It annoys me to no end when I hear older wooden roller coasters and their classic rolling stock described as "rickety", "wobbly", or or any of those types of words. The Cyclone and its trains are in better maintained shape at age 84 than some coasters a fraction of its age, many of which are located in zillion dollar corporate-run theme parks. There is nothing unsafe or obsolete about the Cyclone. And there is SURELY no need to replace the cars that have served it well all these years. I am familiar with the various types of vehicles built today to run on wooden coasters and while they are appropriate if not ideal for newer rides, there are none available that would track as well or deliver as comfortable and thrilling a ride as the present cars. They can be upgraded, improved, reconditioned - as they have been many times in their long lives - but to replace them would destroy the character and experience of the Cyclone, the world's greatest roller coaster thrill ride.
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