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Experience the classic Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster in New York.
Height: 85 ft
Drop: 79 ft
Length: 2,640 ft
Max speed: 60 mph
The Coney Island Cyclone (better known as simply the Cyclone) is a historic hybrid roller coaster in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City. On June 18, 1,975, Dewey and Jerome Albert, owners of Astroland Park, contracted to operate the Cyclone under an agreement with New York City. The roller coaster was completely rehabilitated and opened to enthusiastic crowds on July 1, 1,975. Since that time, Astroland Park and the Albert family has invested millions of dollars in the upkeep of the Cyclone. Since Astroland closed in 2,008, Carol Hill Albert, president of Cyclone Coasters, continues to operate the Cyclone under a lease agreement with the City. The Cyclone was declared a New York City landmark on July 12, 1,988, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 26, 1,991.
The popularity of the Cyclone has inspired several coasters to share the exact same layout (or a mirror version of it). Until 2,005, there were four duplicates of the Cyclone at Six Flags parks. Two of these have been demolished: the Psyclone at Six Flags Magic Mountain and the Texas Cyclone at Six Flags Astroworld. Two duplicates still run, however, the Georgia Cyclone at Six Flags Over Georgia and Viper at Six Flags Great America, both of which are mirror images of the Cyclone but share the same layout. Overseas, duplicates of the Coney Island Cyclone include the Bandit at Movie Park Germany, the White Canyon at Yomiuriland (located in Japan), and the Aska at Nara Dreamland (demolished in 2,006), which was also in Japan.
The game Grand Theft Auto IV features a roller coaster called "The Screamer", with heavy resemblance to Cyclone. HD POV