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If we're to believe enthusiast speculation, RMC has about 18 projects on tap for 2018. Not saying Wicked Cyclone south can't happen, but I'll believe when they actually make an announcement.

Pretty much. Although both Cyclones had totally different layouts, I won't believe anything yet until some sort of announcement is made. It's definitely something that bears watching, but now its too early to believe anything. They could just be preparing to tear down completely and build an S&S freespin in its place

 

But anyways, I may visit the park this coming Tuesday to try out the new Justice League ride. I'll see if the markers around Cyclone are indeed legit.

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Not gonna lie. I'm still a fan of Georgia Cyclone. Sure I do have to ride it defensively to enjoy it, but that ride still has some great moments of airtime, both front and back. However, it looks so bad right now. Paint peeling everywhere, and the track has some splintered wood in a few places. I certainly wouldn't mind it getting the I-Box treatment, but I would definitely get back to the park and ride it a ton if they announce that it's closing.

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Not gonna lie. I'm still a fan of Georgia Cyclone. Sure I do have to ride it defensively to enjoy it, but that ride still has some great moments of airtime, both front and back. However, it looks so bad right now. Paint peeling everywhere, and the track has some splintered wood in a few places. I certainly wouldn't mind it getting the I-Box treatment, but I would definitely get back to the park and ride it a ton if they announce that it's closing.

 

I actually think the splintered wood and peeling paint fit Cyclone perfectly. As much as an I-Box Cyclone would probably kick ass, I wish they would just build a custom one from the ground up, and leave Cyclone and Scream Machine as is.

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This would not be the first 'Cyclone' model in the SF chain to get the RMC treatment. SF New England had a Cyclone and it was transformed into "Wicked Cyclone" for the 2015 season.

 

So because another ride that happens to have the same name was RMC'd that somehow means this ride has a better chance of being RMC'd? What?

 

Uh...no. This ride would be a candidate for an RMC transformation, but not for the naming reason you cite. It is not uncommon though for the chain to physically repeat something in a second park. SF does like cloning ideas - if it has worked once before.... Rumors are in the air of a possible RMC on SF America's "Roar" wooden coaster. The chain did this once already, transforming the almost identical "Roar" at SF Discovery Kingdom into "The Joker". This may or may not happen, but rumors run rampant.

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I absolutely love Georgia Cyclone and would rather see it topper tracked than reprofiled, but I have talked to people in upper management (I won't say who) and while I have absolutely no confirmation or way of proving it, I was told that basically everyone hates Cyclone and that there is a plan to do something about that. I'd say 2018 is a likely year but it could be later.

 

I love the ride and don't want to see it go but between the tone set by higher up employees and the state of the ride, I won't be surprised if it gets reprofiled. It hasn't had major track work in years, is in desperate need for a repaint, the queue and station are a mess, ops are beyond terrible, it is down to one train frequently, and it seems like just about every mechanical device from the brakes to the tire to the air gates are wearing down. The writing is on the wall in my opinion.

 

I still hope it stays and the park gets something like a fully custom RMC but that's wishful thinking.

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I absolutely love Georgia Cyclone and would rather see it topper tracked than reprofiled

 

I was gonna say that if RMC reprofiles Cyclone, I would prefer them to more or less keep the layout the same, but make the lift a little taller and the hills a little sharper. I could see a couple of barrel rolls, but Cyclone's layout is so good and so compact that it almost seems like RMC wouldn't want to change a whole lot.

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Uh...no. This ride would be a candidate for an RMC transformation, but not for the naming reason you cite. It is not uncommon though for the chain to physically repeat something in a second park.

 

You cited it, and what? Georgia Cyclone and Riverside Cyclone are / were nothing alike. Any wood coaster could technically be converted into an RMC but the name (which you brought up) is not a deciding factor and the Riverside Cyclone was not a "cyclone model", it was a (typical) Bill Cobb clusterf*ck.

