Six Flags New England announces Wicked Cyclone

Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:28 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Thrill Capital of New England will be opening a new state-of-the-art roller coaster that integrates the latest in ride technology and innovation in 2015, Wicked Cyclone.

Wicked Cyclone will offer the ultimate in thrills and adrenaline combining the extreme characteristics of both steel and wood to build the first hybrid roller coaster to hit the East Coast.

The highly anticipated Wicked Cyclone, will be storming into Six Flags New England, summer 2015 and will be a “must ride” for the ultimate thrill seekers. Guests will travel from around the globe to visit as they experience this world class attraction.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:17 AM
sirloindude's avatar

This is far and away the most appealing of any of the Six Flags announcements for this year. I actually rather enjoyed the original, but this just looks insane. Shut up and take my money!!!


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Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:24 PM
janfrederick's avatar

RMC all the way! It is so cool to see this small company that got its start over at Silverwood, which has its own incredible story, significantly change what is possible with coasters.


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Thursday, August 28, 2014 4:55 PM

I saw the early plans for this last year and i was told they were planning more changes to the coaster. I must say they did a great job with it and im impressed with the end result.


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Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:19 PM

First retrofit that actually impresses me, It only loses 300ft of track and eliminates some dead spots while adding a couple neat elements.

Glad I got to ride the Riverside Cyclone but this one Isn't a total hack up and remove a ton of stuff

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:30 PM

On a mostly unrelated note, I'm still holding hope that the rumors are true and RMC will transform The Predator at Darien Lake into Lake Monster...


But then again, what do I know?

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:58 PM
rollergator's avatar

Best name of the crop!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:39 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

It's obvious Chuck has yet to ride an RMC...


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Friday, August 29, 2014 9:49 AM

I can't wait for media day to ride this


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Friday, August 29, 2014 11:19 AM

I didn't say the other retrofits weren't good coasters. I said this Is the first that impresses me. I guess I could say Rattler was a good one as well.

Texas Giant an Riverside Cyclone were great rides as they were when running properly. NTG removed over a minute of ride time. Twisted Collosus removes 3000 ft of track.

Just saying this is the most impressive makeover in keeping the ride long and improving dead spots on the old one.

YMMV,

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Friday, August 29, 2014 11:59 AM
sirloindude's avatar

I really liked the Texas Giant on my first ride on it in 2004. My last ride on it in 2008 was horrendous. What NTG did to it was nothing short of exceptional.

I will say that this revamped Cyclone is the most exciting retrofit to me probably since NTG. This ride just looks exceptional.


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Friday, August 29, 2014 12:17 PM
rollergator's avatar

Rattler, like Colossus, was a terrible ride.

Riverside Cyclone and Texas Giant were good and GREAT rides respectively, IMO. I'd rather SF do the RMCing to the worst of the woodies...and most seem to agree that (O)TG and Cyclone were good candidates for the remake/remodel (any Roxy Music fans?).

Peronsally, I'd like to see fewer inversions on the RMC'd rides...but it beats taering them down by a wide, wide margin.


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Friday, August 29, 2014 12:22 PM
sirloindude's avatar

I agree on the barrel rolls, but I love the inverted hang time hills. It's such a clever concept.

I wish I had ridden the Cyclone a bit more, though. I don't remember the old one too well. I know I enjoyed it, but I just didn't ride it enough to engrain it in my memory. Given that I generally missed it because I was riding SROS/Bizarro, though, I don't have much in the way of regret. ;)

Ditto Texas Giant. Titan and B-TR were my go-tos at SFOT.


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Friday, August 29, 2014 1:39 PM
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Texas Giant is the best steel coaster I've been on. It's not too short and the ride was amazing.


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Friday, August 29, 2014 1:51 PM

Ha! Gator, remind me to tell you of the time I saw RM in the 70's...

And to carry on in that tone, could we bestow Pinfari with 'In Every Dreamhome A Heartache?' ;)

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Friday, August 29, 2014 2:15 PM

Charles Nungester said:

NTG removed over a minute of ride time.

And like others have suggested, they did so by speeding up the lift and cutting out the slow, lumbering second half of the double helix around the lift and that in turn sped up the last 1/3 of the ride. Even when the old version was running at its peak, that was a pretty dull part of the ride.


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Saturday, September 13, 2014 8:54 AM

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B1H0BuDWqQ0
The park released this pov of the ride :)

Last edited by gamerguy, Saturday, September 13, 2014 8:55 AM

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:44 AM
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That ride looks absolutely fantastic.


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Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:45 AM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

Wow. They definitely make use of every foot of track! Looks awesome!

~Rob

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 1:19 PM

It does look awesome and i don't know if im more excited for this or for their attraction coming in 2016!


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