The Cyclone

The Cyclone

Theme Park Ride / Attraction and Historic Site · Coney Island
834 Surf Ave (Coney Island), Brooklyn, NY 11224, United States
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A New York City landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. Height: 85 Feet (At highest peak) - Track Length: 2,640 Feet - Top Speed: 60 mph


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  • What you need to know
    "historic Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island."(2 Tips)
    Jessie C.
    "Extremely rickety and extremely amazing!"(3 Tips)
    Joe C.
    "The best wooden roller coaster in all of NYC!"(2 Tips)
    NYC: The Official Guide
    "front car affords riders the best view"(2 Tips)
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  • Aaron B.

    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!

    Aaron Bell · October 27
  • Jessie C.

    Extremely rickety and extremely amazing! Just do it.

    Jessie Catana · September 29
  • Saarim Z.

    Fire ride 😱😱😱😱

    Saarim Zaman · September 4
  • Donna S.

    Absolutely loved it

    Donna Salamanca · August 10
  • Jamie S.

    Brace your neck before the final drop!

    Jamie Shaw · August 4
  • 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.

    Oldest coaster in the U.S. and still thrilling. Watch for back pains though!

    Alex Fish · July 27
  • Benjamin C.

    Faster than you expect

    Benjamin Coats · July 7
  • Hollie S.

    Fun but don't get stuck!

    Hollie Sick · June 22
  • Alyssa F.

    It's so fun, even my tourist-trap hating boyfriend loved it.

    Alyssa Foote · June 3
  • Sandra R.

    Is it a roller coaster or a time machine?

    Sandra Rubinchik · November 12, 2014
  • Jake S.

    Be ready with your most ridiculous face: the camera is at the bottom of the first drop.

    Jake Smith · August 17, 2014
  • Joe C.

    The best wooden roller coaster in all of NYC!

    Joe Cheskin · August 15, 2014
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World

    For some reason I tend to be more photogenic on rollercoasters.

  • Jeremy W.

    A must-do for all New Yorkers. If at all positive, though, avoid the back cars... genuinely painful and rocky.

    Jeremy Wilcox · August 8, 2014
  • Emily G.

    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.

    Emily Groffman · July 29, 2014
  • Andrea V.

    A must! I love it!

    Andrea Valverde · April 23, 2014
  • Jen L.

    The scariest part is that I felt like the ride was going to fall apart on me

    Jen Lou · August 2, 2013
  • Lucas R.

    Never again... it looks like its gonna break... your back! lol

    Lucas Rolleira · July 2, 2013
  • City of New York

    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.

    City of New York · July 1, 2013
  • Cmav

    Your head will hurt!!

    Cmav · June 29, 2013
  • Michelle R.

    I thought I was scared only because it was so old and rickety. But that was one wild ride! Sit in the front!

    Michelle Russo · June 29, 2013
  • 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.

    NYC: The Official Guide · June 21, 2013
  • Amy F.

    Sit in the back for airtime!

    Amy Feldman · June 20, 2013
  • Luke B.

    have a gr8 time,,, enjoy urself :)

    Luke Brandt · June 15, 2013
  • Stella R.

    Sit in the first car! The view is simply amazing!!!!

    Stella Ricci · June 10, 2013
  • Bennuworld

    Legendary, for good reason.

    Bennuworld · May 18, 2013
  • Nathan

    Does not accept Metrocard.

    Nathan · September 23, 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 · August 21, 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 · August 20, 2012
  • Mary W.

    Definitely a scary old roller coaster, but fun!

    Mary Welkie · July 27, 2012
  • Bing

    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

    Bing · July 26, 2012
  • Brian O.

    I wasn't scared per se, but it really jolted me around, and was painful in the back and neck. Still fun though!

    Brian Oconnell · July 24, 2012
  • jacqueline c.

    if you ride this ride when u come to cycone

    jacqueline cepeda · May 28, 2012
  • Frank K.

    Truely the greatest roller coaster of all time

    Frank Kashdan · April 5, 2012
  • Luna Park Coney Island

    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!

    Luna Park Coney Island · November 20, 2011
  • Keith M.

    This ride is great if you like broken vertebrae!

    Keith McGovern · September 28, 2011
  • Jonathan D.

    Sit in the Front Car!!!

    Jonathan Davies · August 24, 2011
  • Nicole S.

    ALWAYS sit in the front & put your hands up on the 1st drop.Best. Rollercoaster. EVER.

    Nicole Strawbridge · August 15, 2011
  • Elise M.

    Don't sit in the back row of the coaster! Your neck will be stiff for DAYS.

    Elise Myers · August 13, 2011
  • ☞ Mario S.

    The cyclone no longer has a discount the second ride

    ☞ Mario Souza™ ☜ · June 13, 2011
  • Chloe C.

    The cyclone no longer has a discount the second ride :(

    Chloe Coffman · June 10, 2011
  • Luna Park Coney Island

    This American Legend it's a city landmark and a National Historic Landmark taking you to its highest point at 85ft and then dipping into gut-wrenching plunges! You'll love this wooden roller-coaster! Read more

    Luna Park Coney Island · May 1, 2011
  • Holly M.

    Wooden coaster's are the best!!!

    Holly Matheny · November 3, 2010
  • Mazda

    The first rides of the historic roller coaster began on June 26, 1927. Over 80 years later, the Cyclone is still thrilling thousands of riders each year.

    Mazda · October 26, 2010
  • Coney Island

    Ride the 83-year old Cyclone! $8 first ride, $5 re-rides. Hit the photobooth afterwards for documentary evidence that you survived the first drop. Read more

    Coney Island · August 24, 2010
  • The Corcoran Group

    Truly, one of the best, and still scariest roller coasters EVER! Sit in the back for the wildest whiplash! Discounts for staying on for a second, or third ride.

    The Corcoran Group · August 17, 2010
  • Muhammad M.

    Keep your hands up and smile for the camera!

    Muhammad Malik · August 1, 2010
  • •:*´¨`*:•Eddie ♥.

    If you don't have a good neck and back do nt ride the cyclone :)

  • Andrew Fidget M.

    If your pregnant and want to keep your child do not go on this ride

    Andrew Fidget Miner · July 4, 2010

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