This coaster fascinated me when and I was a child and continues to fascinate me today. It’s certainly not the fastest, tallest or most dynamic roller-coaster in the world; it is, however, the most famous: the inspiration and benchmark for the many roller-coasters that followed it over the last century. Perhaps its legendary status has granted it a supernal quality that transcends its limitations and allows it to appear overwhelmingly formidable to Brooklyn kids of all ages…as does everything in Coney Island, whether famous or unknown, legendary or lowly, existent or nonexistent.

(photo: On the Cyclone Roller-Coaster circa 1960)

For much more on this, go to the Cyclone website here.