 

Rumors are in the air of a possible RMC on SF America's "Roar" wooden coaster.

 

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I thought that Georgia Cyclone was supposed to be one of the better Cyclone interpretations (the others being the late Aska and Texas Cyclone).

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^It is a very good coaster. Fast paced, intense, and lots of ejector airtime throughout the course. Only down side is that it is pretty rough. The first two drops are topper tracked and wonderful, the next section has been retracked with wood not too long ago, and the rest is still pretty rough. Lots of shuffling in the turns too. It's all worth it for the insane airtime though.

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Uh...no. This ride would be a candidate for an RMC transformation, but not for the naming reason you cite. It is not uncommon though for the chain to physically repeat something in a second park.

 

You cited it, and what? Georgia Cyclone and Riverside Cyclone are / were nothing alike. Any wood coaster could technically be converted into an RMC but the name (which you brought up) is not a deciding factor and the Riverside Cyclone was not a "cyclone model", it was a (typical) Bill Cobb clusterf*ck.

 

Rumors are in the air of a possible RMC on SF America's "Roar" wooden coaster.

 

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Wits notwithstanding, I was referring to the Cyclone at SF New England, which became wicked cyclone, NOT Riverside. Ours has a different layout than SFNE had and may or may not get the RMC treatment. But when rumors and survey markings start showing up, we are going to talk about it. Same is true for SF America. You can laugh about a rumor all you want (it is not my conjecture after all) but constructive posts are far more meaningful (but OK less entertaining) than ^^ this ^^.

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We went yesterday for the first time this year. Overall a great experience. Park was empty. Ops were very good all-around, but then its hard to really judge on a light day. Many rides were walk-on, or close to it. Foodservice was fast but characteristically unhappy and borderline-rude. We got food though, and it didn't take forever, so I call that a win. Weather was great. Overall a fantastic day at Six Flags.

 

The new Metropolis section is beautiful, a much needed facelift to that part of the park. And the JL:BFM building looks great.

 

Yesterday was our first time on one, and it was a lot of fun. The kids loved it. Unfortunately it was having some sort of minor technical difficulties all afternoon. We were turned away earlier in the day since it was down, but when we came back by it was running. There wasn't much of a line, it wasn't even outside the building, but even still we waited almost an hour due to small down-time delays occurring regularly. We stuck it out though and got to ride, and, best I could tell, it worked flawlessly while we were on it. I can see us riding that one often, especially with the kids, I just hope they get the new-ride gremlins worked out soon.

 

Overall, a great day at the park. Hope to find time one day next week to get back.

 

PS: When (and why) did they adjust the height limitations on the Superman Drop Tower? I rode it when it first opened, but yesterday I was turned away as being too tall. Sure enough, the signage now says 54" max height. This is now a very limited ride, only allowing riders between 42-54". Both my 11yr and 13yr old are too tall for it now, even though they rode last year. My 7-yr old had worked up the nerve to try that one this year and none of us were allowed to ride with her yesterday. She rode it anyway, and enjoyed it some, but was very nervous. I think she would've enjoyed it more had she not been alone on it.

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Wits notwithstanding, I was referring to the Cyclone at SF New England, which became wicked cyclone, NOT Riverside

 

Six Flags New England was formerly Riverside Amusement Park, so Cyclone was always referred to as the Riverside Cyclone. Even RCDB refers to it this way in the description. Sorry, I forgot that if you weren't semi local enough to have been subjected to hundreds of "New England Riverside" commercials (with that annoyingly catchy jingle) you'd probably never know that since it was never technically part of the ride's name.

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I have my doubts about Georgia Cyclone getting the RMC treatment, at least for 2018. Hear me out:

 

I think it would be an excellent decision by SFOG (believe me, it needs it), but I feel as if construction should have started by now, plus RMC seems pretty tied to two other conversions (including one that is partially a ground up coaster) plus the raptor(s) that are planned to be built. Also, Six Flags seems to be pretty close to S&S right now, leading me to believe that some of their concepts that they've displayed over the past couple of years will go into effect in the chain first and foremost.

