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Georgia Cyclone
Six Flags over Georgia Unlimited

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THE OVERVIEW
 
The South's only twister coaster.

Patterned after the legedary Coney Island Cyclone, the Georgia Cyclone passengers are plunged through a twisted maze and speed out of high-banked turns at 50 mph. Rated the fourteenth best wooden coaster in the world by Amusement Today in 2002.

The Georgia Cyclone

RIDE DETAILS
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Track  Type  Year        Designer/Manufacturer
Wood  Twister   1990      Curtis D. Summers/The Dinn Corporation

RIDE STATISTICS

INTRODUCED...March 1990

HEIGHT...
95 feet

MAXIMUM DROP...78 feet 6 inches

LENGTH...2,970 feet

TOP SPEED...50 mph

INVERSIONS...0

RIDE DURATION...1:48

NUMBER OF TRAINS...2 trains

PASSENGERS PER TRAIN...24 passengers

CAPACITY...1,200 passengers per hour

HEIGHT RESTRICTION...Must be at least 48'' tall

COLORS...Red, white, and blue
 
RESTRAINTS...Two-person seat belt and indivual lap bar
 
LOCATION...British
 
TRAINS DESIGNED...Philidelphia Toboggan Company
 
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RIDE EXPERIENCE
 
ARRANGEMENT: 2 trains with 12 rows. 2 seats per row, with 24 passengers per train.
 
STRUCTURE: White wooden supports with red and blue trims
 
FEATURES: Said by many to be a 10 acre long ride, that is fitted on to only 3 acres--One of the first rides you'll notice when approaching the main entrance of Six Flags over Georgia 
 
HISTORY/NOTES: Patterned after the Coney Island Cyclone--Only wooden twister (single) found in the Southeast--Easily one of the best wooden twisters in the world--Manufacturer Charles Dinn's (1929-1992) daughter, Denise Dinn, operated her own wooden coaster company, CCI, until mid-2002. She now is the head for S&S Power's new wooden coaster divison.
 
AWARDS: Rated the 14th best wooden coaster in the world by renowned amusment park magzine Amusement Today

2002 Golden Ticket

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GEORGIA CYCLONE'S RATING (as of 7.18.02)
 
LOOK...6
 
THEME...2
 
LAYOUT...7.5
 
ELEMENTS...8
 
QUEUE LINE...3
 
RIDE...6.5
 
ROUGHNESS FACTOR...Yes
 
OVERALL...7
 
~THIS COASTER'S REVIEW IS COMING SOON~