• The second in designer Barry Oursler's trilogy of roller-coaster themed pinballs. The other two are Comet (Williams, 1985), and Hurricane (Williams, 1991).
• Artist Python Anghelo admitted that he was a big fan of former president Ronald Reagan at the time of Cyclone's release. Ronald Reagan and former first lady Nancy Reagan appear on the backglass riding the Cyclone roller-coaster.
• Fellow Williams pinball designer Mark Richie provided the voice of the carnival barker for this game.