I've heard no previous rumors about a major new roller coaster being built at New Jersey's Casino Pier, but it would seem fairly certain that one is happening for 2017. That's a nice surprise, no doubt!
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It sounds like the park has been working on a land swap deal with Seaside Heights that would allow them to build additional boardwalk space to the North of their current operations - which were rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy destroyed much of the park in 2012.
As for the roller coaster, it's being reported by RCDB that it will be a Gerstlauer custom-designed "Infinity" ride. The track and supports also match the style of these rides, and also make it seem like there will be a vertical lift hill.
A ride of the same style opened this year at Adventureland, the Monster. While I would expect Casino Pier's to be a bit smaller than the Monster, there's still a lot of potential for an interesting ride to go up. I can't wait to find out more!