Ride the Coney Island Cyclone
In 1884, Coney Island became the home of the world’s first rollercoaster, the Gravity Switchback Railway. On June 26, 1927, a new, wooden rollercoaster debuted and a thrill seeking daredevil could pay a quarter to ride the Coney Island Cyclone. It has 2,640 feet of track, 12 drops, 27 elevation changes and an 85 foot, 60 degree plunge taken at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. Cyclone is one of the oldest, functioning amusement rides in the United States.