Monday, May 25, 2015

Six Flags New England's Wicked Cyclone Already Breaking Into Top Ten Lists

Happy Memorial day to all, and our deepest thanks go out to all those who have served in this country's armed forces.  We have them to thank for the freedom we so often take for granted!

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To say that Six Flags New England's Wicked Cyclone is receiving rave reviews might be an understatement, if that's even possible.  The new Rocky Mountain Iron Horse conversion of the former wood coaster has taken the public by storm, literally if you pay attention to the ride's theming, and already being declared a top-ten ride by many.

The twisted coaster is flying through the course, giving some extreme air-time to those willing to take a spin.  Video from the ride's preview days, like this one, really show just how quick the trains make it through the course.

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The ride features three different inversions, including the first of its kind 200 degree stall and two heartline rolls.  I'm also quite pleased to see the finished theming product for Wicked Cyclone, it is much more comprehensive than I expected.  I think it's great to see Six Flags continuing to spend a little on additional theming on their bigger coaster projects.

For a look at that theming, along with some very impressive photography and thoughts on the new coaster, stop by SFNEOnline and read this story.  And finally - for what its worth - I was unsure of the gray support color but the finished product looks great!  The contrast is really nice.