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Sandy

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Posted:
10/28/12 at
3:12:13 PM

Of course my thoughts and prayers are for the people in the path of this storm and areas it will affect. I pray for your safety.

On topic, Many parks are in jeopardy. Coney Island and Lower Brooklyn are being evacuated. A year ago a extremely high tide put Cape May under two feet of water, This is no different only worse and threatens Moreys, Casino/Surfside, Steel pier and many others.

In the 70s Agnes wrecked many parks like Knoebels, Idlewild and others and the thought of this storm moving inland and reeking havoc again rears its head.

One of the most resent parks to close to mass flooding was Bushkill

Lets all hope things never materialize as bas as they appear to project.

Chuck, who has many URC friends present and past in the path of this storm. STAY SAFE, Property comes second!

Charles Nungester 323 coasters and holding for two years now LOL Last coaster ride. HWN 2011
Re: Sandy by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 10/28/12 4:14:54 PM
I'm surprised SFGadv is apparently open. The wind gusts have been strong all day and getting worse down here. I'm directly in the vicinity where she's supposed to make landfall but a little more inland (Brick/Toms River in between me and the ocean) so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I'm just praying for power to stay on. I can deal with some flooding and streets being closed but no power for days will be horrible.

Stay safe everyone on the upper east coast...

Jen

Re: Sandy by Rollercoaster_freak220 Rollercoaster_freak220 Profile at 10/28/12 7:29:23 PM
Good luck everyone! Stay safe!
Re: Sandy by CoasterFanatic CoasterFanatic Profile at 10/29/12 10:27:19 AM
If your on Facebook This page has many pics from parks and boardwalks. It looks like Atlantic City Boardwalk is floating around the city.

Seaside Hights boardwalk is being overrun and parts of Cape May are under water.

This is ten AM Monday and the worst is supposed to be 8pm tonight.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hurricane-Sandy-Pictures-from-the-Crowd/460772040641553

Charles Nungester 323 coasters and holding for two years now LOL Last coaster ride. HWN 2011
Re: Sandy by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 10/29/12 10:54:14 AM
CoasterFanatic said:

If your on Facebook This page has many pics from parks and boardwalks. It looks like Atlantic City Boardwalk is floating around the city.


Seaside Hights boardwalk is being overrun and parts of Cape May are under water.

This is ten AM Monday and the worst is supposed to be 8pm tonight.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hurricane-Sandy-Pictures-from-the-Crowd/460772040641553

Awesome link - thanks! I was just at Ortley beach and the Seaside boardwalk with my friend not too long ago - it's about 20 min from my house. I still have power for now and it doesn't look as bad as I expected it to be when I woke up this morning but the wind is starting to pick up now and the worst is yet to come.....

Jen

Re: Sandy by Fatsoccerguy191 Fatsoccerguy191 Profile at 10/29/12 1:36:41 PM
Everyone, stay safe and inside!!!, (that's near Sandy.) This is clearly not the time for roller coasters. I know it's sad thats some of the parks had to close early for weather problems, but April will be here in a flash.

God Bless you all, and make sure you guys have everything you need!!!

Re: Sandy by squirrels at 10/29/12 2:02:43 PM
Ocean City MD Pier is under water.

Not sure what the theme parks are doing...last storm, Comet Hollow got flooded in HersheyPark. Luckily we're out of the theme-park season, so there'll be plenty of time to repair and inspect.

Stay dry. :p

Re: Sandy by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 10/29/12 3:24:18 PM
squirrels said:

Ocean City MD Pier is under water.


Not sure what the theme parks are doing...last storm, Comet Hollow got flooded in HersheyPark. Luckily we're out of the theme-park season, so there'll be plenty of time to repair and inspect.

Stay dry. :p

I may be wrong, but I believe HP was scheduled to be open for business next weekend. If so, I guess that will be subject to change depending on how badly they get hit.

Mike

The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Re: Sandy by Fatsoccerguy191 Fatsoccerguy191 Profile at 10/29/12 8:01:10 PM
The weather's so crazy here!, school was off today, and it will be tommorow as well. The winds are traveling faster then Goliath at Six Flags New England!!!
Re: Sandy by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 10/30/12 4:51:20 AM
Well so far I've managed to make it through with power intact. Lost it for about 45 min at one point (and thought I became another casualty) but it magically came back on. (lucky doesn't begin to describe it - over 85% are without it in Ocean county) . Some large downed trees around but no injuries to people or homes in my immediate area. No cable or internet but I really can't complain.

The only reports I've heard roller coaster related was 30% of fun pier in SeaSide collapsed into the ocean - unknown if any rides went with it. Wildwood was hit hard so I would be surprise.if their rides went unscathed. Jackson is reporting 100% without power so any actual damage to rides may not even be known for some time. I hope my green King made it!

