The Central Park Cyclone - Skyclone

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The Central Park Cyclone - Skyclone

Post by Paul Drabek » Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:43 pm

The Central Park Cyclone - Skyclone
1929 To 1957
Designed By Unknown

Central Park was the other park in Allentown, PA along with Dorney Park. It opened in 1893 and closed in 1957. The Cyclone (later Skyclone) was added in 1929 and while I have yet to discover who designed it my gut feeling is John Miller. During the Cyclone's life it was rebuilt several times to make it safer (supposedly the public thought that it was extremely unsafe) and also burned to the ground in 1935 before being rebuilt. This triangular shaped out and back coaster was built over a ravine it has a few good drops and plenty of airtime.

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Re: The Central Park Cyclone - Skyclone

Post by Sora » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:38 am

Did you do this recreation from photographs? I've only seen one or two and they didn't show much.

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Re: The Central Park Cyclone - Skyclone

Post by Paul Drabek » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:52 am

I found maybe 5 and I worked from them. There are several in Robert Cartmell's "The Incredible Scream Machine".
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