Williams Grove Cyclone

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 8:18 PM
rollergator's avatar

I think Cyclone is in the same category as Clementon's old Jackrabbit - one season offline means the ride would need to meet the same requirements as "new construction" - and I seriously doubt any ride insector would sign off on a coaster that really *needed* that tree for stabilization of the turnaround. The far turnaround, and everything after it (including the accidental trick-track) seems extremely unlikely to pass any real scrutiny...

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 9:16 PM

I came within a whisker of that credit a few years ago (and would have, if my whirlwind nine-day ON/NY/PA trip hadn't been running behind). The next season, the park was done.


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 10:34 PM

rollergator said:
I think Cyclone is in the same category as Clementon's old Jackrabbit - one season offline means the ride would need to meet the same requirements as "new construction" - and I seriously doubt any ride insector would sign off on a coaster that really *needed* that tree for stabilization of the turnaround. The far turnaround, and everything after it (including the accidental trick-track) seems extremely unlikely to pass any real scrutiny...

Tree = charm, even when holding up the ride structure. The second best part of the ride (after the accidental trick-track) is that after you go through the rickety first half of the coaster, the second half travels directly beneath it.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 11:04 PM
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The WG Cyclone was definitely one of those rides that was scary for all the wrong reasons.

Plus, Williams Grove had world-class theme elements throughout.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Tuesday, September 6, 2011 11:05 PM
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 12:08 AM

I made it to Williams Grove twice before the Cyclone closed. Like Gonch said, it was scary for all the wrong reasons, yet I still loved it. I even just featured it in a "Gone but not forgotten" edition of "The Daily Rollercoaster" over on G+.


--Greg
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 12:08 AM

It seems like that themed element has about as much movement at the Yeti on Expedition Everest, and a stiff breeze might give it the edge in the animation department.


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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 4:13 AM
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GregLeg said:
I even just featured it in a "Gone but not forgotten" edition of "The Daily Rollercoaster" over on G+.

Where can I find that, Greg?


Billy
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 10:17 AM

"You've got your wooden coasters and your steel coasters. You've got your tall coasters and your fast coasters. Coasters that twist and coasters that loop but for sheer terror nothing beats the Williams Grove Cyclone!" - How a friend once described this ride.

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