Seaside Heights, New Jersey’s Casino Pier will be opening an exciting loping roller coaster called Hydrus. It will be replacing Jet Star, which was washed out to sea by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Hydrus will stand 72 feet above the boardwalk, boast a beyond-vertical drop of 97 degrees, and take riders through a short, but thrilling 1,050 foot course.
What to Expect: A Quick and Twisted Ride
While the ride will be pretty brief, Hydrus will be quite action-packed with an unnerving vertical lift and three inversions (a loop, a cutback, and a heartline roll). Also, the ultra-steep first drop will challenge riders to keep their hands up. As it’ll be Casino Pier’s largest roller coaster it should be a really popular ride. So, guests should expect long lines. Hopefully, the aforementioned elements will make Hydrus well worth the wait.