Back-Fire on the Cyclone at Coney Island’s Astroland c.1983

For a short period of time, as part of Coney Island’s then-new Astroland, the famous Cyclone wooden roller coaster could be ridden backwards. This commercial shows it in action (1983).

I would like to sit in the front car going backwards. Being last is definitely the rougher ride.~JKW

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~ by jaskim on August 28, 2008.

One Response to “Back-Fire on the Cyclone at Coney Island’s Astroland c.1983”

  1. Cool footage. I don’t remember the “Back Fire” ad.
    I’ve been putting together some images of Coney Island before it disappears. Stop by and take a look if you’re curious…
    Best,
    Louis

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