The Cyclone roller coaster at Six Flags New England, operating since 1983, went for its last ride on July 20. While it’s always rather sad to see an ageing wooden coaster bite the dust, I think that in this case the park made the right decision. (Unlike Six Flags Great Adventure’s decision to demolish Rolling Thunder.) This coaster had so little going for it that I could easily have slept through the ride. The park’s Thunderbolt, even older – built in 1941 – offers a better ride experience.