She towers and soars over the boardwalk – and now she has a name!
The new roller coaster at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights will be known as the HYDRUS, the park announced Tuesday. Last week, Shorebeat reported on the progress of construction on the ride, including a video that was widely circulated of the coaster being built.
“We are thrilled to hear all the excitement from all of you through the construction progress of our new roller coaster, so we don’t want to keep the name a secret anymore!” Casino Pier posted via social media Tuesday. “We welcome all of you this spring to experience the thrill of HYDRUS!”
HYDRUS is a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter model Roller Coaster which has a 72-foot vertical lift and beyond-vertical drop. A “sensational” first drop of 97° starts the thrill ride, which tracks at 45 mp.h. Passengers will glide the 1,050-foot coaster track which includes a vertical loop, an Immelman turn and a heartline roll during its course.
The Roller Coaster has two, eight-passenger cars equipped with comfortable lap-bar restraints with redundant, hydraulic cylinders that safely keep passengers in the ergonomic bucket seats during the incredible ride. Also, durable magnetic brakes guarantee comfortable vehicle deceleration before they enter the station