On this day: The Coney Island Cyclone Opened

Thursday, 26th June 2014 by

Remain seated and keep your hands inside at all times … On June 26, 1927, the Coney Island Cyclone wooden roller coaster opened to a public that had recently developed a passion for thrill rides. Fully restored in the 1970s, the ride still operates today (see this YouTube video), and is listed as a National Historic Place. It has also been used as a filming location in several movies.