Best Near-Concussion For A Sunny Day (2008)


The CYCLONE, Astroland's rickety wooden city landmark, was renovated in 1975. Yet in the throes of its multiple steep drops, crashing thuds, sharp neck-twisting turns, claustrophobic seating and shakes that could rattle even Katherine Hepburn, it sure as hell feels like 1927 again. Yes, Coney Island's brain-pounding roller coaster has been a staple of boardwalk summers for most of the past 75 years. For $5, squeeze aboard, scream like a little kid, laugh like your grandmother—and ride again for $4 more. Just make sure to bring a bottle of aspirin, and to eat Nathan's hot dogs after the ride. Take the Q or F train to access Astroland.


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