What’s Cool: Cyclone Roller Coaster

Here at CitySights New York, we like things that are cool.  We also like things in New York.  So cool things in New York.. They’re the best.

More importantly, our goal is to show you how cool New York really is, whether it’s while riding on one of our famous bus tours, or while reading about it on our blog.  That is why every Friday we bring you ‘What’s Cool’, where we will tell you, well, you guessed it: something that’s pretty cool in New York City.  Get ready for the weekend because here’s what’s cool:

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

It’s a Coney Island staple.  The Cyclone Roller Coaster has been around for 85 years, and this Saturday it will be celebrating in style.  They’re rolling back the prices of a ride to the original 1927 price: Just 25 cents.  What would normally cost you $8 will only be a quarter for the roller coaster’s birthday celebration.

The track, which is 2,640 feet in length and hosts card for a minute and 50 seconds at a time, is an iconic landmark in New York City.  In 1991, the wooden coaster was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and despite its aging frame is still a thrill for all.  So this weekend, when the temperatures hit heat wave strength, let the wind fly by at 60 miles-per-hour and enjoy the wonder of Coney Island.

Know of something that’s cool that you think we should cover? Tell us about it in the comments!


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