Tracks

Length2,300 ft
Height65 ft
Drop60 ft
Inversions0

Trains

Arrangement:Single train with 2 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 12 riders.
Restraints:Single position lap barSeatbelt
Built by:Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.

Details

Former namesZipper
Former statusOperated from to
SBNO during
Operated from to
DesignerOscar Bitler

Etymology

The name was changed from Zipper to Cyclone to match the name on the trains used from the Palisades Park Cyclone.

History

Damaged by fire on September 25th, 1995 followed by the station and a portion of track collapsing under the weight of snow of on January 26th, 1996. The roller coaster remained closed though the 1996 season while repairs and restoration were made under the supervision of Jim Mickel and Roy M. Benjamin. The roller coaster reopened on June 20th, 1997 after $500,000 in repairs.

Notes

The June 13th, 1942 issue of Billboard contains an confusing entry on page 42: "At Williams Grove Park, Mechanicsburg, holiday introduced the Zipper, new roller coaster ride." The 'holiday' mentioned is presumed to be talking about Decoration Day (AKA Memorial Day) which was on Monday, May 25th in 1942.

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