Tickler is a throwback to the old Virginia Reel roller coasters from the early 1900s. At one point there were many of these coasters that had spinning circular "tubs" that zig-zagged down a track mostly consisting of tight U-turns.  Several of those rides were called Tickler, and the modern Coney Island ride carries on this tradition.

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