Coney Island Cyclone
The Coney Island Cyclone is the most legendary coaster of all time. It started the golden age of coasters back in the 20s and was the inspiration for countless other rides. There are only a few rides left from that era (most were taken down during the Great Depression.)
One ride costs $8 per person. The cars on the Cyclone are possibly the most comfortable that I’ve ever ridden in, it is like someone took a couch and placed it on a roller coaster. The restraints are locked in by a pedal that the operators kick. The ride starts with a turn to the right and up the lift hill. The first drop has some nice airtime. The rest of the ride is a series of turns, drops, and surprises. Many turns and hills sneak up on you. There is on point near the end of the coaster where the trains travel behind the station into a darker area under the lift hill, you can’t see anything that happens under there. The ride doesn’t have that much airtime though. The ride stops under a covered brake run using old-fashioned skid brakes, operators must pull on a large lever to stop you.
Cyclone is a fun coaster. It is a bit bumpy but the seats are so comfy that you hardly even notice it. The ride is a bit low on airtime. I am giving it a 7 out of 10.
Have you been on the Coney Island Cyclone? What do you think? Please comment. Thanks for reading! 🙂