The Cyclone

The Cyclone

Theme Park Ride / Attraction and Historic Site
Coney Island, Brooklyn
    "historic Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island."(2 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "still scariest roller coasters EVER!"(3 Tips)
    Joe C.
    "The best wooden roller coaster in all of NYC!"(2 Tips)
    Jessie C.
    "Extremely rickety and extremely amazing!"(3 Tips)
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  • Marc S.
    Marc Seccia1 week ago
    The roller coaster...duh.
  • Tarance
    Tarance2 weeks ago
    Everything is great here!
  • Leila C.
    Built in 1927 but it's still a hell of a lot of fun!
  • Roberto M.
    A must see!
  • Steven N.
    Scariest coaster ever. Feels like it might fall apart any minute. But that's why it's so fun.
  • Zii H.
    Zii HammadJanuary 7
    Not that scary, but very fun! Bring lots of buddies!
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BellOctober 27, 2015
    Wooden roller coasters are a fantastic experience, and this one is no exception! Ride an attraction your grandparents rode as kids, and experience a thrill that hasn't decreased with age!
  • Jessie C.
    Jessie CatanaSeptember 29, 2015
    Extremely rickety and extremely amazing! Just do it.
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanSeptember 4, 2015
    Fire ride 😱😱😱😱
  • Donna S.
    Donna SalamancaAugust 10, 2015
    Absolutely loved it
  • Jamie S.
    Jamie ShawAugust 4, 2015
    Brace your neck before the final drop!
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    If you’re up for a real Brooklyn adventure, get on board and try to grab the front two seats. Read more
  • Alex F.
    Alex FishJuly 27, 2015
    Oldest coaster in the U.S. and still thrilling. Watch for back pains though!
  • Benjamin C.
    Benjamin CoatsJuly 7, 2015
    Faster than you expect
  • Hollie S.
    Hollie SickJune 22, 2015
    Fun but don't get stuck!
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteJune 3, 2015
    It's so fun, even my tourist-trap hating boyfriend loved it.
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikNovember 12, 2014
    Is it a roller coaster or a time machine?
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithAugust 17, 2014
    Be ready with your most ridiculous face: the camera is at the bottom of the first drop.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CheskinAugust 15, 2014
    The best wooden roller coaster in all of NYC!
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    For some reason I tend to be more photogenic on rollercoasters.
    Upvoted May 26
  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy WilcoxAugust 8, 2014
    A must-do for all New Yorkers. If at all positive, though, avoid the back cars... genuinely painful and rocky.
  • Emily G.
    Emily GroffmanJuly 29, 2014
    Not 100% sure, but I think the person at the bag check took my credit card number. Got a call an hour later about a fraudulent charge & don't think it could've happened anywhere else. Fun ride though.
  • Andrea V.
    Andrea ValverdeApril 23, 2014
    A must! I love it!
  • Jen L.
    Jen LouAugust 2, 2013
    The scariest part is that I felt like the ride was going to fall apart on me
  • Lucas R.
    Lucas RolleiraJuly 2, 2013
    Never again... it looks like its gonna break... your back! lol
  • City of New York
    City of New YorkJuly 1, 2013
    The Cyclone was originally built in 1927. The coaster uses a chain to pull the train to the top of the 1st plunge, it then runs on its own momentum reaching up to 68 mph through 9 drops and 6 curves.
  • Cmav
    CmavJune 29, 2013
    Your head will hurt!!
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RussoJune 29, 2013
    I thought I was scared only because it was so old and rickety. But that was one wild ride! Sit in the front!
  • NYC: The Official Guide
    Riding in the front car affords riders the best view, while sitting in the rear gives the feeling of greater speed.
  • Amy F.
    Amy FeldmanJune 20, 2013
    Sit in the back for airtime!
  • Luke B.
    Luke BrandtJune 15, 2013
    have a gr8 time,,, enjoy urself :)
  • Stella R.
    Stella RicciJune 10, 2013
    Sit in the first car! The view is simply amazing!!!!
  • Bennuworld
    BennuworldMay 18, 2013
    Legendary, for good reason.
  • Nathan
    NathanSeptember 23, 2012
    Does not accept Metrocard.
    ThePurplePassport.comAugust 21, 2012
    Sure, it’s pretty scary, it’s rickety, and it’s a bit grungy, but there’s definitely something romantic about taking a ride on the historic Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island. Read more
    ThePurplePassport.comAugust 20, 2012
    It’s not hard to get a sense of history when you follow up rides on the Wonder Wheel and the Cyclone (two of the oldest of their kind in the US) with a walk down the authentically vintage boardwalk. Read more
  • Mary W.
    Mary WelkieJuly 27, 2012
    Definitely a scary old roller coaster, but fun!
  • Bing
    BingJuly 26, 2012
    An iconic NYC landmark, this Coney Island coaster was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991, so you’re riding a piece of history! Roll on over to for more. Read more
  • Brian O.
    Brian OconnellJuly 24, 2012
    I wasn't scared per se, but it really jolted me around, and was painful in the back and neck. Still fun though!
  • jacqueline c.
    jacqueline cepedaMay 28, 2012
    if you ride this ride when u come to cycone
  • Frank K.
    Frank KashdanApril 5, 2012
    Truely the greatest roller coaster of all time
  • Luna Park Coney Island
    Luna Park Coney IslandNovember 20, 2011
    Here's a great tip in the off-season - come by Coney Island on a very foggy or snowy day, and have a private photo-shoot with your favorite coaster!
  • Keith M.
    Keith McGovernSeptember 28, 2011
    This ride is great if you like broken vertebrae!
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DaviesAugust 24, 2011
    Sit in the Front Car!!!
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole StrawbridgeAugust 15, 2011
    ALWAYS sit in the front & put your hands up on the 1st drop.Best. Rollercoaster. EVER.
  • Elise M.
    Elise MyersAugust 13, 2011
    Don't sit in the back row of the coaster! Your neck will be stiff for DAYS.
  • ☞ Mario S.
    The cyclone no longer has a discount the second ride
  • Alan x.
    Alan x el mundo2 weeks ago
    Aunque tiene casa 100 años es de esas montañas rusas que hay que experimentar por lo menos una vez en la vida!
  • Patricia S.
    Patricia S.April 30, 2015
    Uma delícia de montanha russa, mesmo sendo super antiga é muito bem conservada e roda macia. Super recomendado
  • Fernando V.
    Fernando VCSeptember 23, 2012
    Impresionant, la millor muntanya rusa del món, així de clar, sensació increible, inesperada...
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