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