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This traditional wooden roller coaster has been operating at Lakeside Amusement Park for nearly 70 years. Recognized as an ACE Coaster Classic, the Cyclone takes you on a trip back to a different era. This historic attraction was designed and built by Edward A. Vettel in 1940 after Lakeside owner Ben Krasner contracted the T.M. Harton Company to build a roller coaster based on a one he found in New Orleans. Vettel designed the Cyclone with an out and back layout that features a left hand curve drop into a helix before the out and back portion. Also of note is the Art Deco style station, which is an attraction itself, with incredible detail and bright neon lights to draw park visitors to the ride.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1940 Wood Double Out and Back Edward Vettel Sr.
  • Height
  • Drop
  • Angle Of Descent
  • Length
  • Top Speed
    miles per hour
  • Ride Time
    1 minute, 55 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Ride Capacity
    riders per hour
  • Number Of Trains
    2 - 20 passenger
  • Train Designer
    Edward Vettel Sr.

Cyclone Facts & History

ACE Classic Coaster

Opening date: May 17, 1940

Train has five cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 42 inches tall with an adult or 48 inches to ride alone

Where to Coast

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