A Milestone Celebration

Our Premier 2019 Summer Event

NAPHA's A Milestone Celebration logo

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Deadline to register is now May 24, 2019. Register online or via mail!

Join NAPHA on the Jersey shore as we celebrate milestone anniversaries for three classic pier amusement parks. We’ll be honoring Morey’s Piers, Playland’s Castaway Cove, and Gillian’s Wonderland with exclusive ride time, behind-the-scenes tours, Heritage Fund auction, and plaque presentations.




Friday, June 7th: Morey’s Piers

Arrival at host hotel for check-in (Pan American Hotel: 5901 Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260)

Pier Closing: Unlimited Rides


Saturday, June 8th: Morey’s Piers

TBD Breakfast at host hotel (for those staying at Pan American)

ERT on Great Nor’Easter, Dante’s Dungeon, Tilt-a-Whirl, Doo Wopper, Kong, and IT

Behind-the-Scenes VIP Tour of Maintenance Pier

Adventure Pier Opens, Unlimited rides on all attractions, including Go Karts, Xtreme Rides, and Raging Waters Water Park

Dinner, Plaque Presentation, and Heritage Fund Auction

Pier Closing: Unlimited Rides

Sunday, June 9th: Playland’s Castaway Cove & Gillian’s Wonderland

Historical Walking Tour and Plaque Presentation at Playland’s Castaway Cove

Unlimited rides at Playlands Castaway Cove

TBD Behind the scenes tour of Gillian’s, plaque presentation, dinner, and unlimited rides. In addition, Morey’s is providing attendees with a wristband good for June 7th-9th that includes 15% off at all food and beverage outlets and retail outlets and $20 in food and beverage credits.


Morey’s has reserved a block of rooms at the Pan American Hotel for a discounted rate. Information regarding accessing this discount is available at https://www.moreyspiers.com/napha. Deadline to reserve a room is April 12th! After April 12th, rooms will be full price.




NAPHA/ACE/Coaster Crew Member Two-Day

NAPHA Member

NAPHA Non-Member

Full Event (June 7-9)



Morey's Piers Only (June 7-8)



Gillian's Wonderland/Playland's Castaway Cove (June 9) 




Register Online or via Paper Application (Deadline: May 20th)


Instant Online Registration
Note that a $1.00 transaction fee with be charged per ticket.

Paper Mail-In Registration

We need your help!


Help us spread the word: 
Please visit the Facebook page that was set up for this event, where you can select that you are attending, invite your friends to the event, and share the page on your Timeline or in any fan groups you may be a member of.  Click here to go to the page.

We are in need of volunteers for this event. If you’d like to be involved, please email jlitvik@napha.org. We are looking for help with the registration table, Heritage Fund Auction, leading groups, and other fun roles! If you have any questions, please email or call 724-493-9766.


See you on the boardwalk!


Additional Information

The payment of fees by, for, or on behalf of participants holds harmless the National Amusement Park Historical Association (NAPHA) and its respective Directors/Representatives from any and all liabilities related to this event and all event activities! Registration by members and/or their guests implies that event participants are bound by NAPHA’s code of ethics/code of conduct. All safety mandates established by the host parks MUST BE FOLLOWED. Failure to abide by any posted/verbal safety directives will result in direct consequences for the member/guest in violation of stated safety measures, up to, and including, revoking of event privileges and/or organizational membership. No refunds given. Every effort will be made to follow the stated itinerary; however, all activities are subject to modification by our hosts (or the weather). No arrangements have been made for accommodations. Submitting your registration means that you, and everyone in your party, have read and agreed to the above registration statements. All registration materials will be at the event - an email with information will be sent prior to the event. Additional information may be requested by emailing jlitvik@napha.org or calling 724-493-9766. Fees include requested admissions/wristbands, exclusive ride times, and stated meals.

Morey's Piers logo

Celebrating 50 years, Morey’s Piers started with a fun slide. Still owned by the original family, Morey’s is home to rides for every member the family, Morey’s attractions include roller coasters and a large water park.

Playland's Castaway Cove logo

This seaside park is celebrating 60 years of Simpson Family ownership in 2019. Boasting 32 rides, Playland is home of some of the wildest rides in Ocean City.

Gillian's Wonderland logo

The Gillian Family is celebrating the 90th anniversary of opening their first amusement park in Ocean City. Their current park, Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, has rides for everyone!