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Re: Photo TR - I'm going to the Jersey Shore, BITCH!

Postby larrygator » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:08 am

disneyfan1313 wrote:Wow! Brings back memories... we used to go there every now and again when I lived in Rumson. Looks like it is still as ghetto as I remember!



I knew Stacey was from Long Island, I didn't realize you also lived in the New York area at one time.

I left SFGAdv early today, so I'll have Part 2 posted in a couple of hours.
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Re: Photo TR - I'm going to the Jersey Shore, BITCH!

Postby larrygator » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:17 pm

For the second leg of my tour, I stopped by Seaside Heights, the locale for the reality TV phenomenon called The Jersey Shore. Seaside Heights has two independent amusement piers that operate about 3/4 mile from each other. In between the two piers is a boardwalk with video game parlors, food, games of chances and bars.

For this post I will show Casino Pier, which is the northern most amusement pier and some of the boardwalk.

Maintainance was still setting up rides at both amusement piers, so I couldn't get up close to all rides.
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Get the fist pumping started, this infamous locale is about three blocks north of Casino Pier.
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Before you get to Casino Pier there is an arcade that contains this classic Dentzel Looff Carousel.
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It has a classic Wurlitzer organ.
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And as this New York Times article says, a Dr. Floyd Moreland, dedicated a lot of his personal time to restore the carousel in the mid-80's.
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Out of gratitude his name is inscribed on the saddle of this horse.
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Also between the arcade and Casino Pier is a Sky Ride.
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A Sky Ride to nowhere.
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The list of Casino Pier rides.
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The best ride on the pier is this wonderful dark ride, that was not open yet for the season.
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Pirate's Hideaway has a little more theming out front than when it opened.
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Hot Tamale which runs at close to 200MPH appears to have derailed. Best coaster eva!
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Remember, The Moby Dick is mandatory at every Jersey Shore park.
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As seen on VH1's "Jersey Shore" when Paulie D was being stalked by the Israeli chick.
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Some rides like this Tornado, along with the Tilt-A-Whirl and Swinging Ship were still under construction.
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Here I come to save the day! Actually Mighty Mouse is 3/4 mile away at Funtown Pier, this is just Wild Mouse.
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Overview of Casino Pier from the boardwalk.
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Shout Out to whomever requested Fist Pumping! And time for a little guessing game, where did Larry stop for food?
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Waffles and ice cream.
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Custard and fresh lemonade.
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Pizza
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Philly Cheesesteak
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Potpouri of fried snacks.
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Seafood
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Fudge
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or did I use my meal money to Shoot the Terrorist?
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Postby beyondthepalace » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:12 am

Kohrs Custard and Three Brothers Pizza....food of the gods!!!

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Postby thecoasterkid » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:57 am

Someone needs to tell me how the Shoot the Terrorist with "live targets" works! Do they really hire middle easterners to get shot with paint balls all day long?!

Awesome report! I've always wanted to get out and check a real seaside pier park. I've always loved the idea of boardwalks. They're not very common in Canada.

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Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:22 pm

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Now this makes sense...

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This a great trip report Larry! Keep up the great work, and remember to never stop fist pumping through life! :)
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Postby larrygator » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:41 pm

thecoasterkid wrote:Someone needs to tell me how the Shoot the Terrorist with "live targets" works! Do they really hire middle easterners to get shot with paint balls all day long?!

Awesome report! I've always wanted to get out and check a real seaside pier park. I've always loved the idea of boardwalks. They're not very common in Canada.


You can actually see the "terrorist" in the left hand side of the booth. This a typical guy (not of Middle Eastern descent) wearing a lot of padding and goggles. He walks back and forth behind obstacles, hiding from the shooters. Some shooters just aim for Osama Bin Laden's picture or other targets instead.

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Did you know that there are 26 coasters operating at the 10 amusements along the Jersey Shore, and 2 more powered coasters?
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Postby ElToroExtreme » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:33 pm

Ahh how I miss the shore! I used to love seaside! BTW Midway has the best cheese steaks and sausage hoagies on the shore!

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Postby larrygator » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:59 pm

^Jay, even though you don't know me, you know your Seaside Heights food. I choose Midway for a cheese steak.

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On the walk between Casino Pier and Funtown Pier you pass dozens of stores and booths set up for games of chance. These offer a chance to buy or win amazing stuff.

Oh and don't believe everything you read on the Internet. Funtown Pier's website listed the park as opening on March 27th. Well the ticket booth was open selling discount tickets, but the rides were not open. Therefore, I wasn't able to get a lot of close-ups of the rides. Unfortunately the cold weather kept all the freaky people off the boardwalk.

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Oh yeah, before I forget, this is the entrance to Funtown Pier.
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That's my chessesteak being prepared. Stop drolling!
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Although it is not a majestic as the Giant Wheel at Morey Piers, Sam the Eagle says it is A Salute to All Nations, But Mostly America.
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Kid Tums friendly.
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Jolly, Jolly, Jolly!
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The bumper cars did a little too much fist pumping last night.
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Tornado is another ride that is not a stranger to Jersey Shore parks.
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The only coaster shot in this update; if you don't like it visit the park yourself.
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This is one of the worst darkrides ever built, I'm surprised that Nickledeon authorized this.
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Just like Casino Pier, Funtown Pier also has an indoor carousel, just not an historic one.
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Also, next to the Carousel is this awesome video arcade.
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Giant size Frenzy or Berzerk (I can't remember which)
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Spy Hunter, YES!
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Back on the boardwalk I find wonderful merchandise like this t-shirt.
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But then I find this beauty and I have to have it. It is at a game where you have to throw a football through moving tires. The barker says it is $5 for 5 footballs and two footballs through the tires wins the t-shirt.
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I'm usually very good at this game and fork over $5 but get only one football through. I pluck down another $5 for five more football and the barker taunts me saying I could just buy the t-shirt for $20. Now I'm determined to win the shirt, but have 3 footballs rim out.
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I pluck $5 more down and win the prize and hit a 3rd bullseye, which wins this prize plus an additional stuffed animal for my niece. Next up is Jenkinson's Pier.
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Postby milst1 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:52 pm

Awesome report. We did an overlapping trip last summer, starting at Wildwood and then going north, ending at Casino Pier, never making it as far as Keansburg. Cool to see Funtown P. and Casino P. in the daylight! I grew up in Jersey, but we never went..."down the shore". Thanks for the pics.
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Postby larrygator » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:18 am

I attempted to do most of the Shore parks from Morey up to Seaside back in 2005, but made the error of stepping into the Showboat Casino after the Steel Pier and never completed the trip.
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