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

Posted | 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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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


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


beast7369's avatar

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 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.

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


DejaVuNitro's avatar

Anyone know how Morey's is holding up?

I'm sheriff of this here rollercoaster.

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.

bjames's avatar

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.

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

Sad day in Seaside!


Lord Gonchar's avatar

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.

bjames's avatar

^I think the Disc-o, the Musik Express, and the enterprise fell in as well.

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.

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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.

Some video's

photo and video of coaster in water:

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

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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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