Everyone has their first real roller coaster. It’s usually a woodie (no loops) and probably at some aging amusement park somewhere. In fact, it might have even been demolished to make way for a new coaster, or worse, a condominium. But what if there was an exact clone of that ride somewhere else in the world. Well riders of the Southport Pleasureland Cyclone in the UK are in luck? An exact clone of that now extinct classic coaster lives on in India’s Nicco Park.
Here’s Theme Park Review with the POV ride on video:
Looks like an enjoyable ride. The Cyclone is India’s longest roller coaster at 750 meters. Sad news for fans of the original, the atmosphere of Southport Pleasureland is gone, but at least the coaster experience can be replicated.
How far would you travel to ride a clone of your favorite childhood ride?
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