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So went to this morning for some "coaster therapy". While waiting for, what used to be the "rope drop", I checked Georgia Cyclone to see if there was any progress. Anything we could use to say "Yep it's RMC". Well that was a big fat negative. Saw some park maintenance employees working on removing the lower track wheels from the "Twix" branded train in the shed. It appeared that the other original Georgia Cyclone train had been removed already. Another worker was working in the station sounded like they were removing rather large lag bolts with an impact. Oh and some lights have been removed. There wasn't much else to see. They did however board up the entrance and exit in a really cool fashion. Of course I have attached photos...

 

Was a good trip. Hit all the majors in 2 hours with JBO's on Goliath, 2 on Batman, 2 on GASM, 2 on Blue Hawk and 2 on Superman. Longest wait was DDD and Mindbender...other than that all walk-ons.

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...of course the entrance...

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Thought I might be able to get an inside peek from the exit...and here's the exit.

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Some lights that have been removed...

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...and more lights.

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Did Rattler, TX Giant, Cyclone, Roar, Medusa and Colossus keep their original stations when they were IBoxed?? I've been on Goliath, and I'm pretty sure they used Iron Wolfs old station.

 

I know that Roar/Joker, Medusa and Colossus reused their old stations with some modifications, not sure about the others.

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I think all signs truly point to an RMC conversion. The announcement yesterday from SFFT proved that Six Flags and RMC still has a current ongoing relationship in spite of those that thought RMC was only working with Cedar Fair. Also, a recent news article I came across confirmed in an interview with SFoG personnel that the new ride will preserve the same amount of trees that Cyclone has for over 26 years......

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Can't help but feel a little nostalgic/sad from those pictures.

 

I know it had gotten just brutal and that something amazing will most likely be in it's spot next year....but.... I'm old and change is bad

 

David

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Can't help but feel a little nostalgic/sad from those pictures.

 

I know it had gotten just brutal and that something amazing will most likely be in it's spot next year....but.... I'm old and change is bad

 

David

 

I agree. This coaster is the root for a lot of memories for a lot of people. For me, at the age of 9 in 1990, it was my first wooden coaster and in the same day the first coaster I had ever ridden with my dad. I still remember seeing the commercials on TV and being excited but dreading that first drop! It quickly turned into the best drop I'd ever experienced.

 

I understand that the cost of maintenance is thru the roof and its a smart decision from a business stand point...still doesn't mean that it doesn't suck to lose it in its original glory.

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^same park, but being a bit older -

The Great American Scream Machine was my first wooden coaster and I rode it with my dad as well (mom would do steel coasters, but not woodies as she said the lift gave her too much time to panic.)

 

Mindbender was my first looper (and is still one of my favorites of all time.)

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^Mindbender was my first looper (and is still one of my favorites of all time.)

 

Mine as well. No one told me to hold my head back going into the loops so I found myself with my head between my knees thru both of them.

 

It was my daughter's first looper as well. It is our favorite also! Its amazing sometimes how life goes full "loop".

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Did Rattler, TX Giant, Cyclone, Roar, Medusa and Colossus keep their original stations when they were IBoxed?? I've been on Goliath, and I'm pretty sure they used Iron Wolfs old station.

All the RMC conversions so far have kept their stations. Goliath is a ground up RMC and did use Iron Wolf's station.

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Just checked CoasterQueue since I'm curious what the wait time is. Dahlonega Mine Train has a 55 minute wait, and everything else is 35 minutes or less

 

Was there yesterday at opening. It was getting busy as I was leaving at 12:30. A lot of people want to get that day in before school starts. Also all this week they have a coupon for pass holders, BAF for $14.99 all this week.

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Not every footer had markings on it. If they were removing the whole structure wouldn't either:

A.) They all have markings, or

B.) None of them have markings because they could just tell the demo crew "Just take this whole thing down."

As I was leaving the park yesterday, I noticed what appear to be survey markings outside the park on that closed parkway road behind the Cyclone. I saw some white and green spray paint markings on the ground as well as a couple wooden stakes with numbers on them. This has me wondering if the park plans on expanding their footprint a little in the area surrounding the 2018 project. With all signs pointing to a new blockbuster ride, the "British" section could use more space, including another dining location to supplement the (what is likely to be) overwhelmed Johnny Rockets. This being year #5 of the 5-year expansion plan, adding on to the park would fit the bill. I also have to wonder if the "British" theme will change, perhaps to "Screampunk", similar to SFMM.

 

It is pretty certain that whatever is built here will NOT have any kind of a DC theme.

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Can't help but feel a little nostalgic/sad from those pictures.

 

Well I gotta few more for you. When the track was still new and they were testing colors of blue

 

I know it had gotten just brutal and that something amazing will most likely be in it's spot next year....but.... I'm old and change is bad

 

AND you remember what the ride was like (and what it was meant to be), in those first few years.

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I was going to get some photos of the survey markings around the parkway road (behind Cyclone) but some really bad weather moved in and I got this photo before the sky opened up and I retreated to my vehicle!

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incoming storm makes for an amazing photo-op!

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I was going to get some photos of the survey markings around the parkway road (behind Cyclone) but some really bad weather moved in and I got this photo before the sky opened up and I retreated to my vehicle!

 

Come on...take one for the team! LOL! I would have retreated as well.

 

You know with them closed during the week now we should start to see, or you may have been able to see, some heavy equipment in place to start the work. I read SFNE thread starting before the closing of their cyclone and they almost immediately had photos of a Bobcat with RMC logos on it. Then it was a pickup truck with RMC branding on it. Them closing it so early before the 2018 ride announcement leads me to believe they are going to start the work ASAP.

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Wicked Cyclone also had to start quickly before the blizzards of the 2014-15 winter slowed progress. I can't see that being an issue down in Georgia.

If we got snow here, there'd be nothing happening for a week guarantee. Everything would just shut down.

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