This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Seaside Heights, and Casino Pier in particular, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Casino Pier and the former Funtown Pier
Casino Pier Official Website
Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!
March 28th, 2005 - Funtown Pier worker struck by roller coaster (see below)
July 6th, 2006 - Funtown Pier may close down and be converted to condos within 3 years
July 19th, 2006 - Pirate's Hideaway coaster being added to Casino Pier
July 17th, 2008 - worker serious injured by Star Jet on Casino Pier
March 17th, 2012 - Hallow Graves Haunted Mansion returns to Funtown Pier for 2012
October 29th, 2012 - SuperStorm Sandy threatens Seaside Heights
September 12th, 2013 - Fire destroys southern half of the Seaside Heights boardwalk, spares Casino Pier
March 27th, 2014 - Casino Pier to add three rides for 2014 including an Air Race
February 11th, 2015 - Funtown Pier submits plans to rebuild
August 20th, 2015 - Casino Pier receives approval move expand northward
July 27th, 2016 - owner abandons plan to rebuild Funtown, after height variances are not granted
September 17th, 2016 - Gertslauer track spotted near Casino Pier
October 9th, 2016 - Casino Pier begins northward expansion
September 8h, 2018 - Casino Pier is bringing back their indoor scrambler, Centrifuge
http://www.injersey.com/observer/story/ ... 58,00.html
Worker struck by roller coaster
Published in the Ocean County Observer 03/28/05
Seaside Heights man, 40, airlifted to hospital
By CHRIS LUNDY
SEASIDE PARK -- A Fun Town Amusement Pier employee was injured yesterday after being hit by a roller coaster giving children a ride, police said.
The 40-year-old Seaside Heights man, whose name was not released by police, was injured at 1:59 p.m. near the Family Fun Coaster, police said.
The man received lacerations to his head and leg, but was conscious, police said. He was airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.
Witness accounts vary from the police report.
The police said the employee was hit by the roller coaster.
The employee was a maintenance man picking up garbage, Fun Town Pier owner Bill Major said. The man placed the garbage can on the tracks of the ride, Major said. When the roller coaster's front car hit the can, the can was knocked forward into the man's head, he said.
Fun Town Pier has fences to keep people away from rides, Major said. The worker hopped a fence to do the cleaning, he said.
Major said he did not know why the employee acted as he did.
The car was on a descent and could not be stopped, Major said.
At first, Erin Kearney of Newark said she thought the front of the roller coaster car flipped up. She then realized it was a garbage can.
Kearney said she was terrified at the incident. Her 14-year-old brother, Travis Nelson, was in the front car.
"My heart was pounding," Kearney said.
Travis Nelson's mother, Ann Nelson of Toms River, drove to the scene when she found out what happened.
An employee was manning the ride.
"I wouldn't consider it his fault," Nelson said. "Everything was fine when the ride started."
The ride had approximately eight to 10 people on it, Nelson said.
None of the riders were reported injured.
Police said they contacted the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, but the office was closed.