FunPierToAdventurePierIoA[Book: Scott Hand & Diane Pooler – 2012 – 17x24cm – 130 Pages – Many B&W photos]. With a two-mile-long boardwalk and thrilling amusement piers, Wildwood (New Jersey) has been a popular seashore resort 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 what were unique to the Wildwood boardwalk, such as the Sky Tower, the Monorail, and the Ski Ride. After two fires sealed the pier’s fate, it was acquired by the Morey organisation, which transformed it into Wild Wheels and ultimately Adventure Pier. Chapter Points: Foreword; Introduction; Where the Fun Began; The 1970s and the Bill Howard Era; Into Oblivion; Wheeling in the Future. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.