It seems that there's truly no feat too complex or challenging for modern architecture. Something that seems entirely impossible or, at least, entirely uncomfortable and nerve-wracking, can be done in a way that makes people want to experience it. This just happens to be the case for New Jersey's tallest Ferris wheel which also doubles as a place to enjoy breakfast.
Located on the Wildwood Boardwalk, it's known as Morey's Piers Giant Wheel, and it's created somewhat of a buzz for all those who visit Wildwood since its conception some time ago. As with anything else that's worth visiting, this Ferris wheel comes with a unique history and makes for a food experience that's equally unique - for those who are brave enough.
The Idea For Morey's Piers Giant Wheel
Morey's Piers Giant Wheel was the brainchild of the late Will Morey, Sr., who also created Morey's Piers. While he never had the chance to see his final idea come to life, it's his two sons who carried on the tradition and put the idea into motion. the Morey Brothers cut no corners when it came to creating an experience that combines the best of both worlds - a Ferris wheel ride and a delicious breakfast - into one unique adventure. The Ferris wheel is the tallest in the state, which made the project even more of a feat. Its success is a testament to modern architecture and the passion of the Morey family, and the result is nothing short of surreal.
- Total Height: 156 feet
- Breakfast: Cost is per person
- Dining: White linens, fine china, and wheel-side service
- Limit: Four people per wheel car
Those looking to get a chance to ride this Ferris wheel are encouraged to make reservations in advance, as they're required to secure a spot. Those who have been lucky enough to dine from this height can attest to the fact that it's worth it. Not only do diners have access to a carefully procured menu (more on that later) but they have the chance to see the Wildwood Boardwalk from a vantage point that few people do. Expansive views of the coast give a new meaning to waterside dining, and it's truly something worth try at least once. The views - and the food - are so good that even those who have a fear of heights forget that they're dining at a height of nearly 160 feet.
How It All Works
For those who are wondering how it all works, they wouldn't be the only ones. The mystery behind how an amusement park ride and a full breakfast service could co-exist is a testament to the staff who does it, and there are a few quirks in the process.
- Diners must place their order prior to boarding the Ferris wheel.
- Chefs are preparing meals every 15 minutes like clockwork in order to keep up with the strict time schedule of both reservations and the turning of the Ferris wheel.
- Service is only open for an hour and 45 minutes, three days a week, through the height of the summer, so reservations are incredibly limited.
- Guests must have a minimum of two in a party with a maximum of no more than four for balance reasons.
- Guests are seated immediately, followed by servers who bring coffee, flowers, silverware, condiments, and a bread basket to place on the drop-leaf table in each Ferris wheel cab. At this time, the dishes that guests had ordered prior are also delivered to each table (which is why orders must be placed in advance).
What Can Ferris Wheel Diners Expect In Terms Of The Menu?
For anyone who's still intrigued by this idea of dining in the air with their feet dangling, the menu is just as impressive as the structure itself. It's also not what everyone expects - fine dining in the middle of the Wildwood Boardwalk is not a common occurrence. The combination of the breeze from the ocean, the lack of crowds on the boardwalk so early in the morning, and the scent of fancy food are enough to make anyone book a reservation immediately. As the Ferris wheel rolls forward slowly, this is the menu that guests will have had a choice from:
- Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs Three eggs scrambled with smoked salmon & capers. Complimented with Home Fries & Toasted Bagel & Cream Cheese
- Shrimp & Lobster Omelet Choice of American, Pepper Jack, Swiss or Goat Cheese, Home Fries & Toast
- Freshly Made Belgian Waffle Jersey Fresh Fruit & Maple Syrup
- Cheese Omelet Choice of American, Pepper Jack, Swiss or Goat Cheese, Home Fries & Toast
- Jersey Tomato BLT with Fried Egg Toasted Sourdough, Crisp Lancaster County Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Herb Mayo, Home Fries
- Steak & Egg Scramble Three Eggs, Cuban Spiced Fillet Tips, Onions, Peppers, and Queso Blanco, Home Fries & Toast
- Granola, Fruit & Toast Served with either Whole Milk, Skim Milk, Soy Milk or Yogurt and Choice of Toast
Pricing Of The Morey's Piers Giant Wheel Breakfast
- 2 Guests: $85
- 3 Guests: $125
- 4 Guests: $165