I hope everyone in the storm's path made it though with minimal damage - this was insane (and that's an understatement!) When they close the hospital for 2 days u know it's bad

Jen

Re: Sandy by RobLec RobLec Profile at 10/30/12 8:27:51 AM
Thanks Jen, glad to hear you made it through okay.
One of the lucky ones indeed. What a storm!
Re: Sandy by comet3506 at 10/30/12 9:05:48 AM
Looks like part of seasides pier collapsed last night.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20121029_ap_stormdamagesamusementpierinseasidepark.html

Re: Sandy by drachen drachen Profile at 10/30/12 12:48:05 PM

What a sad image from Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ. Insurance policies can help rebuild, but this coaster will likely not be saved.

drachen
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Re: Sandy by Stredain Stredain Profile at 10/30/12 1:51:02 PM
I saw that posting pic, Drachen, and I nearly cried. We as rollercoaster lovers cry over the loss of a roller coaster, shed a tear when one is dismantled, but when a roller coaster is subjected to the forces of nature similar to Sandy, its a stab in the heart.
But its different when it involves lives.. I am hoping many people did seek shelter and the loss of life is minimal.
ALways,
Stredain
Re: Sandy by Jumbo-Jet Jumbo-Jet Profile at 10/30/12 7:40:58 PM
drachen said:


What a sad image from Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ. Insurance policies can help rebuild, but this coaster will likely not be saved.


If the coaster can't be saved (maybe undamaged parts of it could be saved), hopefully they will be able to replace it with a new, identical one since I believe the company that made the coaster (Miler) still exists.

Re: Sandy by frontrow frontrow Profile at 10/30/12 7:43:25 PM
I just talked to Mike (beastmaster) on the phone. He is fine and in good health, but without power. He also said his basement is flooded and his whole neighborhood has been affected by Sandy. I hope Paul, Dion, Drachen, and everyone else is OK. Please post if you guys are able to.
Re: Sandy by alpengeistno3 at 10/30/12 9:58:22 PM
frontrow said:

I just talked to Mike (beastmaster) on the phone. He is fine and in good health, but without power. He also said his basement is flooded and his whole neighborhood has been affected by Sandy. I hope Paul, Dion, Drachen, and everyone else is OK. Please post if you guys are able to.

All is good down here in DC. We got 2 1/2 days of rain and some heavy wind, but nothing anywhere near the damage experienced up North.

Paul

Re: Sandy by drachen drachen Profile at 10/30/12 10:26:57 PM
All good here. That's for the shout-out! Just sad to see such destruction on the Jersey Shore. I'm glad my spot, Wildwood, seems to be in tact.
drachen
Coaster to Park Ratio: 4.90 / Steel to Wooden Ratio: 2.55 / Wooden Coaster Percentage: 28.2%
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Re: Sandy by chitlins73 chitlins73 Profile at 10/30/12 10:56:32 PM
Hey Ken.....I got your message just now.Thanks for checking up.All good here.No power outage or major flooding in Pottstown,Pa. We ended up being lucky compared to the rest of the area.I usually atleast end of with lost power every storm.How much rain did you get in your neck of the woods?
Re: Sandy by drachen drachen Profile at 10/30/12 11:44:19 PM
I found these images of Seaside Heights around the internet. So sad. Both Casino Pier and Funtown Pier have been totally trashed...

These are two rides I've never ridden. I don't seek these types of rides out, but I almost went this past season to check out a new Jersey boardwalk. I wish I would have gone now.

drachen
Coaster to Park Ratio: 4.90 / Steel to Wooden Ratio: 2.55 / Wooden Coaster Percentage: 28.2%
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Re: Sandy by frontrow frontrow Profile at 10/31/12 12:11:49 AM
Thanks for checking in guys. Our area was very lucky. A lot of rain, but winds only came up to 25mph. We also didn't get any snow in my area, but just 40 minutes away really has blizzard conditions. Everyone in my area has power, and was unaffected by the storm. Our navagational rivers are raging, which I have to leave for the boat tomarrow, but other than that everything is good. I haven't heard any reports from Kennywood, but I'm sure the park is undamaged. Cedar Point has reported no major damage. Not sure about Idewild or Waldameer. I'm sure Loyahanna Creek is raging and is affecting Idewild. Winds did get pretty fierce in Erie, so I'm hoping Waldameer is OK. Has anyone heard from Paul?
Re: Sandy by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 10/31/12 12:06:54 PM
Ken, thanks again so much for calling. Good health?..well, this is me we're talking about, soooo...

We lost everything in our furnished basement except for a giant screen TV that we got out when the water was only to our shins..it ended up at the hips. We haven't had power since Monday night. We almost sustained loss/damage to our cars, but got them re-located just as the wall of water was coming up my street.

