Extreme roller-coaster opens in Massachusetts

Wicked Cyclone gonna whip you round & mess you up!

Six Flags New England in south central Massachusetts will be opening its latest ride to the public this weekend – the Wicked Cyclone.

The first hybrid* coaster to hit the East Coast, with more airtime than any coaster on the East Coast, offering “the ultimate in thrills and adrenaline by combining the extreme characteristics of both steel and wood.”

CGI design render of Wicked Cyclone coaster at Six Flags New EnglandRegardless of what it’s made of, the stats are impressive…

  • The 24 passenger trains ride for 97 seconds on 3,320 feet of steel track, climbing 109 feet high (10 stories) and reaching speeds of up to 55 mph
  • The first coaster of its kind to have two Zero G Rolls
  • The world’s only Double Reversing Bank Airtime Hill
  • 24 different ride elements including a 78- Degree vertical drop and 14 airtime hills

If it’s hard to visualise what the experience is like, there’s help…

For those not in North America, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.

* a hybrid coaster has metal rails/wooden frame or, theoretically, visa versa (apparently there are only 5 hybrid coasters on the planet. Don’t know why that’s important!)


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