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Park News - (5/16/18) In an update regarding the train fire at Six Flags over Georgia, the local news reports that one of the two injured employees is still hospitalized, while the other was treated and released. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for sure, and while the nature of the injuries is not detailed, they do say that a full recovery is expected, and that the injury was not due to smoke or burns. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire, and for now the train remains closed.
(5/15/18) I'm not quite sure what happened, but a fire broke out on the train ride at Six Flags over Georgia over the weekend, which sent two employees to the hospital. The good news is that there were no guests on the train at the time of the incident on Saturday evening.
(2/14/18) Big news for Six Flags over Georgia came out over the weekend as some of the park's lands are getting new names and an exciting new thrill will be added for a limited time. Lets get to the good stuff... for a limited time (they wont say how long) the Great American Scream Machine wooden coaster will run with the trains turned around BACKWARDS when the park opens for the 2018 season on March 10. Insiders tell us that they will be using the old Georgia Cyclone trains for this purpose, making it easy to switch over to the forward running regular trains when they decide to end the backwards option.
As mentioned above, the area of the park around the new Twisted Cyclone will no longer be labeled as the "British" section of the park, and will now become The Coastal section. Over by Monster Mansion, the former "French" section of the park will be renamed as "Piedmont". .
2018 - Twisted Cyclone - (5/24/18) Six Flags over Georgia was kind enough to invite Screamscape out to take a test run on their new Twisted Cyclone coaster, the RMC transformation of the park's old Georgia Cyclone wooden coaster into a new sleek hybrid creation. Always ready to take on the park's latest thrills, we sent out local man Steven out to take on the new creation and report back:
Twisted Cyclone is exactly what Six Flags Over Georgia needed to add to their coaster collection: a mid-sized, family-friendly, but still plenty intense RMC hybrid! This coaster packs a punch in an extremely small layout with a 100ft tall drop at 75 degrees, 3 inversions, a killer perpendicular banked turn, and 10 moments of pure airtime awesomeness. If you've ridden this ride in its prior form, you will certainly appreciate what the park has done in this RMC conversion!
The pacing of the ride is perfect, as are the transitions between elements. And in true RMC fashion, the ride is smooth as glass. If you want to watch my honest reaction, please check out the reverse POV because I am not exaggerating in my response to the airtime moments - they are ejector level at times. The key element of this ride, for me, is the 90 degree banked perpendicular turn in which you can even get some airtime!
As a local to the park, I am beyond thrilled to have a great coaster added to the lineup, and equally excited with the touch-ups that have been made to the buildings adjacent to Twisted Cyclone.
Twisted Cyclone opens to the public on Saturday, May 26th at Six Flags over Georgia.
(4/6/18) A reader dropped by Six Flags over Georgia and send in some brand new construction pictures of Twisted Cyclone. Looking pretty good so far!
(3/12/18) A reader sent in a few new pictures showing off the progress on Twisted Cyclone as of this week, as shot by "mark aka coasterdad". Check them out.
(12/11/17) A video showing off the backstage tour of the Twisted Cyclone construction site was posted this weekend. Check it out below. Also of note, included in the video is a team member confirming for the first time that the total track length of Twisted Cyclone will actually be 2,600 feet in length, so an extra 300 feet of length has been added to the layout somewhere, but they aren't saying where or how just yet. Look for Twisted Cyclone to open for Memorial Day Weekend.
(8/31/17) Six Flags over Georgia has confirmed that they will be adding a new hybrid roller coaster called Twisted Cyclone for the 2018 season, built by Rocky Mountain Construction from the park's former Georgia Cyclone coaster. The new creation will feature a 75º first drop from nearly 100 feet into a jaw-dropping reverse cobra roll sending riders perpendicular to the ground. Along the 2,400 feet of track will be three inversions, 10 air-time moments at a top speed of 50mph. Riders will be seated in custom made new trains built to resemble a classic 1960's era sports convertible. Check out the animation below to get a good idea about what to expect when Twisted Cyclone opens sometime in Spring 2018.