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(Wall Street Journal)   New Jersey amusement park unveils "Super Storm" thrill ride on site of landmark roller coaster wrecked by Superstorm Sandy. Mayor: "We hope that it's perceived in a positive way"   (blogs.wsj.com) divider line 22
    More: Unlikely, New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy, Jennifer Weiss  
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2013-05-16 03:10:53 PM  
"They're trying to get ride of the memory of what happened, and they're trying to put something up there to perpetuate it?" asked Mr. King, 69.

Wall Street Journal I am disappoint.
 
2013-05-16 03:14:26 PM  
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What the f**k did you expect from Jersey? Tact & dignity?
 
2013-05-16 03:19:52 PM  

Walker: "They're trying to get ride of the memory of what happened, and they're trying to put something up there to perpetuate it?" asked Mr. King, 69.

Wall Street Journal I am disappoint.


It was a storm, not the mass slaughter of the entire town by rabid barbarians.
 
2013-05-16 03:59:33 PM  
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2013-05-16 04:02:20 PM  
Another new ride is called the Christie Twist - guarenteed to leave your stomach in knots
 
2013-05-16 04:08:13 PM  
They still have that underwater roller coaster?
 
2013-05-16 04:08:52 PM  
Global warming is funny, Haha! If you can't beat it, market it.

"And now, our newest attraction: Invasive jellyfish cove! See how long you can last in our pool!"
 
2013-05-16 04:18:16 PM  
The Miami Hurricanes were named in memory of the Great Miami hurricane of 1926.

Get over it New Jersey.

Canes suck.

Go Gators.
 
2013-05-16 04:19:58 PM  

serpent_sky: It was a storm, not the mass slaughter of the entire town by rabid barbarians.


*takes notes for new ride idea*
 
2013-05-16 04:33:16 PM  
While they're at it, they could add a couple mini skyscrapers in the middle of the kiddie airplane rides.
 
2013-05-16 04:36:08 PM  
Oh yeah, I'm supposed to be offended and outraged by this. I'll get right on it. *checks schedule* Would next Tuesday around three be okay?
 
2013-05-16 04:54:23 PM  

cryinoutloud: Global warming is funny, Haha! If you can't beat it, market it.

"And now, our newest attraction: Invasive jellyfish cove! See how long you can last in our pool!"


Sandy had nothing to do with global warming.  Sandy was "the storm" that the local forecasters in the past would always say we'd get, "if it was 50 miles to the east", or "6 hours earlier/later at high tide" or "came during a full moon".

In fact, one weatherman stated on the radio, "Folks, I know we always like to play up the potential dangers of a storm to drum up ratings, but this time, believe me, it isn't being done for ratings or to make you want to keep listening.  This is a dangerous storm, if you're given the order to evacuate, please do so.  Please folks, this is THAT storm we always said we could get but didn't."

This was a category 1, (weakest) storm that came; during a full moon, during an unusually high tide by that moon, in a path that sent the winds over the longest distance of water, pushing it higher that it would have been and had a path that made all of it's effects the worst they could be.

/ filled up all the cars -- never did that before
// made sure we had a lot of water -- never did that before
/// made sure we had lots of non-perishable food -- never did that before
//// out of power for 8 days -- never more than 18 hours before, even when I was in rural North Jersey
 
2013-05-16 05:16:34 PM  
I think this idea will wash. Jersey people are tough enough to weather this sort of thing without being overcome in a flood of emotions. Besides, the park's probably drowning in debt.
 
2013-05-16 05:33:33 PM  
They brought it back??

www.domainofdeath3.com

/Yessss!
 
2013-05-16 05:49:00 PM  

karnal: Another new ride is called the Christie Twist - guarenteed to leave your stomach in knots


is there a weight limit?
 
2013-05-16 06:31:31 PM  

Flash_NYC: Sandy had nothing to do with global warming.  Sandy was "the storm" that the local forecasters in the past would always say we'd get, "if it was 50 miles to the east", or "6 hours earlier/later at high tide" or "came during a full moon".
In fact, one weatherman stated on the radio, "Folks, I know we always like to play up the potential dangers of a storm to drum up ratings, but this time, believe me, it isn't being done for ratings or to make you want to keep listening.  This is a dangerous storm, if you're given the order to evacuate, please do so.  Please folks, this is THAT storm we always said we could get but didn't."
This was a category 1, (weakest) storm that came; during a full moon, during an unusually high tide by that moon, in a path that sent the winds over the longest distance of water, pushing it higher that it would have been and had a path that made all of it's effects the worst they could be.
/ filled up all the cars -- never did that before
// made sure we had a lot of water -- never did that before
/// made sure we had lots of non-perishable food -- never did that before
//// out of power for 8 days -- never more than 18 hours before, even when I was in rural North Jersey


Can't you just read a joke?
 
2013-05-16 07:53:36 PM  

WordsnCollision: They brought it back??

[www.domainofdeath3.com image 636x373]

/Yessss!


I miss Action Park :(
 
2013-05-17 01:08:38 AM  
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Jake, it's Seaside Heights.
 
2013-05-17 01:09:33 AM  

Vodka Zombie: I think this idea will wash. Jersey people are tough enough to weather this sort of thing without being overcome in a flood of emotions. Besides, the park's probably drowning in debt.


This.
 
2013-05-17 07:03:49 AM  

vudukungfu: serpent_sky: It was a storm, not the mass slaughter of the entire town by rabid barbarians.

*takes notes for new ride idea*


Rape-n-Plunderfalls!
 
2013-05-17 09:54:59 AM  
BFD.  Wildwood's had a coaster called the Great Nor'Easter for a while now.  There was no butthurt outrage from the folks who lived through the March '62 storm.
 
2013-05-17 11:49:53 AM  
I'm on the fence about the name.  Normally, I'm right there with the "Too soon?" jokes but I already rode out Superstorm Sandy once.  I don't know if I'd want to be reminded of it again.  But that could be more from the fact that it was only 6 months ago, I'm only a couple of miles where Sandy made landfall (I miraculously had no damage), and have to drive by shattered homes or vacant lots where homes used to be only a few blocks away.  I'll get over it.  If they market it as, "Show Superstorm what you're made of!", make it a challenge of some sort, that would be not only in keeping with Jersey attitude but a good way to capitalize on the name.

/I was on the Jersey Shore during the Halloween Storm of 91.  That was mostly wind & rain--no big deal
//Thought the same of Sandy as she approached--until I saw computer models.  Then I was like, "Holy shiat..."
///Had JUST enough time to fill up the cars & stock up on some non-perishable food.  And even then I was woefully unprepared
//Forgot batteries--was out of power for 9 days.
/Thankfully, hot water heater still worked & I had a gas fireplace.
 
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