Casino Pier preps for weekend opening despite cold

Casino Pier employees are preparing for the weekend opening, despite the cold temperatures.

Casino Pier employees are preparing for the weekend opening, despite the cold temperatures. (3/23/15)

SEASIDE HEIGHTS - Although the temperatures across New Jersey are still near the freezing mark, the employees of Casino Pier in Seaside Heights are getting ready for the warmer weather.

The owners of the pier have started setting up games, inspecting rides and getting ready for the upcoming season.

“It’s cold out, but with sun shining and you are looking at the ocean and sand you think it's spring and summer,” says Casino Pier spokeswoman Maria Mastoris. “We're ready.”

Despite temperatures only in the 40s, a handful of residents were out Monday walking the boardwalk and taking in the sights.

“It’s going to be warm soon,” says Doug Maday, of Seaside Heights. “I love seeing more and more people out. Some of the stands are opening.”

Casino Pier officially opens to the public for the season this Saturday at noon. It will be open Saturday and Sundays through Memorial Day, before opening all week long.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

From left to right: New Jersey State Trooper 1 New Jersey state troopers help deliver baby on I-287
The Pascack Valley High School girls lacrosse team 2 HS lacrosse team 'adopts' 8-year-old fighting brain cancer
News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 3 New Jersey Weather Forecast
Sea Cliff's Troy Ramey was voted off 'The 4 Elisa's Entertainment for 4/26
An Amtrak power problem in one of the 5 More headaches for LIRR riders after Amtrak power problem

advertisement | advertise on News 12


It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.