The picture on the front page of today's Star-Ledger greeted me today (when I finally found a store that was open) with the picture posted above of Casino Pier. I was just on the Seaside Boards a week ago today with my buddy, playing Skee-Ball (beat his ass) and Air Hockey (he whipped mine.) I also beat the hell out of him at miniature golf later in the day. It's ritual we used to engage in every summer until he moved to Utah. We would have included pinball, but the only open arcade had no machines :(

Mike, prayers out for all worse off than I.

The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Re: Sandy by Stredain Stredain Profile at 10/31/12 3:09:48 PM
Oh Thank God everyone is safe.. I am sorry to hear about the damage to everyones properties but Thank God youre all alright!
The damage here in Hampton has been minimal and I havent had the chance to check out BGW since they closed it up on Saturday. I havent Driven by but I suspect the Rhine River overflowed but have no confirmation of that.
I hope the power is restored and the clean up wil pass quickly.. all of you are in my prayers.
Yours,
Stredain
Re: Sandy by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 10/31/12 9:00:47 PM
Glad to hear everyone has made it through virtually unscathed. We can replace furniture and cars but not each other. I have several employees actually living at the animal hospital temporarily because they had no place to go and can't get to their homes due to the flooding - the pictures they showed me were unreal - one lives in Toms River and the other just across the bridge off rte 37. Some are stuck in their homes - can't get out due to flooding or downed trees/power lines. But again, they're all OK and that's what matters most.

The Seaside pics are killing me - I was there 2 months ago and I didn't go on that coaster because I was really tired and we were afraid if my 2 year old niece saw me go on a ride without her should would freak out (she wants to go on everything but obviously can barely go on kiddie rides) so I passed. I figured it's 20 min from me so I'll go on another time. Won't make that mistake again, I promise you that. When the governor described the coaster he said it looked like the pier was pulled out from underneath it and it looked completely intact, just now in the ocean. If that doesn't give props to the designers I don't know what does.

I finally got internet and cable back tonight - just in time for my surgery! :~)

I would have died laid up in bed for a week with no TV or computer! I may have actually had to read something! The horror! 8-P

Best wishes and prayers to all who had to endure Sandy - that was surely something I'll never forget.

Jen

p.s. And Mike G - with everything going on I completely forgot today was Halloween and forgot my lighted bunny ears I got at SFGAdv :-(

Re: Sandy by RobLec RobLec Profile at 10/31/12 9:53:54 PM
I hope all goes well with your surgery, and wishing you a speedy recovery.
Re: Sandy by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 10/31/12 9:57:03 PM
RobLec said:

I hope all goes well with your surgery, and wishing you a speedy recovery.

Thanks Rob! I hope to be speedier myself for next season after my ankle's fixed, LOL!

Jen

Re: Sandy by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 11/1/12 8:59:26 AM
GoYanks34 said:

p.s. And Mike G - with everything going on I completely forgot today was Halloween and forgot my lighted bunny ears I got at SFGAdv :-(

I didn't forget...I was joking about us having a SKELETON crew working here...but it certainly didn't feel like what's normally my favorite day of the year. I didn't even visit Mom on her birthday :(

Good luck with and a speedy recovery from the surgery. I'll check in with you soon. It'll be like old times next season at GA...me being unable to keep up with you :)

Mike

The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Re: Sandy by Stredain Stredain Profile at 11/1/12 11:53:06 AM
Get well Yank! I hope you have a quick and relatively painfree recorvery! My thoughts and prayers are going out to you :)
Always, Stredain
Re: Sandy by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 11/1/12 3:34:11 PM
beastmaster said:

Good luck with and a speedy recovery from the surgery. I'll check in with you soon. It'll be like old times next season at GA...me being unable to keep up with you :)

Mike

Can't wait for the good ol' days to return! LOL!

Don't worry - you won't lose me since I'll have to wear my blinking bunny ears - I'll have to get some use out of them since I forgot Halloween! :~)

Jen

Re: Sandy by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 11/1/12 3:35:08 PM
Stredain said:

Get well Yank! I hope you have a quick and relatively painfree recorvery! My thoughts and prayers are going out to you :)
Always, Stredain

Thanks Stredain! I'll post and let everyone know how I'm doing once I'm coherent enough!

Jen

Re: Sandy by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 11/1/12 4:01:50 PM
GoYanks34 said:

beastmaster said:


Good luck with and a speedy recovery from the surgery. I'll check in with you soon. It'll be like old times next season at GA...me being unable to keep up with you :)

Mike

Can't wait for the good ol' days to return! LOL!

Don't worry - you won't lose me since I'll have to wear my blinking bunny ears - I'll have to get some use out of them since I forgot Halloween! :~)

Jen

There's always Easter.

