May 23, 2018 – Six Flags Over Georgia opened Twisted Cyclone, the RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) I-Box track conversion of the former Georgia Cyclone wooden coaster. The steel hybrid coaster stands 100 feet (30m) tall with a 75° drop and features 3 inversions, 10 airtime hills as well as a huge wave turn, all while reaching speeds up to 50 mph (80 km/h).
Originally constructed by the Dinn Corporation, Georgia Cyclone opened on March 3, 1990 and in 2012 approximately 30 percent of the coaster’s track was replaced with RMC’s Topper Track to provide a smoother ride experience. Georgia Cyclone closed on July 30, 2017 to begin the conversion construction.
“Twisted Cyclone is an example of great innovation by Six Flags,” said park president Dale Kaetzel. “It’s a hybrid coaster where wood meets steel, thunder meets lightning, and the action doesn’t stop from beginning to end.”
Twisted Cyclone is RMC’s 10th I-Box track conversion coaster and the seventh for a Six Flags park, with two others currently under construction at Walibi Holland and Nagashima Spa Land in Japan.
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