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New roller coaster open at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights — video

SEASIDE HEIGHTS — Years after Superstorm Sandy swept the iconic Jet Star roller coaster into the Atlantic Ocean, Casino Pier on Saturday opened its new Hydrus ride to the public.

The Hydrus has a 72-foot vertical lift and 97-degree drops, 1,050 feet of track, a vertical loop, an Immelman turn and a heartline roll.

And that, the amusement park hopes, will all add up to many screams of delight.

Admission for the ride is 10 credits, which are worth $10. Riders have to be at least 4 feet tall.

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Construction on the new ride began in January after the park acquired more land. Casino Pier also has a new Ferris wheel this summer.

The ride was unveiled nearly five years since the storm wrecked the Jersey Shore and comes as the borough makes a new effort to attract families and tourists who may have been turned off by images they saw on reality-TV shows like “The Jersey Shore.”

The borough is promoting weekly free movies on the beach from July 4 through August, the Jersey Shore Music Festival on May 19 to 21, and Family Fun Nights on the beach starting July 2.

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Sergio Bichao is deputy digital editor at New Jersey 101.5. 

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