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 Review of Cyclone @ Astroland
3 Rating Posted by: Vater on 12/20/2002 3:29:00 PM
This coaster is in a constant battle with Kennywoods Thunderbolt for my 2nd favorite woodie. My first ride was June 22nd, 2002, just 4 days before Cyclones 75th Anniversary. I only rode it three times, my first two being in the front seat, but it wasnt until my third ride, in the very back seat, that Cyclone became #2. A rough ride, yes, but the massive amount of padding in each car makes it not only tolerable, but fun. It has a wonderfully steep, ominous first drop, and the pacing thereafter is brilliant. A nice, slow turn overlooking the boardwalk perfectly prepares you for the next few airtime hills and 180-degree turns; but its the second half that gives this ride its superior status. Its unrelenting speed, coupled with superbly placed bunny hops and extreme laterals makes Cyclone a must for any coaster buff. A true gem.

Review Comments

mrceagle on 12/20/2002 11:47:12 PM said:
A really good review. you capured the great ride this coaster provides just right. This really is the great ride you said it was.
xDisney on 12/21/2002 8:13:12 PM said:
I rode it last summer. Probably the best "classic" coaster on the planet.
Cyclonic on 12/21/2002 11:21:27 PM said:
This is the type of review I like to see, very thourgh. This coaster truely is a marvel. 75 years and it still places high in polls, and it can still kick your a@#.
mrceagle on 12/22/2002 2:59:35 PM said:
This should be like school we need to place this review somplace as a example on how to do it right.
adriahna on 6/9/2003 3:26:32 PM said:
Yup - you summed it up - the best. And the greatest thing is the padded, open seating - a ride alone in the back seat is really hellish - really delightful. Like being in a blender - exactly as a wooden coaster should be.
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