Funtown Pier

Amusement park in the United States
Funtown Pier
Seaside Park, New Jersey, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1957 to 2012
Previous names Funtown U.S.A.

Funtown Pier was an amusement park in Seaside Park, New Jersey, USA.


The amusement park opened as Funtown U.S.A. in 1957.[1] The pier was extended the following year and new attractions were added.[2] The park was still going by the name "Funtown U.S.A." in 1982, but this was later changed to "Funtown Pier".[3]

In October 2012, most of the pier was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.[4] On September 12, 2013, a fire destroyed the remaining part of the pier.[5]

Past roller coasters

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Dragon Wagon Wisdom Rides Kiddie Powered 1999 2012 Unknown
Funtown Family Coaster E&F Miler Industries Family 2004 2012 Storm damaged - scrapped
Jet Set Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1977 1979 Unknown
Looping Coaster Interpark Sit-Down August 23, 1989 2012 Storm damaged - scrapped
Mighty Mouse Miler Manufacturing Wild Mouse 2005 2012 Storm damaged - scrapped
Roller Coaster Unknown Kiddie Unknown Unknown Unknown
Swose Allan Herschell Company Wild Mouse 1961 1963 Unknown
Toboggan Chance Rides Sit-Down Unknown Unknown Unknown
Wild Mouse B. A. Schiff & Associates Wild Mouse 1957 1960 Unknown
Zyklon Pinfari Sit-Down Unknown Unknown Unknown

Past attractions

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Arctic Circle Wisdom Rides Superbob/Musik Express 1999 2012 Storm damaged - scrapped
Giant Wheel Kroon Ferris Wheel 1989 2012 Storm damaged - scrapped
Log Flume Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1977 1997 Stored then scrapped
Skycoaster Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 2007 2012 Storm damaged - scrapped
Sky Ride Allan Herschell Company Monorail 1961 1976 Scrapped
Starship 2000 Wisdom Rides Rotor Unknown 2012 Unknown
Thaiphoon Zamperla Frisbee 2011 2012 Unknown
Top Spin HUSS Top Spin 2011 2012 Travelling USA
Tower of Fear S&S Drop Tower 2000 2012 Storm damaged - scrapped


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