Time-lapse video shows removal of Seaside Heights roller coaster

May 27, 2013 7:28:04 AM PDT
There is new video showing the removal of an iconic attraction on the Jersey shore swept into the ocean by Superstorm Sandy.

The time-lapse video captures crews pulling the remains of the Jet Star roller coaster out of the water in Seaside Heights last week.

The image of the Jet Star, sitting in the ocean, was perhaps the most famous and enduring image of Superstorm Sandy. It appeared hundreds of times in media accounts and graced T-shirts, hoodies and car magnets, sold by the numerous charities raising money for storm victims.

The ride is privately owned by Casino Pier, one of two amusement piers in Seaside Heights that were devastated by the Oct. 29 storm. Funtown Pier, at the southern end of the boardwalk, was so badly damaged it cannot open this summer, but will be back in 2014.

Casino Pier is being rebuilt and will include at least 18 rides this summer, including a new pendulum ride called The Superstorm, in defiance of Sandy.