New ‘Hydrus’ Roller Coaster Opens At Seaside Heights Casino Pier

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — It was a big day on the Jersey Shore as the new Hydrus roller coaster opened at the Seaside Heights Casino Pier.

The ride starts with a seven story drop, then puts riders through a series of upside down loops.

The Hydrus replaces the Jet Star roller coaster, which was swept off the pier and into the ocean during Super Storm Sandy in 2012.

People say the new ride does not disappoint.

“It was kind of scary when you’re up there and you see the ocean and then you just drop straight down,” one girl said.

“It’s exciting to see all this coming back to life after all Seaside has been through,” a woman added.

The rebuilt Casino Pier also includes a brand new Ferris Wheel.


One Comment

  1. Lee Rockhill says:

    Its nice to see this new attraction come to the Seaside Heights boardwalk …an large investment in money from original pier owners, and hopefully more rides and family friendly games and stores will follow. I recently found old pictures of my father holding one of my siblings, turned over picture to read “Mom and Dad at Seaside Heights”.
    I and my school age friends took the drive down to Seaside Heights many Friday nights and stayed until Saturday afternoon (or when we ran out of cash)
    Families should come back, spend money, walk the boards, enjoy the sand, a hot sunny day and good food establishments.

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