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Casino Pier Reveals HYDRUS

The new roller coaster at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, will be known as HYDRUS.

HYDRUS is a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter roller coaster with a 72-foot vertical lift and beyond-vertical 97-degree drop. It will attain speeds of up to 45 mph. The 1,050-foot track includes a vertical loop, an Immelmann turn and a heartline roll.

HYDRUS will have two, eight-passenger cars equipped with lap-bar restraints with redundant, hydraulic cylinders that safely keep passengers in the ergonomic bucket seats during the ride. Magnetic brakes will provide vehicle deceleration before they enter the station.

spring opening is planned.

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