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Larry, I understand where you're coming from, but in my opinion, Cylcone hadn't "seen it's day." While it could be rough and aggressive, I saw the Georgia Cyclone as a semi-modern wooden coaster with an incredibly fun, surprisingly-long layout full of unexpected, super thrilling moments. It was certainly no Mean Streak.

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Larry, I understand where you're coming from, but in my opinion, Cylcone hadn't "seen it's day." While it could be rough and aggressive, I saw the Georgia Cyclone as a semi-modern wooden coaster with an incredibly fun, surprisingly-long layout full of unexpected, super thrilling moments. It was certainly no Mean Streak.

 

If you rode it 20 years ago when it wasn't nearly as rough you would probably feel differently. I just can't believe how many of the first people to comment have not been fully appreciative.

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Couple of observations from the renderings.

I love the blue track. Great color choice considering the original also had blue track.

The trains look sick as well, although why they are themed to cars I have no idea LOL. Seems kinda random.

The unpainted wood makes me think that a LOT of the original structure might have to come down and be rebuilt, which makes sense because a lot of the wood did look pretty bad. Perhaps the park just doesn't want to paint the new lumber and just pressure wash all the paint off the old structure. I don't know, but whatever. I'm a details guy I can't help myself.

 

While I'll miss the length of the original ride, I think Twisted Cyclone's layout will grow on me. Shorter coasters like this lend themselves to a lot of re-riding, which is never a bad thing. This looks like it would be a fun ride to marathon on a light day. It's sad to me that Six Flags never bothered to keep Georgia Cyclone in really good condition, BUT it's good to see the park finally do something with it. I mean you really can't go wrong with RMC.

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Yes! Yes! Yes!

 

But yeah this looks rather short.

 

Also shout out to everyone that seriously thought this was a freespin or waterpark addition lol even though the evidence was there all along.

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Georgia Cyclone was still a fun coaster when I rode it last year and had amazing airtime in the back, but this definitely looks like a major upgrade. It's like when Six Flags Discovery Kingdom closed Roar. Yes Roar was still a pretty good ride, but by all accounts Joker is a significantly better coaster.

 

I absolutely love that first turnaround. I saw a similar element in Planet Coaster when I got the game and was hoping to see it in real life someday. I love how they were able to use that turnaround to add the barrel roll drop since it allowed the ride to have a standard first drop, which is the best part of an RMC in my opinion. The ride does seem short on track length, but it certainly packs a lot into that time frame.

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As a sucker for blue I LOVE the rail color and yes that first inversion looks ridiculous. So stoked for this, and that my sister lives nearby. Definitely making a visit in 2018. Love this park! Congrats to the locals!

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To echo some other comments, I absolutely love the blue rails! I also really like how they’ve preserved the first drop while giving us something that looks messed up in all the best ways immediately after. It would be easy to complain about the length, but I’m thrilled we’re finally getting an RMC and I’m hopeful it will tear through its course.

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Hell yes! I don't care that it's a little shorter than most of the other RMCs. I'm just stoked to finally have one only 20 minutes from me! I love the blue track as it's an unique color on these RMCs outside of Twisted Collosus, and it'll pop when you see it coming up to the park. Everything just looks so amazing! With Twisted Cyclone, Mind Bender, and Goliath as the main trio, I think the park has a very strong coaster line up now.

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I really don’t see the length being too much of a problem. And trust me, I’m absolutely the first person to b*tch if I find something I don’t like about a ride. If the animation is to be believed, you’re still getting about 35 seconds of ride time, almost identical to Outlaw Run’s length, and 5 seconds longer than the Raptor clones. The ride will be going slower than the other RMC’s, so it won’t feel as short as the stats make it out to be. Plus, I really don’t see how much more they could’ve done with a ride this tiny. RMC did a great job with this ride.

 

Also, I love:

-The ride vehicles

-The track color

-The first two inversions

-The wave turn

-The fact that Over Georgia now has one of the best coaster collections in the world.

