Sunday, April 17, 2005 6:56 PM
Out of curiosity, which Cy-Clone best recreates the sensations of the original? I have wondered this for a while, but which one comes closest to (or possibly outdoes) the Coney Island Cyclone?
Sunday, April 17, 2005 8:15 PM
I have heard that the Texas Cyclone at SFAW was one of the best recreations. But thats just something I heard. Don't quote me on that. :)
Sunday, April 17, 2005 8:21 PM
The Texas Cyclone is probably the closest, however, it's also taller than the original. Bill Cobb, the designer of the ride, actually looked at the Astroworld Cyclone's blueprints. (I think I read that in a book.) The Texas Cyclone originally had 4-bench trains, like the original.
However, Viper is also similar, because it has a feature that most of the Cy-Clones don't have, other than Texas Cyclone. Viper and Texas Cyclone both have unbanked turnarounds, like the original. However, both the Psyclone and the Georgia Cyclone both have banked turns. Laterals are a very important part of the Coney Island Cyclone and most Cy-Clones don't have the unbanked turnarounds. *** Edited 4/18/2005 12:21:58 AM UTC by coasterwiz***
Sunday, April 17, 2005 8:27 PM
Texas Cyclone is probably the best recreation, though I can't speak for the White Cyclone among others. coasterwiz described the situation well.
Sunday, April 17, 2005 9:15 PM
Texas Cyclone rocks! Sorry, I can't compare it to the original. We might take care of that situation this summer.