Coney Island (Luna Park / Deno's) Development Discussion Thread in Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys! Posted February 4, 2012 This is kind of depressing for me, because I have been wanting to ride the Cyclone in its original state (just to say that I did) for several years now. I guess I need to get out there in May and ride the thing before all the track gets completely replaced. I think you missed the boat on that by about 40 years. The Cyclone has a completely steel structure, which I assume was done after it was condemned, refurbished and reopened in the early 70's. Actually, no, the Cyclone's support structure is NOT completely fashioned of steel. As with those other long-lost Coney legends –-- Thunderbolt and Tornado --- the Cyclone's taller uprights are indeed steel but wooden bents support many of the pullouts. Obviously, this is so the wood can absorb the tremendous forces generated by the heavy trains.