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The Crystal Beach Cyclone - History's Scariest Roller Coaster

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The Crystal Beach Cyclone is a highly extreme and vicious roller coaster designed and built by Harry G. Traver in the late 1920s. The Cyclone was located at the Crystal Beach Amusement Park in Ontario, Canada.

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The layout consisted of a twisted arrangement of track with many curved, and steeply angled drops, banking at up to 80 degrees, the trains traversed multiple banked spirals and figure-8 sections. Other than one trim brake, there were no brake runs outside of the station as there were no level portions of track where brakes could be located (The trim brake was between the spiral's exit and the figure 8 element).

Over 5 million rides were given in its 20-year history with only one fatality.

This occurred on opening day May 30, 1938 when a 22-year old man was thrown from the train after the first drop. A failed lap bar was deemed to be the cause and the
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Added: Oct-4-2012 Occurred On: Oct-4-2012
By: stirgy
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Tags: roller, coaster, Ontario, canada, woodie, extreme, twisted, intense, ride, Harry G. Traver, amusement, park
Location: Ontario, Canada (load item map)
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