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Casino Pier Seaside NJ

GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile

Posted:
12/11/12 at
5:34:40 PM

They've removed almost all of the rides now. It looks SO barren....

Jen

Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by Stredain Stredain Profile at 12/12/12 7:59:48 PM
Oh man... that is a depressing sight. This is one of the places struck by that !@#$% Sandy, right? What of the other places along the the !@#$%'s path of destruction? Are they facing the same predicament? And will this particular theme park (Casino Pier) undergo reconstruction or is it on the parks of yesteryear list?
Excuse my use of characters here... I try not to use foul language unless its really merited and I try to respect other people's sensibilities.
Yours, Stredain
Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 12/12/12 10:20:27 PM
They plan on rebuilding. See this link I posted in a previous discussion:

http://www.tomsrivernjonline.com/2012/11/23/casino-pier-owner-says-he-will-rebuild-bigger-and-better-after-hurricane-sandy/9553/

They are taking bids on rebuilding the boardwalk in Seaside right now and the mayor said they will have permits to work 24/7 so the estimated time for boardwalk reconstruction is 3-4 months. Don't know if that includes the pier. Sandy destroyed most of the ocean front/boardwalks down the entire shore. Wildwood seems to be the least affected of the shore towns with amusement piers. Haven't heard much about Point Pleasant - Jenkinson's bar was damaged and Martel's Tiki bar was partially destroyed - Part of the actual pier that Martel's was on washed away. Haven't heard much about the progress but I know Jenkinson's (bar, boardwalk, rides) and Martel's are also rebuilding. Couldn't find any info on the amusement park section there.


Martells


Jenkinsons - not as bad as Martells but still a lot of damage

If you want to see pictures this is the best reference for pics and what is going on:
http://www.facebook.com/OCPoliceBlotter/photos_stream

Scroll down to the bottom past the more recent stuff and unrelated to hurricane photos and there are also pics of Funtown pier and other shore damage.
Jen

* This post was modified at 12/12/12 10:27:03 PM *

Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 12/12/12 10:28:58 PM
Here's another interesting photo describing the damage to the pier:

Jen

Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 12/13/12 7:37:47 AM
I spent 6 hours in my local movie theater last night watching the 12/12/12 Concert For Sandy Relief live from Madison Square Garden. I teared up a few times as images from the storm and its aftermath flickered across the giant screen. but only one sequence made me actually cry a bit. State Farm had a spot with young schoolchildren in a classroom sharing their thoughts on the coaster, of which photos were on the walls. Paraphrasing:

"It was as big as the Empire State Building!"

"It was about 48 inches tall!"

"I hope it comes back, but with loops!"

After that last one State Farm's logo appeared with the words "So Do We."

Mike

The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 12/13/12 1:00:54 PM
beastmaster said:

I spent 6 hours in my local movie theater last night watching the 12/12/12 Concert For Sandy Relief live from Madison Square Garden. I teared up a few times as images from the storm and its aftermath flickered across the giant screen. but only one sequence made me actually cry a bit. State Farm had a spot with young schoolchildren in a classroom sharing their thoughts on the coaster, of which photos were on the walls. Paraphrasing:


"It was as big as the Empire State Building!"

"It was about 48 inches tall!"

"I hope it comes back, but with loops!"

After that last one State Farm's logo appeared with the words "So Do We."

Mike

I missed that one - I'll have to go back and check it out - I DVR'd it but watched most of it. The things I learned from that show were:

1. Roger Daltrey is 68 years old with the body of a 38 year old - amazing.

2. Kanye West wears leather skirts - please guys don't make that a trend. It's not remotely attractive.

3. Jon Bon Jovi should not sing Bruce Springsteen songs, even with him, ever.

4. Adam Sandler is turning into the obese version of him from the movie Click.

5. The Rolling Stones are the poster boys for the tobacco, liquor and illegal drug industry. How the hell is Keith Richards still alive (68 years old), never mind able to actually play? How can Mick Jagger (69 years old) still move like a 40 year old and perform with that amount of energy? Defies logic.

