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Re: Casino Pier (Seaside Heights) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Mon May 08, 2017 3:57 am

So looks like Casino Pier got a lighting package on the coaster similar to Monster.

Looks great!

(I can't find video other than this Instagram post)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTuMjDPjKeN/

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Postby julioot » Mon May 08, 2017 5:32 am

^That looks so cool! Lighting packages like this should be the trend, not VR.

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Re: Casino Pier (Seaside Heights) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon May 08, 2017 7:03 am

Despite the horrible nature in which it happened the fact that this place was forced to start over and essentially rebuild from the ground up has made it a dramatically better park. Looking at that last video it's honestly hard to believe that this is Casino Pier.

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Re: Casino Pier (Seaside Heights) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Sat May 20, 2017 9:25 am

I think I'm going to drive down and check out changes to the pier and ride Hydrus today.
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Re: Casino Pier (Seaside Heights) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat May 20, 2017 6:50 pm

I'm really looking forward to trying it this summer. I've always liked Canobie's Untamed, but just wished there weren't OSTRs. Hydrus was able to get rid of the OSTRs and looks to have an amazing setting.
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Re: Casino Pier (Seaside Heights) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Sat May 20, 2017 7:13 pm

Hydrus is a nice addition for such a small footprint. The lift hill was real slow and everyone I rode with felt a little light headed going down the drop. I loved the pace of the zero-g roll (or whatever it is called)

I do question the actions of the ride operators. The first time I boarded in the second row and after they locked the restraints they had to release the restraints saying there was a problem. They made all of us get off and board the other car, sending the first car out with no problem. It was apparent that one guest in the front row was super sized. We all board the next car and the same thing happens. The ride operator tells us all to go down to the photo booth and wait for him to come down and refund the ride (put points back on the Fun Card that everyone has to use). As we get to the photo booth they send out the next car (the original one we got out of) with 8 people. Now it is apparent to me that there is nothing wrong with the car or restraints and the ride ops just didn't want to tell the woman of size that she was too big to ride. So I get back in line and when I get to the station the ride op just nods at me and lets me through the turnstile without saying anything. Now I get that they might not have wanted to shame someone, but it could have been done tactfully, without inconveniencing everyone else, especially since two of the four ride ops were very large people also.
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Re: Casino Pier (Seaside Heights) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat May 20, 2017 7:26 pm

^ The inline twist/zero-G roll is my favorite element outside of the drop on these eurofighter coasters.

Wow that's a really frustrating way to handle a guest who couldn't fit.
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Re: Casino Pier (Seaside Heights) Discussion Thread

Postby I Like Theme Parks. » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:00 am

I was at the park on Saturday for the ACE Seaside Screams event. There was ERT on Hydrus, and we also got to go in the Skycoaster area to get a group photo and get a nice view. They also gave us an unexpected tour of Hydrus. I went with my friend who's not that into coasters and he had a good time as well. Including ERT, we only rode things for one hour, but we got a lot of Hydrus rides and a few flats. Air Race and Shore Shot were closed. The operations were actually really impressive, but I doubt they have such a nice and energetic staff all the time. It was really a great visit, and I'll post some pictures or videos today or tomorrow maybe. Rides:

Hydrus x 10 - Wow, I was totally surprised by this! I knew it would be good, but it really got better the more I rode it. The drop has insane airtime of course, the loop has very strong forces AND great hang time, and the cutback gives you a great view of the beach when you look to your left when you get near the inverted part (I was skeptical if a cutback is really an inversion, but it really felt like one). The next turn is quick and snappy, the heartline roll totally rules and dumps you out of your seat, then there's one more quick turn and even some floater air going into the brakes. The trains are comfy, and it's super smooth. The location is obviously great. I'm glad the park has this! It's a perfect fit.
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Re: Casino Pier (Seaside Heights) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:11 pm

I'm going to be to be in Seaside Heights in a few weeks, and will be checking out Hydrus for sure! How much does it cost per ride, and are there any discounts for multiple rides, or all day wristbands, etc...? Thanks!
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Re: Casino Pier (Seaside Heights) Discussion Thread

Postby michaellynn4 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:15 pm

^ Hydrus is 10 tickets, which equates in most circumstances to $10. However, there are a bunch of specials that the park runs during the week. You can find a breakdown here.
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