New rollercoaster revitalizes once storm-battered Seaside Heights

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The Hydrus rollercoaster made its long-awaited debut at Seaside Heights on Saturday. The Hydrus rollercoaster made its long-awaited debut at Seaside Heights on Saturday.
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The Hydrus rollercoaster made its long-awaited debut at Seaside Heights on Saturday.

The 57-second ride replaces the Jet Star rollercoaster that was destroyed five years ago during Superstorm Sandy.

The ride carries passengers at 45 mph with a 72-foot vertical drop. 

"It's a pretty smooth ride, but your stomach does go up a little when your dropping," says rider Anthony Thomas. "It's a pretty steep drop."

Construction on the roller coaster started earlier this year and passed state inspection on Thursday.

The Hydrus rollercoaster costs $10 per ride.

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