Panorama of the Coney Island Cyclone.
The bitumen road in front of the ride was previously occupied by Astroland.
The entrance to the Cyclone. Can you get much more New York than this?

Perhaps one of the most interesting things about this ride is that some 80 years ago, people were enjoying this same ride.

The iconic first drop was for many decades the steepest wooden roller coaster in the world.

The use of skid brakes means that they must be sheltered from the elements as hey are prone to slip when wet.

From the boardwalk and beach only the southern tip of the ride can be seen.

The station still uses traditional skid brakes.

Like many old wooden coasters, over time the structure has settled, seen very distinctly with the lift hill.

The red 'CYCLONE' text is an element very closely associate with Coney Island and the Cyclone.

The ride focuses on turns and drops with only a few slight pops of airtime along the course.

The coaster is recognised as an ACE classic due to its traditional operations.

It features a very twisted layout.

The coaster's layout is still considered one of the more intense rides out there, outdoing even modern wooden coasters.

Despite being a wooden coaster with conventional wooden coaster track, its support structure is largely steel.

At 80 years old, it is also one of the oldest coasters in the world.

The Cyclone is considered one of the single most important roller coasters in history.