6. Paul McCartney thought a bunch of obscure songs was the way to go - worst set list in history.

7. It was amazing that a majority of the people that came were from England to help. Just that so many of these top tier bands, singers, comedians and celebrities turned out to help all those in need was amazing. They ended up putting on an incredible show. Who would have ever thought that Bon Jovi, Kanye, Springsteen, the Stones, The Who and Paul Mc Cartney would ever share the same stage on the same night? Kudos to pulling that off for a very important cause.

Jen

Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 12/13/12 1:18:07 PM
GoYanks34 said:

beastmaster said:

I spent 6 hours in my local movie theater last night watching the 12/12/12 Concert For Sandy Relief live from Madison Square Garden. I teared up a few times as images from the storm and its aftermath flickered across the giant screen. but only one sequence made me actually cry a bit. State Farm had a spot with young schoolchildren in a classroom sharing their thoughts on the coaster, of which photos were on the walls. Paraphrasing:


"It was as big as the Empire State Building!"

"It was about 48 inches tall!"

"I hope it comes back, but with loops!"

After that last one State Farm's logo appeared with the words "So Do We."

Mike

I missed that one - I'll have to go back and check it out - I DVR'd it but watched most of it. The things I learned from that show were:

1. Roger Daltrey is 68 years old with the body of a 38 year old - amazing.

2. Kanye West wears leather skirts - please guys don't make that a trend. It's not remotely attractive.

3. Jon Bon Jovi should not sing Bruce Springsteen songs, even with him, ever.

4. Adam Sandler is turning into the obese version of him from the movie Click.

5. The Rolling Stones are the poster boys for the tobacco, liquor and illegal drug industry. How the hell is Keith Richards still alive (68 years old), never mind able to actually play? How can Mick Jagger (69 years old) still move like a 40 year old and perform with that amount of energy? Defies logic.

6. Paul McCartney thought a bunch of obscure songs was the way to go - worst set list in history.

7. It was amazing that a majority of the people that came were from England to help. Just that so many of these top tier bands, singers, comedians and celebrities turned out to help all those in need was amazing. They ended up putting on an incredible show. Who would have ever thought that Bon Jovi, Kanye, Springsteen, the Stones, The Who and Paul Mc Cartney would ever share the same stage on the same night? Kudos to pulling that off for a very important cause.

Jen

Check my post from this morning on the Off-Topic Forum. I had to put my thoughts down after I woke up.

As far as coming from Merry Olde, don't forget, the Who and The Stones were already in the NY area for other gigs. Stones are a few blocks away from me this Saturday (with Springsteen, Black Keys and (shudder..) Lady GaGa as special guests.

Mike

The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by chitlins73 chitlins73 Profile at 12/13/12 5:02:11 PM
I love when artists choose to play new music.Shows they are not trying to live off of there old stuff.Music is like art.I respect an artist that wants to keep creating new work.
Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 12/13/12 6:51:28 PM
chitlins73 said:

I love when artists choose to play new music.Shows they are not trying to live off of there old stuff.Music is like art.I respect an artist that wants to keep creating new work.

Not sure what you're talking about. The only set list I complained about was Mc Cartney's and the songs were obscure Wings/Beatles songs mostly and one Nirvana cover.

