The Cyclone roller coaster is one of Brooklyn's most identifiable landmarks. It encompasses the excitement of not only Coney Island, but the entire borough. And on June 30th, you can take it home with you!
Few roller roller coasters have achieved the legendary status that the Coney Island Cyclone has. Through good and bad times this roller coaster has weathered the storm and is still around to thrill a new generation of New Yorkers and coaster enthusiasts that flock to this amazing coaster. The Cyclone in many ways embodies the stereotypical Brooklynite: it is very rough and tumble, it can recall the "good old days" and it will kick your butt in the back seat given the chance. But, this ferocious coaster has a soft side. The story behind (arguably) America's most famous coaster is nothing short of awe-inspiring and serves as a constant reminder that, as George Tilyou said, "Coney Island, between June and September, is the world."
The first 2,500 fans in attendance for that Monday's game against Hudson Valley will recceive a free Cyclone Roller Coaster replica, presented by Bank of America.
A website that chronicles the history of amusement parks has a great initial description of the Cyclone:
- The Cyclone has thrilled (and terrified) millions in its 80-plus years. Now you can keep the memories right on your desk or mantle. Get your tickets to the June 30th game today, and get a free Cyclone Roller Coaster replica when you're one of the first 2,500 fans in attendance!