Sunday, December 14, 2008

Central Park's Skyclone

I recently came across a book that featured the history of the Lehigh Valley, PA in photographs. I've always been interested in the former Central Park, a long defunct amusement park located in Allentown, PA.

The park had a few coasters, one of them was a large ride named the Cyclone (later renamed Skyclone). I can't even find who designed the Cyclone, but the book features the above amazing photograph.

Look at the first drop! It's one gigantic double-down! The ride is basically an out-and-back ride in the shape of a big triangle, with the station built on the top side of a hill.

Anyone care to fill in any details of the ride? Not much comes up searching online...


Anonymous said...

NewsPlusNotes said...

Thanks! I actually used that link in the post. It doesn't give any info at all on Cyclone, though.