Wig causes Coney Island Cyclone to stall mid-cycle

Posted Tuesday, June 1, 2004 6:59 PM | Contributed by Reidef

Coney Island Cyclone riders had a hair-raising experience Sunday when the world-famous roller coaster stopped dead in its tracks at the top of a hill after a woman's wig blew off and got caught in the wheels.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2004 7:03 PM
wow, how many times has anyone ever heard of this happening?! too bad for her, tho!*** This post was edited by RideTTD2003 6/1/2004 7:04:39 PM ***
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 7:04 PM
Wow, how embarrassing. I feel really bad for her. Thats got to be about the most embarrassing thing she ever experienced.
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 7:06 PM
That is too funny. Those people will have a funny story to tell for awhile. Its nice to see a humorous story for a change instead of all the tragedies in recent months.
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 7:21 PM
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 7:25 PM
Jeff's avatar Someone's jacket got wrapped around the track on Magnum I think last weekend. It apparently slowed the train a little, but not enough to stop it.
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 7:32 PM
See, if she went to Latisha's Hair salon in the Bronx, this would not have happened.
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 7:53 PM
I heard this story on Howard Stern this morning. Both Robin and Howard both mentioned that they would have loved to have been there to seen it.

Isn't there a large sign in the loading station that says "NO WIGS!"? I remember laughing when I saw that sign as they must have had problems with wigs in the past if they put up that sign.


Tuesday, June 1, 2004 11:10 PM
Similar things have happened before. I believe the Vekoma Boomerang (the name escapes me) at Wildwood was stopped in its tracks by a stuffed animal.several years ago.
Wednesday, June 2, 2004 12:08 AM
kpjb's avatar One time Kenny Kangaroo got his tail stuck in the wheels under a Le Cachot car... that was an interesting one.
Wednesday, June 2, 2004 12:22 AM
I have a photo that I took in the seventies of the Cyclone's structure that has a toupee hanging on the white beams. It looked like a bird's nest. This thing has definitely happened before.
Wednesday, June 2, 2004 12:52 AM
The Rocket at Ocean View Park had a sign:

No wigs

No pregnect (sp?) women

No children under 6

Wednesday, June 2, 2004 1:55 AM
Damnit, the Post stole my thunder...before even reading the article, I was going to call it a "hair-raising experience". Damn those journalists. Wonder why I've wanted to be one! ;)

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