Construction begins on new Keansburg roller coaster to replace the 'Wild Cat' that was destroyed by Sandy

Construction has begun on a new ride at Keansburg Amusement Park to replace the "Wild Cat" coaster mangled by the superstorm. The foundation is down

Construction has begun on a new ride at Keansburg Amusement Park to replace the

Construction has begun on a new ride at Keansburg Amusement Park to replace the "Wild Cat" coaster mangled by the superstorm. (1/13/14)

KEANSBURG - Construction has begun on a new ride at Keansburg Amusement Park to replace the "Wild Cat" coaster mangled by the superstorm.

The foundation is down for the new roller coaster, and parts of it have also arrived. It will have a loop taking passengers upside down.

"Keansburg was known for the roller coaster amongst a couple of other major attractions," says Katie Johnson, of Keansburg Amusement Park. "And I think that this particular roller coaster is going to bring back the new blood."

Right now the sign on it reads "Looping Star," but a spokesperson says the amusement park will have an online contest to come up with an original name.

The roller coaster is scheduled for completion by March 1.
 

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