Casino Pier area to be rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy destroyed much of the area

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When Superstorm Sandy ravaged the east coast back in 2012, one of the most memorable news stories was the photo and video of the Jet Star roller coaster that was washed out to sea.  The roller coaster was located at the Casino Pier in SeaSide Heights, New Jersey.

It is being reported by the The Morning Call that the owners plan to rebuild on the north side of the old site, and the new plans include 23 rides, including a major roller coaster and a ferris wheel.  The rest of the rides will be determined later this year the park says.  A plan has been submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection for approval.

“It’s definitely safer than rebuilding the pier out over the water,” said Maria Mastoris, a spokeswoman for the Casino Pier. “Building that far out over the water would be unsafe in future storms.”

The new proposal would involve a land swap between Seaside Heights and the Storino family, who owns the pier.

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via The Morning Call

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