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Re: Hurricane Sandy vs. Roller Coasters

Postby DougMJr » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:43 pm

I'm surprised how well the Ferris Wheel held up. I wonder how many of these rides will end up for sale? Kinda like buying a "Katrina Car."

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Re: Hurricane Sandy vs. Roller Coasters

Postby Jakizle » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:50 pm

Those things beat the crap out of me and now they got beat back!

If anything this now gives the parks an opportunity to improve their product. You can't change the fact that now those crappy, rough coasters are now mangled in the ocean :b

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Re: Hurricane Sandy vs. Roller Coasters

Postby thestripedtaco » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:58 pm

^ If they can afford to. If insurance does not cover anything I will be interested to see what happens.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy vs. Roller Coasters

Postby CardCraze » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:02 pm

The pier could and should use this as an opportunity to improve. I'm fairly certain the owners of the piers are less upset about the coasters than some of the people in this thread.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy vs. Roller Coasters

Postby simaticable » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:04 pm

I say this storm could be a blessing in disguise. It destroyed two coasters that most people didn't care about, and now new jobs can be created to rebuild the piers and add new rides.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy vs. Roller Coasters

Postby robbalvey » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:17 pm

thestripedtaco wrote:^ If they can afford to. If insurance does not cover anything I will be interested to see what happens.

I'm not sure why people keep saying this.

Here my take... if these businesses are legit, with smart businesses practices, good insurance, etc, they would have some sort of "emergency" plan created. Especially when you are a park that is built in the ocean. If the come back and say "We can't re-build" I would seriously question that. There are plenty of other examples of parks that have sustained SERIOUS weather damage (it's been mentioned already in this thread) that have re-built and bounced back. (Knoebel's, Kemah, Hershey, Six Flags Over Texas, etc, etc, etc....)

Casino Pier for example, hasn't that place been around for like 75 years? I cannot imagine that in 75 years they never thought about the possibility of the pier being partially destroyed by a hurricane.

Is this is a good business, a SMART business, and it's important to them to move forward, they will. And if anything, the opportunity to market a NEW and IMPROVED pier, probably has some really strong potential for them. And you can bet they'll use the hurricane to their advantage to re-market it too!

When you think about parks that sustained weather damage, and DIDN'T bounce back, like Six Flags New Orleans, for example, you look at the business decisions that into to it. If Six Flags felt it was viable to re-built and re-open that park, they would. But all you heard about were stories how that park suffered, and when it was destroyed, the only effort that was made was "what can we salvage to give to other parks."

I don't believe Six Flags had any interest in bring that park back and if anything, I think they probably used the hurricane as an excuse to get rid of a park they probably didn't want in the first place.

Only time will tell for these Jersey Shore parks. All I know is that they seem to draw a *LOT* of business every summer and I can't imagine they wouldn't be working on a plan RIGHT NOW.

And keep in mind, the types of rides at these parks are usually "carnival rides." It will probably take them longer to clean up and re-build the actual pier than it will be to set up new rides. Guarantee you that ITAL and Rides4U will be knocking on their doors REAL soon...if they haven't already! ;)

Seriously, even though I've been harsh on the coasters specifically getting destroyed, because they were awful, I do hope the parks themselves bounce back, and I'm sure they will if their owners had a good business sense.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy vs. Roller Coasters

Postby chadster » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:26 pm

According to Casino Pier's FB page they have yet to be able to assess the damage, but, it also looks like most of the 'carnival' rides were already in storage for the winter. Whether the building they were housed in lived or not is unknown.

Perhaps they will be able to build a much stronger pier capable of being able to have say a euro fighter installed.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy vs. Roller Coasters

Postby CardCraze » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:27 pm

I just think it's hilarious how many people think a park can operate on a pier and be unprepared for a hurricane. You sure hope stuff like this never happens, but being on a boardwalk/pier, I'm sure the park has plans besides "We lost a coaster! We're done! Everybody go home!"
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Re: Hurricane Sandy vs. Roller Coasters

Postby robbalvey » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:18 pm

chadster wrote:From the brief shot in that video, might be adding a third non-memorable coaster to the list, the mighty mouse, another miler gone bye bye. Not sad in the least, it wasn't that great.

Here's a few screen grabs from the video...
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The damage and destruction is devastating! Crazy to see these shots. More bummed about the log flume and flats than the coasters, to be honest... but they are all replaceable.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy vs. Roller Coasters

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:21 pm

Considering one of my favorite days ever as an enthusiast was last year when I drove down the shore visiting all these parks, it's definitely a bummer to see these parks in shambles the way they are. I didn't get the Star Jet credit, but I did ride that awful looper and the Wild Mouse (which I actually thought was a lot of fun). Mother Nature is a cruel bitch sometimes, but these parks should be able to rebuild just fine. It's going to be a long and challenging process for them, but they'll be back, hopefully with a better product (as others have said).
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