The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Surgery done - went well by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 11/2/12 4:05:34 PM
I'm out of surgery and back at mom's. Everything went well - repaired the torn tendon and tightened all my loose ligaments from the chronic sprains. In quite a bit of pain but that was to be expected. I have so many pain meds in different strengths and types (Percocet, Vicodin ES, regular Vicodin) I think the show Intervention may be contacting my family soon, LOL.

I'm more concerned with being able to get home - mom needs gas and that's apparently impossible to get without a 2 hour wait- In Ridgefield now and have to get back to Lakewood. UGH!

Thanks for the well wishes everyone and I hope to be up and running (pun intended) by opening day!

Jen

Re: Surgery done - went well by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 11/2/12 4:18:55 PM
GoYanks34 said:

I'm out of surgery and back at mom's. Everything went well - repaired the torn tendon and tightened all my loose ligaments from the chronic sprains. In quite a bit of pain but that was to be expected. I have so many pain meds in different strengths and types (Percocet, Vicodin ES, regular Vicodin) I think the show Intervention may be contacting my family soon, LOL.


I'm more concerned with being able to get home - mom needs gas and that's apparently impossible to get without a 2 hour wait- In Ridgefield now and have to get back to Lakewood. UGH!

Thanks for the well wishes everyone and I hope to be up and running (pun intended) by opening day!

Jen

Glad everything's cool. I was gonna call ya, but I was unsure which day you were going under the knife. Next week, hopefully. As you'll see by my post on the other thread, gas lines (for the few that are open) are worse than KK on a Summer Saturday with no Flash Pass. I don't even know if I'll make it home tonight.

The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Re: Surgery done - went well by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 11/2/12 4:23:07 PM
For anyone interested in contributing to the relief efforts, there's a telethon/concert tonight at 8 on NBC and its subsidiaries, and some other networks, probably. Featured: Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Sting, Christina Aguilera, and Mary J. Blige. I won't be able to watch, but maybe you can.

Mike

The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Re: Sandy by alpengeistno3 at 11/2/12 9:54:16 PM
The aftermath of this storm seems far worst than the rains and winds that occurred during for most in the area. Mike and Jen, you guys hang in there and stay safe.

Paul

Re: Sandy by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 11/2/12 10:00:51 PM
Here's info from Amusement Today concerning some Northeastern parks that were effected by Sandy.

www.amusementtoday.com

Re: Sandy by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 1/17/13 2:32:55 PM
Good news for Luna Park & Scream Zone concerning their recovery from Sandy; They are looking forward to opening in March.

www.newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/2013/01/luna-park-races-toward-march-opening.html

* This post was modified at 1/17/13 2:35:26 PM *

Re: Sandy by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 1/27/13 7:53:07 PM
Here's some pictures from the Fun Town Pier that were recently released. You can click on slideshow at the top corner to go through the pics faster. Their coasters are pretty mangled as well. Pretty devastating pictures. :-(

http://photos.oceancountysignal.com/p259291342

Jen

Re: Sandy by Jumbo-Jet Jumbo-Jet Profile at 1/27/13 8:33:40 PM
GoYanks34 said:

Here's some pictures from the Fun Town Pier that were recently released. You can click on slideshow at the top corner to go through the pics faster. Their coasters are pretty mangled as well. Pretty devastating pictures. :-(


http://photos.oceancountysignal.com/p259291342

Jen

It looks like at least the carousel pretty much survived! I hope they will rebuild.

Re: Sandy by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 1/27/13 8:45:23 PM
Jumbo-Jet said:

GoYanks34 said:

Here's some pictures from the Fun Town Pier that were recently released. You can click on slideshow at the top corner to go through the pics faster. Their coasters are pretty mangled as well. Pretty devastating pictures. :-(


http://photos.oceancountysignal.com/p259291342

Jen

It looks like at least the carousel pretty much survived! I hope they will rebuild.

I noticed that too. They said there will be a full interview with the owners coming out in 2 weeks that discusses plans for the future. I'll post it when it comes out. I think they'll rebuild. (fingers crossed)

Jen

Re: Sandy by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 1/28/13 2:13:44 AM
Rebuilding would be a daunting task to say the least. The devastation throughout is so widespread, that it's discouraging. How ironic on picture #58 the pinball machine game is named 'Junkyard'. I wish them all of the best.
Re: Sandy by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 2/22/13 1:22:08 AM
The doomed Jet Star coaster will soon be removed from Casino Pier.

www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/seaside_heights_roller_coaster_1.html

Re: Sandy by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 2/22/13 10:42:39 AM
I guess I better get down there soon if I want to see it....

Jen

Funtown Pier/Casino Pier article by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 2/25/13 8:24:30 PM
Funtown will rebuild but won't be open until next year. Casino will be open this spring.

Funtown/Casino Pier article:
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/casino_pier_in_seaside_to_open.html

And video of Funtown Pier:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN3QxfHeU8E&feature=youtu.be

Jen