Casino Pier announces new Gerstlauer Euro-fighter and Ferris wheel

Posted Monday, November 28, 2016 10:25 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The summer of 2017 will bring two new rides to Casino Pier in Seaside Heights – a Gerstlauer Euro-fighter roller coaster and a Ferris wheel.

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Monday, November 28, 2016 11:53 AM

Not to beat the dead horse too much more....

LAPBARS!

Congrats to Casino Pier and the Karu family...excellent choice!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 12:20 AM

Why doesn't anyone build a Eurofighter on the West Coast? I really want to ride one! :(

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 5:29 PM

They hardly build eurofighters anywhere in the states for that matter.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:01 PM

It's because your usernames took up all the potential space. ;)

Last edited by ApolloAndy, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:01 PM
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:55 PM

I bet if Gerstlauer started calling them 'Merica-fighters they would sell them here in the states as fast as they can build them.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:52 PM

It looks like I'll finally have a good reason to return to Seaside next year. I actually haven't been back there since Sandy, despite living only an hour away.

The coaster will be a Eurofighter 320+ model (like Untamed or Rage), only without the ending helix. I'm hopeful that the lapbar-only trains will provide a comfortable ride, although I'm not sure that better restraints are all that's needed to smooth out the ride. The newer lapbar-only Eurofighter/Infinity Coasters are very enjoyable, but I imagine that is just as much due to improvements in track engineering as it is due to the lapbars. I'm not sure that they're making any changes to the 320+ track profile other than removing the helix.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017 5:32 PM

I got to try out the new Eurofighter, Hydrus, on its opening day yesterday. I am happy to report that it is very smooth, and would be very re-rideable if not for the $10 cost per ride.

Last edited by Mr. Six, Sunday, May 7, 2017 5:32 PM
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Sunday, May 7, 2017 7:18 PM

Mr. Six said:

The newer lapbar-only Eurofighter/Infinity Coasters are very enjoyable, but I imagine that is just as much due to improvements in track engineering as it is due to the lapbars. I'm not sure that they're making any changes to the 320+ track profile other than removing the helix.

Same track, put a lapbar on, magical transformation IMO. Chiller, Flight of Fear, Revolution SFMM. Vibrating my body and/or butt may be jostling, but bouncing into an OTSR can be downright unpleasant....just my experience.

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