AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s almost the end of the line for Agawam Six Flag’s iconic roller coaster ride, the Cyclone.
Tuesday marked the Cyclone’s 31st anniversary since the wooden roller coaster took the first of its fifteen million passengers on the thrill ride in 1983, when the Carrol family owned what was then Riverside Park.
Mark Denning of North Adams has taken hundreds of rides on the Cyclone. Denning told 22News, it’s been the perfect roller coaster ride. “Something that has the thrill of bringing me back time after time again and it’s just a fun ride to enjoy. This roller coaster will be lost but never forgotten.”
The Cyclone was patterned after the Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island. The Six Flag ride also features the 80 foot drop at 55 miles an hour.
The Six Flag Cyclone becomes history on July 20th. The amusement park feels its 31 years of operation is long enough.
Check out the YouTube Video by CoasterForce of a front seat view of the Cyclone