Want To Own Your Own Roller Coaster?

There is nothing like spending time in an amusement park -- the hot smell of the pavement, the popcorn, the cotton candy, and best of all, the old wooden roller coasters! I grew up with the Wild Cat and Mister Twister. Both are long gone now, sadly replaced by a newer park and newer rides. We can recapture all of the wonderful memories with this wonderful Classic Wooden Roller Coaster that will fit on a desktop or table.

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This roller coaster, named the Cyclone, is a 1:48 working scale model of an old-fashioned wooden coaster. It was designed by a real roller coaster engineer. It is made from laser-cut birch wood painted white for an authentic-looking support structure. The handrails are painted a bright, festive red.

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The train, complete with tiny passengers, dives down four hills and twists around three hair-raising curves under the power of its own momentum. A rotating spring draws the train up the first steep hill much like a full-size roller coaster before it plummets down that first hill. 

With the help of LEDs placed along the handrails, the Cyclone lights up at night for more of those nighttime thrill rides. This requires 10 AA batteries to keep everything lit. I'm guessing that this is sooooo worth it!

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The Cyclone is 46" long, 22" wide, and 18" high. Fortunately it comes fully assembled so that you won't need an engineering degree to put it together. Well, maybe I'm just speaking for myself there, but I am sure I am not alone on that one.

Historically the first patent for a roller coaster was issued in 1885. The first coasters were more of gently rolling scenic railways that would take passengers out and back. The old wooden roller coasters as we know them began in 1919 and continued to gain popularity through the 1920s. The most famous of these was the real Cyclone, which was installed in Coney Island in 1927.

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With your own Classic Wooden Roller Coaster around you can ride the dream forever. Summer breezes, popcorn, and cotton candy are not included. To order your own Cyclone, click here.

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