March 30, 2009 at 2:51 am Leave a comment

The world famous Coney Island Cyclone roars into action on Sunday, April 5th, starting at Noon. With a bottle of authentic Brooklyn egg cream in hand, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will join Miss Cyclone, the Hungry March Band, and hundreds of expected guests in launching the 2009 season.

“I never miss an opening day,” Lisa Custodio, 36, Brighton Beach, New York, exclaims. “There is nothing like the Cyclone and I am so excited it’s opening!” Custodio is expected to be one of thousands of riders to be thrilled on the Cyclone this season and make it the cornerstone of a great trip to Coney Island. Howie Lipstein has been looking forward to opening day since closing day last season. Lipstein, a Brooklyn icon has rode the Cyclone over 50 times and will be receiving a special gift to announce it! “It’s all in good fun. Howie knows how much fun the Cyclone is and now we are going to honor him with a special gift,” Carol Hill Albert, Cyclone operator explains.

After receiving an off-season facelift executed by 14 dedicated men, the Cyclone is ready to roll. “We launched a new web site, we have a new look and we are thrilled that the ’09 season is about to begin,” Albert boasts. “Though Astroland is not opening this year, we know Coney Island will still be the place to be in New York for great summer fun including the Cyclone, the beach and boardwalk (always free to enjoy), great food and lots more!” Albert explains.

The Cyclone is expected to kick-off a season of fun, festivities and folly! From the Mermaid Parade to the Siren Festival to the world-famous Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest and Friday Night Fireworks, there is plenty to see and do in Coney Island. “There is some confusion about what is and is not happening this year in Coney Island,” Albert explains. “Our website will answer many of those questions and include information on activities, events and area attractions. Astroland may be closed for the season but Coney Island is still the center of summer fun in the area,” Albert states.

If Mother Nature agrees, April 5th will start a great season for the Cyclone and all of Coney Island. With the first 100 riders riding for free make sure you get to Coney Island early! For directions, more information visit: , email us at or call us at: 718-265-2100

The Coney Island Cyclone is one of the most famous attractions in Brooklyn, New York. The first rides of the historic roller coaster began on June 26, 1927. Over 80 years later, the Cyclone is still thrilling thousands of riders each year.

For decades the Cyclone in Coney Island has been the cornerstone of a great trip to the beach, boardwalk, amusements and more! From great food and drinks, to terrific people and more Coney Island has been and continues to be a destination for great family fun!

Contact Info:
Jennifer Tortorici
834 Surf Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224-2800

Phone: 718-265-2100


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