Casino Pier, the oceanfront amusement park in New Jersey, US, whose boardwalk and pier was destroyed by October 2012's Hurricane Sandy, has hired Jack Rouse Associates (JRA) to provide master planning and programming services for Phase One of a two-phase rebuilding effort.

Originally opened in 1960, Casino Pier housed 38 rides, as well as a rooftop miniature golf course, concessions stands and boardwalk games. JRA worked closely with the Casino Pier owners on the proposed master plan, which calls for the boardwalk and pier to retain those rides that were salvaged after the hurricane, including the Disk'O ride, Skyscraper ride, Pirate's Hideaway coaster, Sky Ride chair lift and several treasured kiddie rides.

Casino Pier is using this opportunity to update its ride mix with new family attractions and to refresh food, beverage and retail outlets. Phase One, consisting of the boardwalk and pier's lower deck, is scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend 2013, with the Phase Two upper deck following a year later.