Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Twisted Cyclone Announced for Six Flags Over Georgia's 2018 Season

The Twisted Cyclone will blow its way into Six Flags Over Georgia, the theme park announced today.  A conversion (done by Rocky Mountain Construction) of the former wooden coaster, Georgia Cyclone, the new coaster will feature wood supports with a blue steel running track.  The new track will allow for a smoother ride experience along with plenty of wild twists and turns.

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Riders aboard Twisted Cyclone will climb to a maximum height of 96 feet, then plunge down at a steep 75 degree angle.  The trains, which are themed to a 1960's sports convertibles, will hit a maximum speed of 50 miles per hour.  One train will have bright red cars, and the other will have sleek black ones.

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After the steep first drop the train will enter a "reverse cobra roll," the first of its kind on a Rocky Mountain coaster.  Trains will roll to the left through an inversion, then continue turning 180 degrees, rolling over again as they dive back toward the ground.  The element can be seen in the concept art above, replacing what was a usual 180 degree level turn on the former ride.

The trains then encounter a highly banked fan turn as they cross beyond the first drop, and up into another turn around.  The next stretch features a 360 degree roll, followed by one more turn around and a couple hops up into the final brakes.

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This fact sheet for the Twisted Cyclone highlights the most important features of the ride, which will have a total track length of 2,340 feet (the Georgia Cyclone had 2,970 feet of wooden track).

“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.”

Ready for a point of view spin on the new Twisted Cyclone at Six Flags Over Georgia?  Check it out below!