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The Jersey Shore finally replaces the roller coaster destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

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Rebecca Fontana
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Seaside Heights, NJ, home to one of the best beaches with a boardwalk, finally has a new roller coaster. You know it from, yes, TV show Jersey Shore, but beach lovers were genuinely devastated when it was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy back in October 2012. (You’ve seen the photos of it submerged underwater.)

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The former Jet Star coaster has been replaced with the Hydrus, a ride with a seven-story drop and three inversions worthy of the best amusement parks. This one is located on the beach instead of over the water like the original. It opened in early May after just five months of construction, but replacing the entire pier it’s located on was another story—that’s been under construction for five years. Still, it’s worth making the two-hour drive for a weekend getaway DTS.

Meanwhile, we’re still waiting on the L train shutdown to fix Sandy damage here in NYC.

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