RIP Georgia Cyclone...

Monday, July 17, 2017 8:43 AM

Can't help but think "Iron Cyclone" will be opening in 2019...

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Monday, July 17, 2017 9:14 AM

Let the 2018/2019 arguments commence!

I vote 2018.

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Monday, July 17, 2017 10:00 AM

Someone on Facebook called it "Wicked Cyclone II". I'm going with "Kick Y'alls Ass Cyclone, Y'all."

It will be interesting to see how RMC treats and transforms one of the original Cyclone clones. I remember really terrifying rides on that coaster, not due to roughness or age, but because it was a really great ride. On my last visit, not so much.

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Monday, July 17, 2017 10:17 AM

I really can't see this being for 2018. RMC seems to have their hands full between Mean Streak, Hurler, and whatever they're doing with that Raptor track. Considering how early they started construction at Cedar Point and Kings Dominion, and that SFOG opens in early March, I don't see any scenario where this is for 2018.

I'm booking my flight for March 2019! :)

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Monday, July 17, 2017 10:38 AM

This is Six Flags we're talking about. Have they ever opened a new ride before Memorial Day at a seasonal park? I don't think you can rule out 2018.

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Monday, July 17, 2017 11:04 AM

RMC has stated they are working on 7 attractions for 2018, so I can easily see this being 2018.

Mean Streak
Hurler
This
1 Raptor
The one in Japan they said they just shipped
2 free spins

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Monday, July 17, 2017 11:08 AM

Go Intamin said:

2 free spins..

"You want a spin pal, you're gonna pay for it!!'

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Monday, July 17, 2017 12:40 PM

I wasn't aware that RMC was doing seven projects for 2018. I was thinking that most of their resources would be used on the projects that we have already seen construction for. If they are working on seven rides, then 2018 would make a lot more sense, especially with the mild Georgia winters that they have to work with.

I looked up the closing dates for previous wooden coasters at Six Flags parks because I was thinking that this was a little bit late. It actually looks like this is earlier than they have closed in the past.

  • Rattler: August 5
  • Medusa: August 18
  • Colossus: August 16
  • Cyclone: July 20
  • Roar: August 16

All of those opened the following year close to Memorial Day weekend. If RMC says they can handle it, I guess there's no reason to believe that this one can't open sometime in 2018.

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Monday, July 17, 2017 1:16 PM

I've been of that opinion, since I gave up on the mean streak '17 idea, that they were doing it that way so that they have lead time on other projects. The limiting factor is track production and on site engineering staff. If they work that out, no reason they can't do seven imo.

Rumors are still swirling like crazy around Kennywood

Last edited by TheAcrophobicEnthusiast, Monday, July 17, 2017 1:17 PM
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Monday, July 17, 2017 2:00 PM

RMC fabricates the track in the order it is being installed so they don't have to make all the track at once for smaller coasters such as this one. With all the structure they have to cut down it gives them time to get a head start on the track. This is definitely going to be opening memorial weekend of 2018 if not sooner. I haven't heard anything new on kennywoods RMC except they are still waiting for permits.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 6:56 PM

Go Intamin said:
2 free spins

Big money, no whammies!

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:30 PM

Very sorry to see my favorite of the Cy-clones go, but I do look forward to seeing it Rocky Mountain'd.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 4:31 PM

I think this is interesting just because I've always wondered what Coney Island Cyclone would look like RMCd, but didn't ever want to to actually happen, so this is the closest we'll probably see.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 5:13 PM

I enjoyed my last rides on the GA Cyclone, however if I recall correctly they were just after the installation of the RMC topper track. This was like 4 years ago. Has it gotten substantially worse since then or is ridership just gone down?

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 6:15 PM

To the best of my knowledge/recollection, there was a plan to put Topper Track on in three installments. The first third of the ride was done, then AFAIK the refurb was suspended - def. a rougher ride once you get past the trackwork that *was* done.

I'll miss what the ride was, but I'm still looking forward to what it will be...

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