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(Patch)   All hail the Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island, it's now 95 years old and still the best ride in America   (patch.com) divider line
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2022-06-27 11:53:19 AM  
5 votes:
About 30 years ago me and a buddy went for first ride of the season.  It was and probably still is an amazing coaster.  Used to travel all over for coasters, now my old bones don't appreciate them like they used to.  The last time I rode a roller coaster was the last time I rode a roller coaster.
 
2022-06-27 1:34:13 PM  
4 votes:
Cyclone is probably not the best wooden roller coaster out there, but it is fun to ride. And it has its place in history. I would say The Beast is up there too. Never got to ride Colossus, but that looked like fun too.

I miss Rolling Thunder at Six Flags Great Adventure. El Toro is its wooden replacement there, but it doesn't have the feel of "Oh shiat the rotting wood may collapse while I'm riding this thing" that Rolling Thunder had.
 
2022-06-27 12:36:23 PM  
3 votes:

offacue: The Beast at Kings Island


I'm old enough that most wooden coasters just beat the snot out of me and aren't fun anymore.  It's been a decade almost since I was and Kings Island and rode the Beast.  I got off that ride and felt like I had ruptured my spleen.  I love that it goes out through the woods like it does, but my body just won't let me ride ones like that any more.

Jack Rabbit was closed the only time I've been to Kennywood.  The Steel Phantom was a lot of fun, though...
 
2022-06-27 12:15:44 PM  
2 votes:

labman: No.  No it's not.

Millennium Force is the best ride in America.  Manta at Seaworld Orlando is a lot of fun, too.  Oh... and Montu and Busch Gardens Tampa.  Apollo's Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

All of these are better than the cyclone.


The Beast at Kings Island, The Phoenix at Knoebels, Jack Rabbit at Kennywood, are all arguably better rides than the Cyclone but only the Cyclone is the Cyclone.  Expecially in the last seat.
 
2022-06-27 1:27:31 PM  
2 votes:
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2022-06-27 5:44:37 PM  
2 votes:
Oh yeah...I go out there anytime I want to PLAAAAAY-AAAY!

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2022-06-27 11:55:29 AM  
1 vote:
As opposed to Subby's mom, who is 95 years old and the worst ride in America.
 
2022-06-27 11:58:08 AM  
1 vote:
No.  No it's not.

Millennium Force is the best ride in America.  Manta at Seaworld Orlando is a lot of fun, too.  Oh... and Montu and Busch Gardens Tampa.  Apollo's Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

All of these are better than the cyclone.
 
2022-06-27 1:13:31 PM  
1 vote:
Weird, I was just reading about the history of Coney Island on the innertubes last night.

*Twilight Zone music*
 
2022-06-27 3:43:39 PM  
1 vote:

Unicron74: Cyclone is probably not the best wooden roller coaster out there, but it is fun to ride. And it has its place in history. I would say The Beast is up there too. Never got to ride Colossus, but that looked like fun too.

I miss Rolling Thunder at Six Flags Great Adventure. El Toro is its wooden replacement there, but it doesn't have the feel of "Oh shiat the rotting wood may collapse while I'm riding this thing" that Rolling Thunder had.


That's always been part of the "thrill" of wooden coasters, that rickety sound, as if you can hear the nails popping loose and the wood splintering.

I can only imagine the amount of structural degradation that a 95 year old wooden coaster at the Atlantic water's edge has built up over the years.  One can only hope that the people that maintain it are union guys.
 
2022-06-27 5:20:12 PM  
1 vote:
The ride is fun because it has a bench seat with a safe but loose enough lap bar so that you can get knocked around and feel your stomach go into your lungs on sudden drops. It does that better than most modern coasters. I'm guessing no one would build a coaster like this now from a safety perspective but damn if its not time tested.
 
2022-06-27 5:38:23 PM  
1 vote:
Ride the CYCLONE!

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2022-06-27 5:42:33 PM  
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2022-06-27 6:19:57 PM  
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RIP TEXAS CYCLONE


1976-2005

 
2022-06-27 7:08:01 PM  
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The_Sponge: gunga galunga: [Fark user image image 850x637]


RIP TEXAS CYCLONE
1976-2005

Six Flags close to Dallas?

/Loved going there when I was a kid.


Astroworld in Houston.
Closed in 2005.
 
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