The wooden classic Georgia Cyclone® — the South’s only “twister coaster” — is a mirror image of the legendary Coney Island Cyclone. A full 22 years since its debut, Georgia Cyclone continues to garner rave reviews from seasoned coaster enthusiasts and newcomers alike.
Bringing the north to the south
For its 1990 season, Six Flags Over Georgia wanted to bring guests a new and updated version of the world-renowned “Coney Island Cyclone,” introduced in 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. The Dinn Corporation, a company best known for building and rebuilding wooden roller coasters, was selected to custom-craft the new addition.
Taller, faster, longer
The new coaster, Georgia Cyclone, opened at Six Flags Over Georgia in March 1990. Taller, faster, and longer than its New York counterpart, it rises 10 feet above the original with a 95-foot lift hill and reaches speeds of 50 mph. Its twisted 2,970 feet of blue-and-white wooden track length exceeds the New York version by 330 feet. The ride features an eight-story initial plunge, several camelback humps, and plenty of airtime.
Classic looks on a twisted track
Georgia Cyclone revives the look of the classic wooden coaster common on many coasters built in the early 20th century. Stepping on board is like taking a journey back in time. The coaster is praised for its tightly twisted track layout, intense sensations, and steep drops that pack a punch.
New track for 2012
For the 2012 season, parts of the Georgia Cyclone track have been covered with Rocky Mountain Construction Topper Track, Innovative steel track for wooden coasters. The new track is similar to the track installed on the New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas in 2011, delivering a smoother, enhanced ride experience.