Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:01 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy
In just a few days, the view of the Jet Star roller coaster in the Atlantic Ocean will be lost to history. Weeks Marine of Cranford will begin removing the Casino Pier ride from the water on Tuesday, more than six months after superstorm Sandy dropped it there and less than two weeks before Memorial Day.
Read more from The Asbury Park Press.
Heres a link to the live feed of the crane removing the coaster:)
Couldn't take any more than about 30 seconds of that. It's a notch above watching paint dry.
I'm just thankful it is (finally!) coming down. I'm a Jersey kid - the coaster sitting there rusting in the waves needed to go away. The fact that it was a safety hazard notwithstanding, in no way could that ever have been a respectful tribute to the victims of Sandy.
Yeah, it was more of a creepy, skeletal, taunting reminder.
That stretch of the Jersey Shore is going to be a bit quieter this year. No rides, no boardwalk, no drunk reality show casts...
Casino Pier is adding a serious thrill ride from Technical Park.
The NY Times has some big, glossy photos of the demo:
Gator, I'm not big on tech stuff, as you know. But I've been wanting to see/find/ride one of these swinging pendulum type-rides that make a complete revolution (i.e, go upside down) for years, and I may finally get my opportunity. But I'd like to know if I've missed any on these shores that I could have had access to. There's none that I know of.
They showed a little bit of the removal of the coaster on the news. It is basically being ripped apart like an old building. I don't see how that could not leave any chunks of coaster in the water. Almost as sad as what is still sitting on the land at Six Flags New Orleans.
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