Thrill seekers will soon be able to experience the Jersey Shore’s latest adrenaline spiking roller coaster.
Years after the Star Jet roller coaster fell into the Atlantic Ocean during Superstorm Sandy’s pummeling of the Seaside Heights shoreline in 2012, the “Hydrus” will be ready for the upcoming summer season.
Situated on the controversial newly expanded Casino Pier, the Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter roller coaster features a 72-foot vertical lift, loop, and a “turn and roll.” The two eight-person cars track at 45 miles per hour along the 1,050-foot track.
Crews have been assembling the ride since December. It’s set to open by the spring, but you can take a tour now.
Last last week, Hunter Mansfield launched a drone from the beach adjacent to the pier.
He first captures aerial imagery along the beach, then tracks over the ocean. In addition to the roller coaster, the video depicts portions of the pier that remain under construction.
A ferris wheel that will tower at 131 feet is set for installation near the roller coaster during the upcoming weeks.