ernierocker wrote:Still holding out hope that this hurricane somehow damaged Ninja at SFOG.
Apparently it also destroyed a terrible looper down the street. We went and rode all that crap back in 2010 (I think it was part of Derek and Piers' master plan to find the Jersey Shore house and people). As long as the pizza didn't get destroyed, I'm fine!
Wow! So yeah....
While it really sucks that all this damage has been done to two seaside parks that I really did enjoy spending a couple of hours at... the hurricane took out the TWO WORST COASTERS that we rode that day!!!
Personally, I find this both tragic and awesome! Tragic as it bums me out to see a park go through this... the damage to the park and the business is devastating... but AWESOME in that hopefully those rides get replaced by something that doesn't suck quite as much!
Here's the POVs of those rides again. Seriously, the loss here is NOT the coasters...it's the damage that's been done to the parks and the businesses...
LOL at my review at 1:48 in this video...
And my "review" is at 1:52 on this video.... lol
--Robb "Trying to at least find the positive in all this..." Alvey
Last edited by robbalvey on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:57 pm.
Growing up in New Jersey and riding that piece of garbage every year, I will rejoice in its loss. Now my friends can't force me into riding it out of tradition anymore. I'm more broken up over Centrifuge going under to be honest. I hope to see a nice rebuilt pier when I end up there come Summer and for now I am just happy that everyone I know up there is ok.
I've known about these coasters before from TPR trip reports of the Jersey Shore before and I always thought that these small parks should get better coasters, well now is their chance. I am a bit sad for this, but it's mainly because I never went on either and I really haven't captured how bad those two coasters were that I would've been happy they are gone. Hopefully, better coasters will come.
1: Lightning Run, 2: El Toro, 3: Maverick, 4: Xcelerator, 5: Voyage, 6: TTD, 7: Gold Striker, 8: El Loco (Vegas), 9: Millennium Force, 10: Kingda Ka Coaster Credits: 110 (89 steel, 21 wood); Last Coaster Credit: Raptor (CP) [8/22/14]; Last Park Credit: Waldameer [8/21/14] What a season pass??
SharkTums wrote:You know a large percentage of enthusiasts didn't even know about this coaster(s) until they were destroyed. If they were such great rides, don't you think everyone would have been talking about them BEFORE they were fish food?
I would just like to point out that I was talking about my love for Star Jet all the way back in June...
I'm no expert and I don't pretend to be but it looks like Funtown Pier is pretty much a total loss. I wouldn't be surprised if they remove all of the rides as the pier itself looks like it's either destroyed or highly unstable in most spots.
Last edited by coasterbill on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:20 pm.
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