SEASIDE HEIGHTS-On Friday, the Casino Pier reopened for the first time since Hurricane Sandy destroyed the amusement pier here in October. The company opened a limited amount of rides and allowed visitors to ride for free all night long. Approximately 500 people were in attendance at the re-opening. Six rides were open to the public on Friday night.
Visitors find an unexpected treat at the boardwalk in Seaside Heights with the opening of the Casino Pier.
Children enjoy a spin on the NASCAR themed Speedway ride.
Casino Pier Director of Operations, Lou Cirigliano awaits visitors at the base of the Casino Pier with Seaside Height Police Officers watching as tourists enter the pier.
Closed as of Friday, the fun house.
Children enjoy a free ride on the boats in Seaside Heights.
Pirate’s Hideaway Roller Coaster.
Swings, not open as of Friday.
The Pier’s cast of characters have been placed to greet visitors.
Children enjoy rides on the groovy 70′s themed Car Combo.
Long lines at the Pirate’s Hideaway, the only coaster open on Friday.
The iconic swings at the pier not read yet as of Friday.
Children of Ocean Signal editor Phil Stilton, glad to see their old friends back at the pier.
The Surf Shack, a new fun house attraction waiting to open at the Casino Pier.
While a portion of the lower pier was opened on Friday, with free rides, the upper deck will remain closed until 2014 and other sections were off limits as the rebuilding continues.