SoRaspy: Coney Island’s iconic Cyclone roller coaster celebrates its 85th birthday
The Cyclone is one of the oldest wooden coasters still operating in the country. The wood gives it a shaky, intense energy that delights thrill-seekers. If anyone can remember this ride, I can! Growing up in Brooklyn riding the Cyclone was the highlight of going to Coney Island Beach along with Nathans franks and chilling on the Boardwalk.
The ride tracks span 2,640 feet, reaching the highest peak at 85 feet, and then plunging down at 60 miles per hour.
To celebrate its 85th Birthday, instead of the usual $8 ticket, passengers Saturday can ride the old wooden coaster for just 25 cents – what a ride would cost when the roller coaster made its first run in June, 1927.
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