The Coney Island Cyclone is a historic wooden roller coaster that opened on June 26, 1927, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City. On June 18, 1975, Dewey and Jerome Albert – owners of Astroland Park – entered into an agreement with New York City to operate the ride. Despite original plans by the city to scrap the ride in the early 1970s, the roller coaster was refurbished in the 1974 off-season and reopened on July 3, 1975. Astroland Park continued to invest millions over the years in the upkeep of the Cyclone. After Astroland closed in 2008, Carol Hill Albert, president of Cyclone Coasters, continued to operate it under a lease agreement with the city. In 2011, Luna Park took over operation of the Cyclone. It was declared a New York City landmark on July 12, 1988, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 26, 1991.To visit The Cyclone Roller Coaster Coney Island NY on your holiday in Brooklyn, and find out what else Brooklyn has to offer, use our Brooklyn trip maker tool .
The Cyclone is located at the corner of Surf Avenue and West 10th Street, where the ticket booth and rider admission area is located. The track is 2640ft long (including six fan turns and twelve drops) and the lift hill is 85ft tall at its highest point; the first drop is at a 58.1 degree angle. Each of the three trains is made up of three eight-person cars, but only one train can run at a time. The ride's top speed is 60 miles per hour and it takes about one minute and fifty seconds. From 2012-2015 the original Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster track was removed and replaced by track manufactured by the company Great Coasters International.
The Cyclone Roller Coaster Coney Island NY Reviews
Hold on It's a Bumpy Ride! What's there to say, the Cyclone is a classic. The ride is expensive but a must if in Coney Island. more »
Looking at this roller coaster it looks easy because it's old, historic, and not real high but WOW it packs a punch! Had a total blast, definitely worth the $10.00. Great drops and turns and loud, pro... more »
Just got home from riding this REAL & authentic roller coaster. Don't let the modern haters tell you otherwise. It's wooden, wild, unpredictable and you'll swear it's about to fall off the track! That's a real roller coaster, one that instills fear and gets your adrenaline pumping. Rode the front seat (mild ride) and the back seat (wild ride). But expect your back and your butt to hurt if you choose the back seat. The hours of operation change after Labor Day, so check the schedule in advance before heading out. $10 per ride and 54" inch height minimum, strictly enforced... Darn tourists! Have fun!
My kid, who just barely makes the height requirement, was super scared the first time. And now that he's had a few hours to recuperate, is super excited to go again. I've been a ton of times and it's a great coaster. The line wasn't too long on a very hot July afternoon. If you're coming to Coney Island, you should put the Cyclone on your to-do list.
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