Seaside Heights, New Jersey, USA
Casino Pier on the Jersey Shore opened Hydrus, the seaside resort’s Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter that replaces the infamous Star Jet coaster that ended up in the Atlantic Ocean following Hurricane Sandy in 2012. It features a 72 foot (23m) tall vertical lift hill, a 97° beyond vertical drop, three inversions and a top speed of 45 mph (72.5 km/h). Click the headline for more information
Playland’s Castaway Cove, New Jersey, USA
Our own East Coast(er) General was invited to test ride GaleForce at Playland’s Castaway Cove. The S&S triple launch prototype coaster has had issues that set its opening back until next spring due to track alignment.
A 30 foot section of track that leads back into the station could not be lined up correctly with the dual launch stators and a new piece of track is currently being manufactured at the plant in Italy.
East Coast(er) General described the coaster as nothing like he’s experienced before, that has “a fantastic launch, a great drop and pacing, as well as a fun element” that reminds him of a Norwegian Loop.