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Casino Pier (Seaside Heights) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:54 am

Hey everybody!

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

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Worker struck by roller coaster

Published in the Ocean County Observer 03/28/05
Seaside Heights man, 40, airlifted to hospital
Staff Writer
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.
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Postby SharkTums » Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:36 am

Wow...this has to go down as one of the most pathetic 'coaster accidents' ever!

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Postby FlyingScooter » Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:17 am

What was he thinking? Man, that's right up with parking on railroad tracks...

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Postby Carnage » Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:47 pm

Can someone really be that stupid?

Part of me wonders if something is miquoted. Just seems too odd.

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Postby Coasterlicious » Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:32 pm

Lets just put the can on roller coaster tracks when its going... :?: :x

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Postby Homer » Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:37 pm

Was the man an R-Tard or something?
-My butt has touched 112 roller coasters, how unfortunate.

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Postby socalMAN123 » Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:33 pm

Hey yall-
I've never seen a park employee be so stupid except for the people who jump over the tracks when the trainis moving. I think he kind of deserved it, he should have been watching out where he was putting his things.

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Postby Angry_Gumball » Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:51 pm

Reminds me of the man who went to retrieve his hat after loosing it on Top Gun. He hopped the fence that specifically said "NO TRESPASSING" and got kicked in the head by an oncoming train. The one who "kicked" suffered broken legs while the one who was hit by the rider's legs was killed. Why do people have to be so ignorant?!?

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Postby CoasterCrazy » Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:58 pm

About 2 years ago, a worker was killed at SFOG because he went under the track to get someone’s hat while the ride was operating. The train hit him and the ride was closed for a couple of weeks.

It amazes me how stupid some people are.:o

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Postby socalMAN123 » Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:09 pm

What about the guy who was leaning his head over a Fireball, and then got whammed in the head and killed? That is a true meaning of an idiot. Why would people be so stupid to do these things?


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