The wait for the much-anticipated opening of Hydrus, the brand new roller coaster at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, is finally over! Hydrus will be open to the public starting Saturday, May 6, 2017, at noon.
The exhilarating Hydrus features a 72-foot vertical lift and beyond-vertical drop. The first drop of 97 degrees is just the beginning. At a speed of 45 mph, trains will glide over the 1,050-foot track, which includes a vertical loop, an Immelmann turn and a heartline roll during its course. The two eight-passenger cars are equipped with comfortable lap-bar restraints with redundant, hydraulic cylinders that safely keep passengers in the ergonomic bucket seats during the ride.