With a rich history of great beaches, a two-mile-long boardwalk, and thrilling amusement piers, Wildwood, New Jersey, has been a popular summer seashore resort for vacationers for nearly a century. Fun Pier was created in 1957 by Joe Barnes on the former site of Wildwood's original Convention Hall. Barnes transformed the pier, once dominated by kiddie rides, by building custom rides that were unique to the Wildwood boardwalk, such as the Sky Tower, the Monorail, and the Ski Ride. Fun Pier became famous for its unconventional, carnival-like atmosphere. After two fires sealed the pier's fate, it was acquired by the Morey organization, which transformed it into Wild Wheels and ultimately Adventure Pier.