Watch the Snooki-Ball Drop (Video)

Snooki rings in 2011 by being dropped in a giant hamster ball (no joke required)

MTV's "Snooki-Ball" was ultimately banished from Times Square over safety concerns of some kind or another — spread of infection? — but the "Jersey Shore" star still got in a ball, and it stil dropped on New Year's Eve.

Somewhere across the Hudson …