Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Twisted Cyclone Testing at Six Flags Over Georgia Ahead of Grand Opening

We're getting close to the opening of Twisted Cyclone at Six Flags Over Georgia, one of five new Rocky Mountain Construction roller coasters to open in North America in 2018.  The theme park recently began testing of the coaster, seen above in a tweet from the park, and like most of the other RMC rides it's moving quick.

Twisted Cyclone is a conversion of the park's Georgia Cyclone wooden roller coaster, featuring all new steel track and a series of wild twists and inversions.  The new version of the coaster stands 100 feet tall and features three inversions along 2,400 feet of track.

Ohio Valley Coasters was at the park this past weekend and got some great footage of Twisted Cyclone testing.  Right from the top of the lift hill, where the trains plunge down at a very steep 75 degrees, the coaster's pacing does not let up.  If you watch the video you can see the trains hitting the final brakes with plenty of momentum left over, a good sign of how fast the coaster is running.

We will not have to wait much longer for Twisted Cyclone to open, as Six Flags Over Georgia has announced that it will premier on Memorial Day weekend, just a couple weeks from now!