Co., a new 3,000 square foot retail space offering charging stations and comfy chairs, as well as chocolate covered frozen bananas and merchandise for purchase. Below is a video about the ride.