This is my Grandpa and Dad standing in front of the Kong ride
at Morey's Pier
on the Boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ in the mid 1970s. The ride opened in 1972 and was an iconic part of the landscape for the rest of the decade. A planned renovation of the ride failed in 1980 when the Kong statue disintegrated
as it was being disassembled.
A new Kong ride
is returning to Morey's Pier