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Website: Astroland Homepage
Ride Type: Wooden Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.7593
TPC Overall Rank: #12 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 64
Last Review: 4/18/2014 9:29:00 AM
In User Top 10: 70 times.
User Tracker Count: 101 times.

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4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Cairn on 4/26/2004 12:11:00 AM
Like what everybody has said, this one is not to be missed. Only the Boulder Dash and the now defunct Mountain Park Flyer gave a more intense roller coaster ride. The first drop dropps you like a ton of bricks quickly followed by one of the most hell bent for leather journeys back to the platform. The Cyclone has everything a fan of wooden coasters desire...airtime, hard turns, and steep drops. The day we went to NYC and made the journey to Astroland, there was almost nobody riding the Cyclone, therefore we kept feeding our money to the attendants who happily provided up with 17 rides!

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up larrygator on 10/28/2003 10:12:00 PM
The granddaddy. Nothing else is close. For such a small track/height this packs a ton of punch. The first drop, the sharp turns. You really feel like the train is going off the tracks. The oldness of the ride and the sight of the ride operators (quite the characters) make it even scarier. Riding in the back seat solo is insane and not for those who bruise easily. The ability to pay by the ride and first right of refusal on the next ride alllows you to ride wherever you want til your money runs out

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up phil2790 on 8/3/2003 5:14:00 PM - User's Top Ride #9
I grew up with the Cyclone, so this will always be in a different category for me. Still one of the most fun rides, it was always rough, but this year, it seems a little smoother. A great classic coaster, ride in the back if you want the most thrilling ride - great air on the hills, and great laterals on the turns.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Horizons12 on 7/22/2003 10:09:00 PM - User's Top Ride #5
This was really cool and intense! I never thought such an old ride could pack a huge punch but this blew me away. My favorite part is the second drop after the first turn because the turn is not as steep as the drop so you dont see any track until your heading downward. It had lots of airtime (this was in the front car too!) but was very rough in some parts...what do u expect though? The roughness actually made it a bit more fun. The fact that the seats dont have dividers is great too because during the turns you slam into the side of the car or into your ride partner.

If you ride in the back, or even near the back, prepare to be pummeled; This coaster absolutely unmerciless. Of course, thats what makes it fun! Not all coasters can be all nice and smooth ya know! Great fun the Cyclone is, definately a classic that no coaster fan should miss. Going to Coney without a spin on the Cyclone is basically a sin anyway. lol

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up wrench17 on 6/28/2003 10:24:00 PM
Wooden coasters do not come much better than this.
Actually, it is not entirely wooden. Its a wood track built on a steel structure. Nonetheless, this is a fierce ride. The first drop is one the steepest and most intense of any wooden coaster. The second and third drops are almost just as nasty. Not many coasters pack a one-two punch like this. It has many sharp turns that throw you around violently. Luckily, the seating is heavily padded. The design and the intense pace easily makes this as one of the finest coasters ever built.

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up adriahna on 6/4/2003 5:09:00 PM - User's Top Ride #2
Bliss, Manna from Heaven, Delirium!!! If you havent made the pilgrimage to the Cyclone, you havent lived. It doesnt seem like much from the street, but oh, what hidden curves and dips it offers. The first drop is unforgettable - looking down to see whats in store. Deep, banked turns, violent, interwoven trackage and fearsome fast turns. The back seat is NOT for the faint at heart - a recent ride left a genuine knot on my upper leg, thanks to an insane pop of airtime following the first drop. The front seat ride, on the right day, is a gift from the gods. My latest foray on the Cyclone, accompanied by a good pal, was one of the best experiences I have ever had on any coaster - nighttime, smooth, fast, hellishly determined... just heaven on earth. I am endlessly grateful that this coaster is on the Landmarks list - here to thrill and delight us for years to come. Do NOT miss it - it is truly the ultimate wooden coaster, and a step back in time, to the golden age of the great American amusement park.

5 Rating
+3 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BrooklynRi on 1/24/2003 11:46:00 AM - User's Top Ride #9
This was my first major rollercoaster ride back in 1974 with my grandfather. Ive ridden it every opening day as an adult since its my home coaster.

You have to truly appreciate the design of this coaster given its age and consistently high rankings against newer, more attractive designs. The ride up this coasters lift hill is one of the most anxious experiences in history.

The first drop is sheer with a slight twist before heading back up into a side slamming lateral. The ride never lets up and leaves the rider breathless. There are bigger, longer and faster coasters - but this ride is ferocious. It is always used as the ride against which all others are compared.

Ive ridden it hundred of times. I prefer the front. To get the front seat, get on the ride in any seat and when you come back in the station - move up when they ask if you want to reride. Thats the best bet and you can keep that seat as long as you keep feeding money top the operators for rerides ($4.00 each).

The back seat is notorious. It is well padded abnd a lot of fun, but I want men in particluar to protect their proviates because each drop after the first will slam the family jewels - perhaps giving you more of a souvenir than you wished for. For a good back of the train ride, go to the third seat from the back.

When you walk onto the platform and see those VERY overstuffed seats, you can bet you are in for the ride of your life!!

3 Rating
-3 Rating Rate Down Rate Up chicken on 1/19/2003 12:21:00 AM
still a classic after all these years

5 Rating
+3 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Vater on 12/20/2002 3:29:00 PM - User's Top Ride #7
This coaster is in a constant battle with Kennywoods Thunderbolt for my 2nd favorite woodie. My first ride was June 22nd, 2002, just 4 days before Cyclones 75th Anniversary. I only rode it three times, my first two being in the front seat, but it wasnt until my third ride, in the very back seat, that Cyclone became #2. A rough ride, yes, but the massive amount of padding in each car makes it not only tolerable, but fun. It has a wonderfully steep, ominous first drop, and the pacing thereafter is brilliant. A nice, slow turn overlooking the boardwalk perfectly prepares you for the next few airtime hills and 180-degree turns; but its the second half that gives this ride its superior status. Its unrelenting speed, coupled with superbly placed bunny hops and extreme laterals makes Cyclone a must for any coaster buff. A true gem.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up xDisney on 11/27/2002 5:24:00 PM - User's Top Ride #3
I have waited a while to post this review. My son and I rode the Cyclone this summer at Coney Island. It lived up to its reputation. It was a totally out of control ride. It is worth a trip to NY just to ride this coaster. Probably the best wooden coaster in existance. Dont miss a chance to ride this 8th wonder of the coaster world. If you are a woodie fan it will change the way you think about coasters forever. Every day I look forward to my next trip.

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