Fifteen rides are operating at the Casino Pier, with three more scheduled to open before Labor Day.
Nine months after Superstorm Sandy virtually destroyed the amusement park at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J., the thrills are officially back.
The pier was the former site of the Jet Star roller coaster that was swept into the ocean by Sandy, creating one of the storm’s enduring images. The roller coaster was removed in May.
Declaring the Jersey shore officially open for the summer, Gov. Chris Christie cut a 5-mile long ribbon Friday symbolically linking some of the shore towns that were hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.
The work began Tuesday afternoon after Britain’s Prince Harry finished touring the Jersey shore. The project is expected to take about 48 hours to complete, said Casino Pier spokeswoman Toby Wolf.
The Jet Star roller coaster that plunged off the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J. during the Oct. 29 storm will finally be removed from the Atlantic Ocean.
Walkers, four-wheelers, and fishermen may now make use of the park in Berkeley Township.