In 1927, thrill-seekers plunked down their quarters to take a ride on the Cyclone, a new attraction at Brooklyn’s Coney Island. Noting the success of the Thunderbolt in 1925 and the Tornado in 1926, Jack and Irving Rosenthal jumped into the roller coaster business to the tune of about $175,000, and the Cyclone was built. 262 more words
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was an early birthday celebration out at Luna Park in Coney Island Sunday to honor a Brooklyn icon.
The world famous Coney Island Cyclone turns 90-years-old on Monday. 37 more words
Roller coasters are my secret Mastermind subject. My passion and knowledge for them is a little surprise that I like to keep up my sleeve. I know a lot, and little gets my heart racing, eyes wide, and palms sweaty, more than being in the presence of a good one. 511 more words