 

My prediction is that Over Georgia will get some sort of S&S launch coaster for 2018 (it fills a need and follows Six Flags' trends). However this doesn't mean that Georgia Cyclone won't get love at some point.

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I have my doubts about Georgia Cyclone getting the RMC treatment, at least for 2018. Hear me out:

 

I think it would be an excellent decision by SFOG (believe me, it needs it), but I feel as if construction should have started by now, plus RMC seems pretty tied to two other conversions (including one that is partially a ground up coaster) plus the raptor(s) that are planned to be built. Also, Six Flags seems to be pretty close to S&S right now, leading me to believe that some of their concepts that they've displayed over the past couple of years will go into effect in the chain first and foremost.

 

My prediction is that Over Georgia will get some sort of S&S launch coaster for 2018 (it fills a need and follows Six Flags' trends). However this doesn't mean that Georgia Cyclone won't get love at some point.

In my opinion, it's hard to say. There are markings on the footers of GA Cyclone but that may not mean anything's really gonna happen. One other theory I have is Six Flags tearing the whole coaster down and building an S&S freespin in its spot. The plot of land would be great for a more compact coaster like those freespins. If that happens (regardless of where one may be built in the park or when) then I can see them using a name other than the Joker since two other Joker-themed rides already exist in the park.

 

Honestly, its really hard to say since this is all just speculation. I would rather have them keep GA Cyclone and at least refurbish it or have RMC come in and perform their magic rather than having the park tear it down completely.

 

My trip to the park got cancelled last Tuesday due to the rain so we're gonna attempt another trip this coming Tuesday. Can't wait to try out the JL:BFM.

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I thought the Georgia Cyclone was really good as is when I rode it last year. The steep drops all gave fantastic air in the back. It was an aggressive ride but I didn't find it too rough.

 

I'd prefer for a ground-up RMC but I can't deny the fact that a Cyclone makeover would result in a better overall ride.

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Definitely green/teal markers on the footers.

 

RMC hasn't used those color markers in the past. Second, RMC is working with CF and there are claims the deal excludes SF builds. It was rumored when SF went on a run of RMC's they put in terms to exclude CF projects in that period so they coud reap the benefits of the innovative new RMC conversions exclusively over their big chain competitor

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Yeah I don't dislike the cyclone either. Yeah it's pretty rough, but sometimes I like it rough. Wild coasters are fun, and that thing is wild.

 

That said, I think it's probably lost a lot of it's appeal for the masses, which is Six Flags bread n butter. So yeah, I'd like to see them put some money into it but I hope it's not too tame.

 

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^^That was just a rumour though. Many, many times has it been said that Six Flags had exclusive rights to RMC's, I believe this did not turn out to be true at all, and it's likely what you said there isn't either. There's no reason why Cedar Fair would now have some rights stopping Six Flags specifically building RMC's

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Went to the park last night, and checked out what everyone is talking about with Cyclone. First off the ride seems to be running excellent! Better than it has in a while. The magic seat for me is row 11. Indeed there are green dots on every footer. There are also things spray painted on the ground, #'s and X's.

 

Personally I would hate to see anything happen to Cyclone as I'm a huge fan. A complete teardown would be devastating! I could deal with all this a little better if it was an RMC conversion.

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^ How were the crowds last night? I'm heading there today and will spend most of the afternoon there. The plan is to arrive by opening.

 

As far as Cyclone, something in my mind is still saying that it's gonna be torn down for an S&S Freespin. That piece of land is a great spot for one as its pretty narrow. Personally I would prefer one to be installed somewhere else in the park. Having Georgia Cyclone torn down would indeed be devastating, just as you said. While I'm hopeful for an RMC treatment, I would rather the coaster receive some major TLC. Any of those two will be better than a total teardown, though.

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