The former Georgia Cyclone at Six Flags Over Georgia is getting the Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) Iron Horse treatment for 2018, Twisted Cyclone. Closed at the end of July of 2017, the Georgia Cyclone wooden roller coaster gets new life thanks to the innovation from the team at RMC. Designed by RMC’s Alan Schilke, Twisted Cyclone will bring together the amazing thrills of wood roller coasters with the smoothness and re-rideability of steel roller coasters. This hybrid roller coaster will use much of the former Georgia Cyclone’s wooden structure to create exciting new memories for park guests. In addition, the new coaster’s 1960’s theme should fit nicely in that section of the park.
Twisted Cyclone By The Numbers
Standing 96 feet tall, Twisted Cyclone will drop, twist, and turn riders at speeds of approximately 50 miles per hour throughout its 2,340 feet of track. This hybrid coaster will flip coaster enthusiasts upside down three times and give them ten moments of airtime throughout the entire ride. This thrill machine will be smoother and more intense than ever before. Riders will especially enjoy the thrilling element after the 75-degree first drop, Twisted Cyclone’s reverse cobra roll, and the weightlessness experienced in its 360-degree zero-gravity roll. Furthermore, the ride and coaster trains will definitely be quite the sight to see.
“Six Flags was the first in the industry to introduce this hybrid technology and Twisted Cyclone is a shining example of Six Flags innovation at its very best. Year after year, our park keeps delivering unique thrills for all ages and this state-of-the-art hybrid coaster is an absolute game-changer,” said Park President Dale Kaetzel. “Our guests are going to be blown away by the unbelievable features of this coaster.”
Six Flags Twists Things Up
Adding to a line of recent new attractions at the park, Twisted Cyclone will bring a new generation of exciting thrills. The hybrid coaster will add to Six Flags Over Georgia’s diverse coaster collection, creating one of the best coaster collections within all of Six Flags. While its 50th anniversary operating season has been fun-filled, Six Flags looks to step up its offering even more in 2018 with Twisted Cyclone! Be sure to check back for additional updates and details right here at Coaster Addict!
[Feature image courtesy of Six Flags Over Georgia.]