The Cyclone was a famous roller coaster built in 1927 for the Crystal Beach Amusement Park in Ontario, Canada. It was the longest standing and most intense of the“terrifying triplet” of extreme roller coasters but in the late 1920's by Harry G. Traver.
The Cyclone received much attention for the fear it struck in its riders, propelling them down the wooden track at up to 60 miles per hour and four times the force of gravity. The amusement park even kept a full time nurse on duty at the ride to assist patrons with the medical issues that often arose. It is rumored that nearby hot dog stand even sold slings. The infamous rollercoaster closed in 1946 due to the extremely high operating costs, but many of the materials were reused in the construction of the Crystal Beach Comet coaster in the following years, and in 1993 wound up at a Six Flags park in Queensbury, New York.
The Crystal Beach Amusement Park was a huge attraction for Buffalo area residents in its 101 years of operation, from 1888 to 1989. For most of those years, steamboats shuffled Buffalo patrons to and from the park, which average 20,000 visitors a day throughout the summer months.