Section of New Jersey's Funtown Pier collapses in Hurricane Sandy

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

About 50 feet of the Funtown Pier at Seaside Heights Boardwalk has collapsed and washed up on the beach as a pile of wooden beams and twisted fencing.

Read more from The Star-Ledger.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 10:49 AM

Just watched a press conference with Governor Christie and he stated that some of the rides are in the ocean from both of the piers in Seaside Heights


GOPOSTAL!!!!!!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 10:53 AM

Video just on NBC 10 in Philadelphia shows the steel roller coaster at the end of the pier in the ocean


GOPOSTAL!!!!!!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:19 AM
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Some of the photos of Funtown Pier and Casino pier are just sad to see. Though the 50 foot section I believe was from Casino Pier not Funtown Pier in actuality.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:20 AM

I spent a (pretty much dreadful) week near Seaside Heights last summer, (this was due to the lack of hotel rooms near SF) and when I watched a pre-storm broadcast from that boardwalk yesterday morning there were all my familiar places in the background. They panned toward the ocean and I could make out the doomed rides sitting out there on the piers, just waiting. I've wondered how they fared, and other locations as well, particularly Morey's. It can't be good.
But more importantly, I hope and pray our CoasterBuzz friends and their families along the east coast are all safe and sound.
This is just dreadful, and one of the worst things I can remember in a long, long time.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:36 AM

I have picture on my facebook, I'll see about getting it uploaded. Pier is gone now! Terrible!


Thanks,
DMC

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:47 AM
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Anyone know how Morey's is holding up?


I'm sheriff of this here rollercoaster.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:48 AM
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http://pics.lockerz.com/s/257477603


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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:48 AM
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http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/10/50_feet_of_seaside_heights_fun.html


Memo to myself: do the dumb things I gotta do.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:14 PM
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Seeing stuff like this puts the magnitude of this storm in perspective. This is not sad because it's an amusement park that many of us love, but this reflects the damages and dangers these communities have been put through.

However, if anyone caught the Nightline segment in Erie, Pa, you have been misled. Waves like that are more common than you think on the bay and lake. We in Erie are just fine, and they cancelled schools in a knee-jerk reaction. A few broken branches here and there, but nothing remotely close to what NJ and NY regions has experienced. Since I woke up at 7am it is barely raining on and off with a mild breeze.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:13 PM
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Looks like the whole back third of Casino Pier collapsed and it took the Star Jet and several other rides with it for what I assume can only be a total loss.

As long as Snooki is ok, I'm relieved.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 4:53 PM

Morey's Piers are fine. Just saw live report.

Sad day in Seaside!


Thanks,
DMC

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 5:32 PM
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Just trying to remember what was at the end of the pier there.

Jet Star coaster, the flume ride, the haunted house/dark ride, the indoor scrambler thing.

Am I remembering it correctly?

The Pier in 2008.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 7:06 PM
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^I think the Disc-o, the Musik Express, and the enterprise fell in as well.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 8:24 PM

What a shame. I mean, not a shame like having your house swept away or a family member dying in the storm--nothing nearly that magnitude, obviously--but still a shame, in its own little way.


Now standing and operational: Chums of Coasterdom.
chumsofcdom.wordpress.com/

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:36 PM
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Crazy stuff.


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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 8:23 AM
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Here is an aerial view of Casino Pier after Sandy.

http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/222576_10151292094648...8806_n.jpg

Here is an aerial view of Funtown Pier after Sandy.

http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/620839_10151135358063...2310_o.jpg


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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:02 AM

Lester Holt was on the Today Show this morning from Point Pleasant beach, (just a few miles north of Seaside Heights) and they took it pretty hard, too. There was no mention of Jenkinson's Boardwalk, though, and what damage it may have suffered. They have a decent collection of flats, a Flitzer coaster, a great permanent funhouse, and an aquarium. It's a nice place, I hope it's not too bad there.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:00 PM

Some video's

photo and video of coaster in water:

http://www.wthitv.com/dpps/entertainment/must_see_video/video-rolle...JFB5LXA_HQ

video of seaside heights NJ, boardwalk amusement park damage with roller coaster in ocean:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1936668071001/

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:17 PM
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beast7369 said:

Some of the photos of Funtown Pier and Casino pier are just sad to see. Though the 50 foot section I believe was from Casino Pier not Funtown Pier in actuality.

I see pics of both Star Jet and Looping Coaster in the ocean...hoping that both piers are able to recover, although as noted, the Jersey Shore I grew up with is no more. ;~(

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