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I hate being a complainer...but I absolutely loved Georgia Cyclone, and I'm sad to be losing it to this half-a-coaster.

Um, you're losing 500 feet of track, not "half" a ride. Do some research before you post stupid comments like this. Thanks.

 

ps. We hate that you're a complainer, also.

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-The fact that Over Georgia now has one of the best coaster collections in the world.

 

They really do. I hoped so hard for this conversion after visiting (and hoped they'd go with blue rails even, pretty sure I posted that here forever ago!) But yeah this parks lineup is absolutely fu*king stacked.

 

RMC Cylone

a really good B&M hyper

a really really good, classic custom Schwarzkopf multi-looper,

the BEST Superman clone

a good Batman clone

the best B&M standup

a classic, really good out-and-back woodie

a really great 3-lift mine train

a really great unique drop tower

a really great classic dark ride

a really great modern dark ride

a refurbished classic Vekoma (yeah Im reaching with this)

a Skyscreamer

a great Gotham city

etc etc etc

 

I love this park so much.

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I've never been to this park but this looks awesome, definitely going to try to plan a trip to get down there next year after this ride opens. Don't get me wrong we have great parks in my area that everyone would love to have but at the same time I'd absolutely love to have a local RMC. You guys should be thrilled with this!

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-The fact that Over Georgia now has one of the best coaster collections in the world.

 

They really do. I hoped so hard for this conversion after visiting (and hoped they'd go with blue rails even, pretty sure I posted that here forever ago!) But yeah this parks lineup is absolutely fu*king stacked.

 

RMC Cylone

a really good B&M hyper

a really really good, classic custom Schwarzkopf multi-looper,

the BEST Superman clone

a good Batman clone

the best B&M standup

a classic, really good out-and-back woodie

a really great 3-lift mine train

a really great unique drop tower

a really great classic dark ride

a really great modern dark ride

a refurbished classic Vekoma (yeah Im reaching with this)

a Skyscreamer

a great Gotham city

etc etc etc

 

I love this park so much.

It’s easy for me to forget how much we really have because I visit this park 8-10 times a season usually. But when you put it like that, we do have a lot going for us! Not to mention some charm that just isn’t matched by many of the other corporate parks.

 

A little surprised that I didn’t see anything announced for White Water. Did I miss something?

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The reverse cobra roll looks amazing. You get a barrel roll drop without losing a regular first drop. The automotive-themed trains make sense. Texas Giant and Georgia Cyclone both opened in 1990, and now their RMC reincarnations are siblings again.

 

Re: ride time, In addition to the drop-to-brake time, there's also the pre-lift. Shouldn't feel too short.

 

Already planning my return in 2018. Taking an extra day off to ensure Amtrak delays don't cut my trip short again.

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I enjoy that blue track. As with all RMC the ride looks fun. May have to visit the relatives and get a ride in.

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A shorter ride means the line will move faster. I can't believe someone has a complaint about an RMC conversion of a coaster that has seen its day.

 

A shorter ride definitely means a higher theoretical capacity but it all depends on how fast those trains can be loaded. I'd still expect the same throughput as any of the other RMCs that run 2 trains.

 

And my god, this ride just adds to all ridiculous amount of RMCs opening for next year! 2018 is going to be a great year for coasters!

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After riding Goliath out at Great America this summer, I have to say even a "short" RMC is still a friggin' awesome RMC. This POV looks like the ride will not disappoint in the slightest. I hope I can finally make it down to Georgia next season, I've been kicking myself that I haven't yet gotten down there.

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I guess you could complain that it's on the short side but honestly it's only like 500 feet shorter than Storm Chaser which I've heard people completely rave about so I'm guessing this thing will be action packed start to finish, and a huge hit.

 

I'm looking forward to getting back to this park, it's been a few years since they haven't really built anything new that interested me but this and Justice League make it worth the trip.

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Yeah this looks awesome! I think if the final ride is anything like the render then its going to be amazing and they did an awesome job shoehorning a lot of action and elements into a small space. Can't wait!

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