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Lakeside Amusement Park
Coordinates 39°46′51″N 105°03′14″W / 39.7808°N 105.0540°W / 39.7808; -105.0540
Status Operating
Opening date May 17, 1940 (1940-05-17)
General statistics
Type Wood
Designer Edward A. Vettel
Track layout Terrain
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 80 ft (24 m)
Drop 80 ft (24 m)
Length 2,800 ft (850 m)
Speed 55 mph (89 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 2:00
Max vertical angle 50°
Capacity 1,100 riders per hour
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Trains 2 trains with 5 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 20 riders per train.
Cyclone at RCDB
Pictures of Cyclone at RCDB

The Cyclone is a wooden roller coaster located at Lakeside Amusement Park in Denver, Colorado. Designed by Edward A. Vettel, the coaster opened in 1940.

Ride experience

The coaster starts by turning right, then turning left before entering the lift hill. After turning left while dropping, the coaster goes up another hill and turns left before dropping again. After turning left over two different hills, the ride goes over a bunny hop which doubles as a near-miss moment for riders. The ride then does one airtime hill before turning around and doing 3 final bunny hops before turning right into the station.


Cyclone has been awarded the ACE Classic Coaster award, which is given to historical roller coasters by the American Coaster Enthusiasts.

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