Summer of 2014 is going to be an exciting time, with several new attractions planned for the amusement district. The Thunderbolt Coaster will be built on the site of the historic Thunderbolt Roller Coaster. It will be a 125–foot–tall, state–of–the–art steel roller coaster capable of reaching speeds of 65mph.
Additionally, several new retail establishments are expected to open on Surf Avenue, including Johnny Rockets and Red Mango.
In 2015, the Seaside Park and Community Arts Center is slated to open and will include public open space, an amphitheater, and a restoration of the historic Childs Building.
In 2016, the New York Aquarium is scheduled to complete “Ocean Wonders:Sharks,” a $150 Million redevelopment project which will feature a 55,000 square-foot, three story space which includes a roof-deck overlooking the ocean, a café, seating, and sculptures on the Boardwalk below.