New Jersey's Famed Steel Pier Opens For The Season On The Atlantic City Boardwalk, Saturday, March 23

Mar 23, 2013, 11:26 ET from Atlantic City Alliance

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., March 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The famed Steel Pier on the Atlantic City Boardwalk came through Hurricane Sandy unscathed and is ready to debut eight new rides in 2013. Due to the hurricane's storm track, Atlantic City suffered minimal damage. People mistakenly believe that the damaged boardwalks and amusement piers they saw on broadcast news programs were in Atlantic City, which is not true. Atlantic City is open for business.

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In addition to the Steel Pier opening, the Atlantic City Boardwalk is bustling with activity. As spring approaches, more people are biking, running and strolling along the Boardwalk. At night, "Duality," the 3D sound and light show draws people to Historic Boardwalk Hall for a free show.

About Steel Pier

Atlantic City's famous Steel Pier is the centerpiece of family entertainment on the Boardwalk. Originally opened in 1898, Steel Pier quickly became known for showcasing the world's top entertainers, delighting thousands of visitors each day with top names and novelty acts. Today, kids of all ages enjoy the amusements, thrill rides and games of chance on Steel Pier including the only helicopter ride on the Jersey Shore.

About Atlantic City

From sandals to stilettos and foie gras to funnel cakes, Atlantic City offers something for everyone. Enjoy world-class entertainment, dining, shopping, gaming, relaxing on the beach and strolling the historic Boardwalk in the city created to escape the city. For more information visit or:

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SOURCE Atlantic City Alliance