Jersey Shore gears up for summer comeback

Posted at 3:59 PM, May 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-13 15:59:56-04

Superstorm Sandy ripped apart a large part of the Jersey Shore, but business owners have a message they are trying to make sure everyone hears.

They will be open for business this Memorial Day weekend.

The storm devastated many communities along the state’s 217-mile coastline.  Who can forget the images of the roller coaster at the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights partially submerged in the Atlantic? It’s being removed and the people who run the amusements say they are gearing up for the summer.  They say the water-park, go-carts and other attractions will be ready to go.

Other areas of the shore are rebuilding but the process is slow.  The southern shore wasn’t really damaged.  Long Beach Island is working to rebuild and father north there is more damage.

The area gets a boost Tuesday when Prince Harry, an heir to the British throne, visits three areas including Seaside Heights.  Last year three shows pumped $17 billion into the Garden State’s economy.  This year the number could be lower.