Georgia Cyclone to become Twisted Cyclone in 2018
When Six Flags Over Georgia’s Georgia Cyclone coaster closed on July 30, there were several possibilities for what would be replacing the classic wooden coaster. Today, we know that answer, as Georgia Cyclone will be going under the Rocky Mountain Construction knife and emerging next year as Twisted Cyclone.
Like other RMC conversions, Twisted Cyclone will offer guests the best of both worlds—a classic wooden structure combined with a modern, steel track for multiple inversions and a smoother, more thrilling riding experience.
The coaster will feature a drop just shy of 100′ at 75 degrees, 10 airtime moments, and a top speed of 50 miles per hour. Among its 3 inversions will be a 360-degree zero G roll.
“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.”
Twisted Cyclone will be the seventh coaster in the Six Flags family to undergo a RMC conversion, joining:
- Iron Rattler (formerly Rattler) at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
- Joker (formerly Roar) at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
- Medusa Steel Coaster (formerly Medusa) at Six Flags Mexico
- New Texas Giant (formerly Texas Giant) at Six Flags Over Texas
- Twisted Colossus (formerly Colossus) at Six Flags Magic Mountain
- Wicked Cyclone (formerly Cyclone) at Six Flags New England
It joins Twisted Timbers at Kings Dominion and Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point as Rocky Mountain Construction conversion projects debuting in 2018.
Construction on Twisted Cyclone is underway and the ride is expected to debut in the spring of 2018.
For more information about Twisted Cyclone, be sure to visit Six Flags Over Georgia’s website!
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