Georgia Cyclone

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Georgia Cyclone
Georgia Cyclone.jpg
Riders coasting down one of the Cyclone's hills
Six Flags Over Georgia
Coordinates 33°46′13″N 84°33′08″W / 33.77028°N 84.55222°W / 33.77028; -84.55222Coordinates: 33°46′13″N 84°33′08″W / 33.77028°N 84.55222°W / 33.77028; -84.55222
Status Operating
Opening date March 1990
General statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer Dinn Corporation
Designer Curtis D. Summers
Model Cyclone
Track layout Cyclone
Lift/launch system chain
Height 95 ft (29 m)
Drop 78.5 ft (23.9 m)
Length 2,970 ft (910 m)
Speed 50 mph (80 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 1:48
Max vertical angle 53°
Capacity 1200 riders per hour
Acceleration no launch
G-force 3.6
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Trains 2 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.
Flash Pass Available
Georgia Cyclone at RCDB
Pictures of Georgia Cyclone at RCDB

The Georgia Cyclone is a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia in Atlanta, Georgia. Opened in 1990, it is a mirror image of the legendary Coney Island Cyclone. Ten feet higher than the Cyclone, it stands at 95 feet (29 m) and has a track length of 2,970 feet (910 m) and a top speed of 50 miles per hour (80 km/h).

For years, the sign at the top of its lift hill said that the Georgia Cyclone was "The Most a Coaster can Beeeeeeee!" Now it simply says "Stay Seated."

For the 2012 season parts of the Cyclone track was covered with Rocky Mountain Construction Topper Track, which covered approximately 30 percent of the roller coaster for a better experience on the ride.[1]

Awards[edit]

Golden Ticket Awards: Top wood Roller Coasters
Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Ranking 12[2] 9[3] 13[4] 16[5] 14[6] 18[7] 20[8] 22 (tie)[9] 31[10] 43[11] 40 (tie)[12] 44[13] 47 (tie)[14] [15] [16] [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Something missing from the Georgia Cyclone at SFOG!". Photos. Six Flags Over Georgia. November 30, 2011. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Top 25 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today: 6B. August 1998. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Top 25 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today: 6B. August 1999. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Top 25 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. August 2000. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Top 25 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today: 6B. August 2001. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Top 25 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today: 6B. September 2002. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today: 10–11B. September 2003. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today: 14–15B. September 2004. Archived from the original on April 3, 2007. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today: 22–23B. September 2005. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today: 30–31B. September 2006. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today 11 (6.2): 42–43. September 2007. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today 12 (6.2): 42–43. September 2008. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today 13 (6.2): 38–39. September 2009. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today 14 (6.2): 38–39. September 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today 15 (6.2): 46–47. September 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today 16 (6.2): 46–47. September 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  17. ^ "2013 Top 50 wood Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today 17 (6.2): 40–41. September 2013. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 

Six Flags Over Georgia Web Site

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