Thursday, August 28, 2014

Six Flags New England's Wicked Cyclone Opening in 2015

The 2015 Six Flags capital announcements have taken place, and the brand new Wicked Cyclone at Six Flags New England looks to be one of the chain's strongest additions for next year.

The park has announced the Rocky Mountain transformation of Cyclone, creating a new ride experience that "will offer the ultimate in thrills and adrenaline combining the extreme characteristics of both steel and wood to build the first hybrid roller coaster to hit the East Coast."

Gone will be the coaster's wooden track, replaced with new steel running rails that will provide a totally smooth experience.  Six Flags New England is also touting that Wicked Cyclone will have more air-time than another other ride in New England.

Riders will encounter a 109 foot lift hill, 3,320 feet of track and speeds of up to 55 miles per hour on Wicked Cyclone.  The twisted layout will include the first ever 200 degree stall element and two zero-g rolls.  Another new element, a Double Reversing Bank Airtime Hill will be the first of its kind and debut on Wicked Cyclone.

Six Flags New England has released this video of the new coaster, showing off much of the ride's elements.  Also of note is the ride's 78 degree first drop, which should provide some amazing air-time if you sit toward the back of the train!

The Wicked Cyclone's layout is quite compact, giving riders no chance to catch their breath during the experience.  One element after another, this will be one exciting ride - I can't wait to see how it turns out!