Six Flags Over Georgia just announced Twisted Cyclone, a new roller coaster for 2018. The new attraction will replace the park’s wooden roller coaster, Georgia Cyclone. Rather than a full demolition or removal of the Georgia Cyclone, Six Flags will be using much of the current ride’s structure, but will incorporate exciting new elements thanks to Twisted Cyclone’s steel rails.
In 2018, Six Flags Over Georgia fans will meet quite a different experience than the Cyclone they’re use to. Twisted Cyclone will thrill riders with a steep 75-degree drop, a reverse cobra roll including two loops, another loop (a 360-degree roll) and 10 airtime moments. To learn more about the previous version of this ride visit RCDB’s Georgia Cyclone page.
My Take – Another Welcomed Steel Rebirth
After announcing earlier this summer that wooden coaster Georgia Cyclone would go away forever, I had a suspicion that this could mean it would only be “going away” in its current form. Only to be reborn as a hybrid Rocky Mountain Construction roller coaster like we’ve seen many times over the past five years. Like other transformations, the general footprint of the ride looks about the same, but the elements will be all-new.
I really like how they’ve incorporated two inversions in the cobra roll. It’s neat to see how a clone of the legendary Coney Island Cyclone could be transformed into a steel looper. And personally, since I live in North Carolina, I’m excited to have two Rocky Mountain Construction roller coasters within 5 hours from me. The other being the recently announced Twisted Timbers at Kings Dominion.
Here’s an animated POV and off-ride video previewing what we can expect from Twisted Cyclone:
What’s Your Take?
How do you think Twisted Cyclone looks? Will you miss Georgia Cyclone? Leave a comment below.
Also, read about the other new roller coasters coming next year at our 2018 Roller Coasters Hub.