After a few years, the roller coaster returned to the metropolis. See what her predecessors looked like. Prague had two permanent roller coasters in the 20th and early 21st century. One, called Cyklon, stood at the Exhibition Grounds from 1974 to 2018. The second then until 1935 in Eden in Vršovice.
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Roller coaster in the Eden amusement park in Prague.
| Photo: with the permission of ÚMČ Prague 10
the Vršovice one was impressive, measuring five kilometers and was opened in 1923. Fate has measured only twelve years of operation. Even because Eden and its surroundings were a well-known place of the gallery during the First Republic, people gradually stopped coming here and the whole area suffered. The authorities finally closed it in 1946.
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Far smaller, about 400 meters, was made in the 60s of the 20th century in Italy and appeared at the Exhibition Center (then in the Park of Culture and Leisure Julius Fučík) in 1974. And probably would still run if the city had no plans for the area, into which the track called Cyklon did not fit. Therefore, in May 2018 she arrived and was taken to Poland.
“It’s a pity, I was at it in the 80’s with the school and I still remember it,” Kateřina ze Slaného told the Prague Daily.
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