Coney Island, New York
(Also includes Scream Zone and Coney Island Cyclone)
Central Amusement International
Area News - (6/24/17) Luna Park is kicking off the celebration for the 90th Birthday of the Coney Island Cyclone coaster a bit early. While the coaster will turn 90 on June 26th, the celebration will begin with a block party event on Sunday, June 25th featuring the performances by Fabolous, Harlem Globetrotters and more. But if you come by on the actual birthday on Monday, Luna Park will offer rides for just 90 cents (instead of $10) for the first 90 minutes the ride is open (noon to 1:30pm). The first 90 riders in line will also get a free hot dog from Feltman's of Coney Island.
2018 - Nothing is known at this time...
Ongoing - Cylone Refurbishment - In Progress - (10/29/15) According to this article, Baynum Painting from Northern Kentucky has been awarded contracts to repaint Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point (wow, standing 420 feet in the air, that's not going to be easy...) as well as the famous Coney Island Cyclone in New York.
(2/2/12) Amusement Today reports that CAI (Centtral Amusement International), the Zamperla subsidiary who will oversee Coney Island Cyclone, has selected Great Coasters International to repair and refurbish the Cyclone. While normally this would be a completely happy story, the article does mention one thing that has a few Cyclone fans somewhat nervous.
According to the Present of CAI, Great Coasters surveyed the Cyclone and determined that by making a few very small adjustments to its profile, they could make the ride more enjoyable for everyone. The project will be broken down into several phases and result in a complete track replacement within 4 to 5 years. Part of the final phase will involve either refurbishing or replacing the Cyclone’s trains.
On a personal note, I can say that the work GCI has been doing over the last several years on another multi-phase refurbishment project at Carowinds on Thunder Road has been a huge success. Every season I look forwarding to riding it again as it just keeps getting better, so I’d be inclined to have a little faith in GCI’s judgement.