Over The Hill: NYC's Cyclone Coaster Turns 85

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Coney Island's historic Cyclone roller coaster is turning 85.

The New York City landmark and international amusement icon will be feted Saturday with a birthday party in its honor. Thrill-seekers will also enjoy 25 cent rides -- the same price they were on its debut on June 26, 1927.

Cyclone employees say the coaster requires a great deal of attention to ensure the safety of its passengers. Every morning beginning at 7, a team of maintenance workers hike the Cyclone's tracks to check for damaged wood or loose bolts.

It cost $175,000 to originally build the coaster, which became a worldwide symbol of America's emerging leisure in the 20th century.

The Cyclone includes steep drops, stirring elevation changes and rides along nearly 2,700 feet of track.


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