Jen

Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by chitlins73 chitlins73 Profile at 12/13/12 11:10:58 PM
Oh......I thought that you meant he was presenting some new stuff at this show...lol
Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by Stredain Stredain Profile at 12/15/12 4:03:03 PM
Yikes....from your map, it looks like Seaside is a WORTHY road trip once its all done.
I am glad they are going to repair it.. I will put this rebuilt place on my list of parks.
Stredain
Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 12/17/12 10:33:03 AM
Stredain said:

Yikes....from your map, it looks like Seaside is a WORTHY road trip once its all done.
I am glad they are going to repair it.. I will put this rebuilt place on my list of parks.
Stredain

According to your profile, Shannon, your home park is BGE. If you're in that neighborhood and are coming north, Seaside's worth a stop for the atmosphere. But I wouldn't come up that far with the idea that it's your main destination. If you're heading to GAdv or other local parks, sure. But remember, everything is pay-as-you-go, with standard carnival rides and mediocre, run-of-the-mill coasters (if replaced/repaired) costing around $4-6 per ride. They do some specials for P.O.P bracelets and the like, but not much. If you get there, make sure to have a Kohr's fresh squeezed orangeade..awesomeness!

Mike

The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 12/17/12 11:01:29 AM
beastmaster said:

Stredain said:

Yikes....from your map, it looks like Seaside is a WORTHY road trip once its all done.
I am glad they are going to repair it.. I will put this rebuilt place on my list of parks.
Stredain

According to your profile, Shannon, your home park is BGE. If you're in that neighborhood and are coming north, Seaside's worth a stop for the atmosphere. But I wouldn't come up that far with the idea that it's your main destination. If you're heading to GAdv or other local parks, sure. But remember, everything is pay-as-you-go, with standard carnival rides and mediocre, run-of-the-mill coasters (if replaced/repaired) costing around $4-6 per ride. They do some specials for P.O.P bracelets and the like, but not much. If you get there, make sure to have a Kohr's fresh squeezed orangeade..awesomeness!

Mike

And I'd like to add if you're coming up I'd take the coastal route and hit Wildwood on your way up. It is far superior to Seaside in terms of rides, beach (has the softest sand that never gets hot - it's amazing) and atmosphere IMO. May as well hit Jenkinson's boardwalk after Seaside and have a drink or 2 at Jenks or Martel's once it's rebuilt. They're right on the beach and there are rides as well although the only coaster is a Wild Mouse. Spend the night and then hit SFGAdv the next day. It's about 40 min from Point Pleasant/Seaside depending on traffic. If it's a trip you're serious about taking let us know and we can help you with logistics. I live smack in between Seaside and Point Pleasant so I may even be able to meet up with you one day if my schedule allows!

Jen

Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 12/17/12 1:11:42 PM
^^^But we must warn her (or him..I've seen Shannon as a guy's name too)..about the five mile walk from Wildwood's Boardwalk to the waterline. OK, I'm exaggerating, but it's a looooong walk...

Mike

The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 12/17/12 4:07:19 PM
beastmaster said:

^^^But we must warn her (or him..I've seen Shannon as a guy's name too)..about the five mile walk from Wildwood's Boardwalk to the waterline. OK, I'm exaggerating, but it's a looooong walk...


Mike

But the sand is SO damn soft!

Jen

Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 12/17/12 4:49:54 PM
Just an FYI for anyone who wanted to go and check things out - the coaster is still in the water for now:

Seaside Heights businesses reopened for the first time today in about seven weeks.

The general public is now allowed to enter Seaside Heights from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Without checkpoints, people can now "come and go whether they're here to work or just coming over to get a bite to eat," according to a posting on the Seaside Heights website.

Business owners are certainly excited about the prospect of making up for lost time and serving the public.

Jen

Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by Stredain Stredain Profile at 12/18/12 4:57:08 PM
haha I am a female and yes, I am used to walking places. On a dare, I spent 8 hours walking around BGE pushing my son... at the end of the night, I was feeling a bit punchy.
I have decided to spend my weekslong vacation by hiting amusement parks....and thats not TILL MAY! Oh the horror!
S.
Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 12/18/12 5:58:44 PM
Had to post this pic I saw on FB today:

Jen

Re: Casino Pier Seaside NJ by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 12/20/12 11:46:53 PM
Latest image taken today of the pier:

And look how bizarre Seaside looks without the boardwalk in front of the stores - only sand.

Jen