Casino Pier, Deconstructing Now; Rebuilding Later

Seaside Heights amusement pier, severely damaged by storm, is updating its progress on Facebook.

The image of a Seaside Heights roller coaster sitting in the ocean blue, with waves splashing against its frame, is perhaps the iconic symbol of Hurricane Sandy.

Now Casino Pier's managers want to change the face of the storm's aftermath, creating something that, they believe, is good enough for a holiday card:


Here are a collection of photos presented by the Casino Pier on its Facebook page that show how the park is deconstructing its facility so it can then rebuild for the future.

mary barrera December 18, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Hope you can save some icon rides, Iam sure it will be better than ever when back up and running. God bless and Merry Christmas
Libera Wartel December 18, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Looking at all of these pictures and reminiscing of all the summers spent on Casino Pier, during my teenage years and now my children's, including the summer of 2012. Never could I imagine the devastation "Sandy" has caused. Here's looking forward to a new year, and an even better Casino Pier.
Joanne Corley December 18, 2012 at 01:47 PM
What a nice picture. Thought it was an "AWFUL" original idea of leaving it in the ocean..... To remind us of the devastation??? This is much better!
Robert Rogers December 18, 2012 at 01:51 PM
My little guys are so HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY to see some work in progress at the pier.....
barbara December 18, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Happy to see progress being made. Every bit helps. Merry Christmas to the whole crew over there.
jen December 18, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Awesome. Great to see we are moving forward....Jersey Strong.
clamdigger December 18, 2012 at 08:34 PM
they could probably make a few bucks if the auction off some of this stuff. Who knows, a section of roller coaster track, a bumper car along w/ other odds and ends you never know what people would step up to buy.
Sandra December 19, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Thanks for the cleanup and visual. Helps to have progress that we can see rather than read or just hear about. Thanks and love the Christmas Card to all. Merry Christmas and Holiday Cheer to all (in keeping with the situation.)
Martin December 19, 2012 at 02:19 PM
I made plaques with pieces of the boardwalk to give to family members.
greg deluca December 20, 2012 at 10:31 AM
its so depressing to see the rides I've worked many years ago , laying in the ocean . I was the manager for bobcat enterprises ( Robert tucker ) from 87 to 90 , and Hughes entertainment ( owner of Williams grove ) 90 to 91 ....the entire section of pier that is now gone , was the section where all the ride I managed were ...THE MONSTER , THE DISCO STAR , THE ZIPPER , THE POWER JET , THE BUG HOUSE , I also worked for Eddie patel who was the original owner of the jet star . but I hate to say it , casino pier will never be the same . It's rides like THE JET STAR , POLTERGIST ,THE HIMALAYAH & WATER WORKS that made casino pier what it was , without the memories , casino pier is and eventually will be ..just another over priced benny attraction.
dave December 22, 2012 at 01:05 AM
the whole pier needs to be replaced,new pilings and boards, it looks unstabile to mei hope they consider this ,make them concrete piers.
john marks January 08, 2013 at 05:55 AM
john marks glad to see the pier will make a come back
Angel Cooper January 29, 2013 at 07:04 AM
wow, there is a blast from the past :)


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