Superstorm Sandy: Tallying the damage at amusement piers

Both of the park's roller coasters - the E&F Miler Sea Serpent and the Schwarzkopf Wild Cat - are still standing and intact despite extensive damage to the park, according to Roller Coaster Database.

An inspection by Chance Rides of Pharaoh's Fury, Chaos and the carousel pronounced the rides structurally fit, according to Park World.

Jane's Carousel (Brooklyn)

The post-Sandy photo of Jane's Carousel seemingly floating inside an enclosed pavilion became an Internet sensation after Ana Andjelic posted the image to her Instagram account.

The fully restored 1922 merry-go-round was built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Co. and moved from Ohio's Idora Park to its current location on the East River between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.

The picture shows water surrounding the still-lit acrylic pavilion designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel as the 48 carved horses stand motionless and unscathed.

Operators plan to repair the attraction's warped floor after pumping water out of the substructure of the $9-million ride, the first carousel placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Coney Island (Brooklyn)

A seven-foot storm surge damaged the electrical systems of many Coney Island rides and left parts of Luna Park, Scream Zone and Deno's Wonder Wheel Park covered in sand, according to local media reports.

The Spook-a-rama dark ride and the bumper cars at Deno's Wonder Wheel park suffered significant water damage, according to Park World.

Preliminary assessments by city crews found no structural damage to the waterfront amusement park's signature rides - the Cyclone and Steeplechase roller coasters and the Wonder Wheel Ferris wheel.

Rye Playland (Rye, N.Y.)

A storm surge destroyed a portion of the boardwalk, toppled trees and pushed debris into the parking lot of the county-owned amusement park, according to local media reports.

County crews planned to inspect the electrical systems of all the amusement park rides that experienced flooding during the storm. Many of the ride motors were damaged when they were submerged in salt water.

The flood damaged Ice Casino skating rink was the hardest hit building on the property.

Morey’s Piers (Wildwood, N.J.)

Minor flooding pushed storm debris into Morey’s Piers and caused minimal damage to the multi-pier establishment, according to park officials.

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