CONEY ISLAND — The “Big Momma” of Coney Island turned 89 Sunday.
The Coney Island Cyclone debuted on this day in 1927 and has been entertaining and thrilling millions of New Yorkers and tourists ever since.
It is the second steepest roller coaster in the world, and it is listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places, according to the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.
The wooden coaster has 2,640 feet of track and 12 drops, one of which is an 85 foot, 60 degree plunge.
As part of the celebration, the first 89 guests got a free ride.
For more information on the Cyclone and Luna Park at Coney island, visit their website lunaparknyc.com.