The Remnants of Funtown Pier

Demolition continues on Seaside Height's Funtown Pier, which was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.

Just a short walk down the debris-littered beach in Seaside Heights, work is underway on Casino Pier.

Despite the presence of a roller coaster still sitting in the ocean, positive reconstruction has been going on for several months. Officials even say they plan on reopening a portion of the pier, along with some rides, by Memorial Day.

It's a different story at Funtown Pier.

The amusement rival remains a wreck following Hurricane Sandy's arrival at the resort town in late October. The pier, which arguably received more damage during the storm than Casino Pier, is in disarray. Large portions of it have been removed, though what remains will also likely have to go.

The pier's most prominent feature, its Ferris wheel, sits half on its original pilings and half on the beach, tilted but still standing upright, almost as if in defiance of the storm and its wrath.

But that too will come down, eventually, piece by piece, to be scrapped.

There's hope that the pier will reopen, but it won't happen this year. The goal is to be up and running summer 2014.

This season, Funtown Pier will be little more than a void off of Seaside Height's newly-constructed boardwalk.

Dawn Schulz April 08, 2013 at 11:42 AM
OMG!!!! I'm not even from Seaside, (park or heights), and after reading all of this crap; I'm glad I'm not!! I've never heard such adolescent nonsense. This is a blog to bring people together, and bring awareness about how we can all work together to rebuild and restore our towns. It affects all of us! It's not meant to be a Geography lesson, or a spelling or Grammar lesson. No one cares!!! Stop the bashing on all fronts. Grow up and listen to your mother,(if you don't have something nice, kind, constructive, or productive to say; Don't say anything at all )!!!!
Debi Klinger April 08, 2013 at 06:01 PM
I have heard that there is a woman who is taking wood from Sandy and doing paintings on it and reselling with all proceeds going to a charity to help rebuild, has anyone heard of this? or know where to get her info?
Will April 08, 2013 at 09:23 PM
I lived in the Mountains for many years and when a bird landed on an electric line our electric went out. An ice storm took all the lines down which was a blessing...they needed repair. Seaside boardwalks looked to be in need of repair..maybe Sandy helped get work done that had to be done.
Tapuout April 09, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Hey princess wahoo I dare you to go up one of the guys in costume and voice your opinion, as I have in the past, but your all talk tough guy on here pu$$y in the real world all talk from a small person and all you sheep that agree with the martyr.
Lucy April 09, 2013 at 10:27 PM
It's a female thing Rick. They come with way too much drama.


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