Ride the Cyclone!
Tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Cyclone
, the greatest roller coaster of all time. There are countless coasters which are bigger, faster, longer, or have loops or something, but none of them can compete with the Cyclone for sheer, non-stop thrills. After the first, amazing drop the ride simply doesn't let up at all until you're back out on the street, and there are a few points where you're convinced that you have about two seconds to live, and you're very comfortable with that fact.
Anyway, Coney Island is celebrating the anniversary with style
, with 75-cent rides all day tomorrow and fireworks on Friday. Call Astroland at 718-265-2100 for details. Oh, and if you head down there, don't bother paying 50 cents to go into the Alien Autopsy booth; it's pretty unconvincing.