Saturday, September 13, 2014

Six Flags New England Tops Off Wicked Cyclone

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Talk about a beauty shot!  The top of the lift and first drop have very quickly been added to the Wicked Cyclone at Six Flags New England.  Since announcing the ride a few weeks ago the theme park has been working - and fast - to get the new steel track installed.  The remaining supports from the original Cyclone's lift hill have been added to in order to create the ride's thrilling new profile.

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After heading up the 109 foot tall lift hill, the trains will plunge down a ten story drop at an amazing 78 degrees at a top speed of 55 miles per hour.  This photo shows just how steep that first drop appears now that it has been completed.

The rest of Wicked Cyclone will feature plenty of air-time, crazy banks, along with three inversions including the world's first 200 degree stall element.  When complete, the ride will contain 3,320 feet of steel track.

For more photos of the recently completed first drop, check out Six Flags New England's official Instagram account.