Georgia Cyclone to Close on July 30
According to a tweet from the park, if you want to experience Six Flags Over Georgia’s Georgia Cyclone again or for the first time, you have just under two weeks to do so, as the coaster will be giving its last rides on July 30.
— Six Flags Over GA (@sfovergeorgia) July 17, 2017
The Georgia Cyclone originally opened in 1990, and was designed by legendary coaster designer Curtis D. Summers. It was built by the Dinn Corporation, and is a mirror image of the historic Coney Island Cyclone in New York.
“The gargantuan wooden coaster is based on the famous coaster with the same name at Coney Island,” according to Six Flags’ website. “This modern interpretation of that classic wooden roller coaster is a legendarily intense ride for a whole new generation. Except this Cyclone will be doing it Georgia-style.”
The closure will leave only five Dinn Corporation coasters still in operation: Predator at Darien Lake, Thunder Run at Kentucky Kingdom, Timber Wolf at Worlds of Fun, Wolverine Wildcat at Michigan’s Adventure, and Wild One at Six Flags America, which was not a Dinn original design, but a coaster where Dinn supervised the rebuild.
Rumors are pointing towards the Georgia Cyclone, like previous Dinn Coasters (Texas Giant and Mean Streak) before it, going under the Rocky Mountain Construction conversion knife, but the park has not announced anything specific about the coaster’s future as of this post.
Check out the off-ride footage of the coaster below!
We will update this post as more information becomes available.
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