Crystal Beach

Wednesday, March 21, 2001 1:53 PM
When did Crystal beach close and do you know of any sites with pics of the coasters ?

Roller coasters are the secret of life!
Wednesday, March 21, 2001 2:19 PM
Why cant they build The Cyclone over. That would be so popular.
Wednesday, March 21, 2001 3:47 PM
I think the park closed in the 80's. I'm guessing 1989. Many people said they would love for a recreation of Cyclone to be produced in a previous forum topic I posted. I would travel to ride it if it was built in Timbuktu.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 4:13 PM
Crystal Beach closed on Labor Day 1988. Unfortunately there is only one site that contains a few pictures of CB (as it is affectionately called by friends). I believe it is If it is wrong, I will post another note.
On the bright side of the tracks :) , there are several videos available of the park. The better ones are distributed by Wex studios & are available though mail or any WNY MediaPlay stores. If you really would like one of the videos, Reply to this note and I will see if I can post the mailing address. (Permission from the distributor required.)
Wednesday, March 21, 2001 5:01 PM
For a comprehensive history of CB, check out this page - - part of the Coaster Enthusiasts of Canada site. The CB stuff is about a third of the way down. No pics, though.
Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill. *** This post was edited by spewey on 3/21/2001. ***
Wednesday, March 21, 2001 5:07 PM
The problem with re-creating the Cyclone is that it would take away from the ledgend. Same reason why the Bobs will probably never be re-done. Now mind you, i would love to see this coaster return, even more so after badnitrus pics! But i don't see it happening.
Thursday, March 22, 2001 11:50 AM
Great sites, thanks guys!

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