Cyclone - "Cyclonic, Yet Tectonic" - Coney Island, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 34.481 W 073° 58.657
18T E 586535 N 4492046
Quick Description: One of the oldest roller coasters in the country.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 8/3/2018 11:43:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMYWVW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 3

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "The Coney Island Cyclone (better known as simply the Cyclone) is a historic wooden roller coaster in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City. It opened on June 26, 1927, and was originally part of the Astroland theme park. The Cyclone is now part of Luna Park. The coaster 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.

The Cyclone operated for more than four decades before it started to deteriorate. By the early 1970s, the city planned to scrap the ride. However, on June 18, 1975, Dewey and Jerome Albert, owners of Astroland, entered into an agreement with New York City to operate the ride. 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."
Date the strip ran: 6/20/2003

Strip Name: Cyclonic, Yet Tectonic

Location of item featured in the strip: Cyclone Rollercoaster

Link to the Strip: [Web Link]

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