"It would be a shame to die without riding the Cyclone"


The Coney Island Cyclone
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe Coney Island Cyclone - Credit: auggie tolosa / Olatz eta Leire

The Cyclone is a rollercoaster ride on Coney Island. It is one of the most famous attractions in Brooklyn, and has been operating for 80 years.

Joseph Heller, author of Catch-22, was a fan.  The Cyclone features prominently in his memoir Now and Then (1998), and his 1994 novel Closing Time.