Website: Lakeside Amusement Park Homepage
Ride Type: Wooden Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.8333
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 8
Last Review: 12/31/2007 9:53:00 AM
In User Top 10: 7 times.
User Tracker Count: 19 times.

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3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up T-Rex on 12/31/2007 9:53:00 AM
Beautiful classic coaster. The classic trains look great and were very comfortable to boot and the beautiful station was just plain incredible, especially at night. The ride itself was packed with laterals, especially during the first drop and following turn. The finale consisted of some good air time hills, though not every hill gave air time and some were pretty slow unfortunately.

5 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up biosciking on 9/15/2006 9:36:00 PM
A great old fashioned wooden coaster in a traditional, carnival-like amusement park. Lakesides Cyclone has sleek, classic trains that contrast quite noticeably from the somewhat decrepit looking dirty white track. It leads you to expect a jarring, potentially risky ride. However, this was not the case. Cyclone was really not rough whatsoever. The first drop, as well as the several that immediately follow, all sort of bank to the left, so in essence the train is spiraling around within the structure. Even the straight sections of track here are tilted to the side, which was kind of neat. The coaster then pulls out of all of this to execute the second half of the ride, which involves several small dips that dont provide too much airtime, but they were still good, honest fun. At first these dips skirt the lake (to which the park owes its name). Then they bound along to the return to the station. Together, Cyclone and the Twister at Eltichs make for a nice pair of traditional coasters in Denver.

3 Rating
-2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Jhstorm13 on 7/14/2006 11:21:00 PM
pretty cool ride old but fun

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BunnyCAW on 7/26/2005 12:03:00 PM - User's Top Ride #2
Excellent old wooden roller coaster! This vintage ride is kept in my fond memories of living in Denver. The whole park is a treasure, but this wooden coaster is the best. The station is very attractive even though the coaster always looks just run-down enough to scare you a little before getting on. It gives you plenty of airtime for an old coaster and it doesnt rattle your teeth like some. If Lakeside goes under (I HOPE NOT!), I hope that someone saves this gem!

4 Rating
+4 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Scott on 12/10/2004 11:26:00 PM
Wow this underrated coaster impresses me so much! I give Lakeside so much credit for keeping this 1940 marvel open. The first thing youll probably notice is the amazing art-deco station. The lighting flows amazingly well and the station would be an attraction in itself at any other park. Once on the train youll probably notice the fixed lap restraints and loose seat belts. Once on the ride the train goes into a dark tunnel and then starts up the lift. The first drop is a twisting drop off to the left which then throws you into another sharp left and an airtime producing hill. After that the train goes down, goes back up and to the left, then drops once again. After that the cyclone takes you out over some airtime producing hills and drops. The train then goes out over Lake Rhoda giving you an amazing view of Lakeside (try this at night, the whole park is lit up in an amzing way.) Following the gorgeous turn-around the train goes into some small airtime producing bunny hops and twists. Sadly the Cyclone soon ends with the final brake run. The most amazing thing about this ride is that the train is still stopped with manual hand brakes! If there is no or little wait you often get rerides! Even if theres a wait its never longer then five minutes and you can usually hop from the exit back to the entrance. The best part is one ride is only $1.50 and an all day pass for lakeside is $15! Sadly Lakeside is bankrupt and things dont look good for this ride. Paint cans are strewn around the track, one car is in disrepair, and the whole ride itself could use some TLC I really hope some coaster club tries to save this ACE coaster classic. I give Lakeside credit for just keeping this running with the little or no profit they have. Youll never find a ride like this at a six flags. I seriously hope lakeside keeps it open.

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up travis on 1/31/2004 12:32:00 AM - User's Top Ride #2
I lived in Denver most of my life - I was born here. Lakeside was always the park on the other side of the proverbial railroad tracks. After turning 28 years old, and riding over a hundred roller coasters over a thousand times in total, I decided to drive 5 minutes to Lakeside and try it out.

Cyclone - what can I say? $1.50 to ride and no lines, even in the middle of summer. The hill is not that great - but a good old-fashioned ride that Denver has been missing since the wildcat was torn down. Oh how I miss the old Elitchs!

Anyway - this ride is worth every cent - and is worth a visit. The way woodies used to be. Good old clean fun that does not leave you with bruises and sore body parts – but leaves you feeling the speed thru the turns and the suspense thru the tunnels.

Just give it a try - no regrets. If you hate it, try spending $25 bucks for Six Flags to get cookie cutters of the standard models - and then tell me what you think.


5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Mr-Twister on 7/17/2002 3:11:00 AM - User's Top Ride #3
I LOVE THIS RIDE its got great laterals and is in the best traditional Amusement park west of the Mississippi

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up JONNYUTZ on 5/22/2002 8:32:00 PM
This is a pretty good ride for being so old. It has a lot of dips and turns and good for a price of $1.50 to get in the park.

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