New Roller Coasters for 2018

Twisted Cylcone Coming to Six Flags Over Georgia

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.
Twisted Cyclone - Six Flags Over Georgia - 2018 Roller Coaster
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.

This follows a trend by Six Flags as we’ve seen similar transformations in rides like Wicked Cyclone in New England and Iron Rattler in Texas.
Twisted Cyclone - Six Flags Over Georgia - 2018 Roller Coaster 3

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.
Twisted Cyclone - Six Flags Over Georgia - 2018 Roller Coaster 2

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.

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  1. I may be one of a few to predict the “Twisted Cyclone” name. I like the blue track… hopefully it’ll have a blue train, as well as a red train. I do notice it being a bit shorter than the previous Georgia Cyclone… could see it containing a helix element before the brake-run, going back into the station. It looks good, and hopefully it packs a punch. Like that cobra-roll style element (not sure what it’ll be called, or if it’ll be called a reverse cobra-roll). It’ll be interesting to see more wood coasters getting I-Box re-track… I see Roar (Six Flags America) and Le Monstre (La Ronde) getting this makeover for sure… The Boss (Six Flags St. Louis) would look good too, assuming SFSL and RMC get around to it eventually. I could see Hurler (Carowinds) getting it as well. There’s been speculation about Gwazi (Busch Gardens Tampa) getting I-Box, but I would say that the jury’s still out on that one. Predator (Darien Lake) would be a good I-Box re-track candidate too.

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  2. Eric, the reason Twisted Cyclone seems shorter is because it is shorter! The 3rd lap from Georgia Cyclone was omitted from the Twisted Cyclone video. There’s been a LOT of speculation about this ride but I’m hoping ALL the complaints will “encourage” Six Flags not to remove the 3rd lap from the finished ride. A fellow coaster lover sent me a video of Alan Schilke who designs the RMCs and he said he’s ALWAYS making last minute changes to rides so I’m hoping that will happen with Twisted Cyclone! You gotta peep this Planet Coaster video rendering of Twisted Cyclone with the 3rd lap from Georgia Cyclone. It’s AWESOME!!!

    https://youtu.be/F2oyiN2geI4

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