Jenkinson's Boardwalk's acquisition of Casino Pier in 2002 came the realization
that Nightmare Manor was in need of major retooling. After 40 years of
service, the ride cars were beyond repair. With plans to better utilize
the end of the pier and to install another attraction aside the soon-to-be
renovated Manor, engineers were called in to square off the end of the
pier surface and move the entire structure several yards back and closer
to the log flume ride. With this done, work began on creating a new look
for the dark ride and installing some new gags.