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I, for one, am hyped for this coaster. A lot of it has to do with the fact that this park is awesome even without an RMC.

 

I know its probably too early for anyone to say for sure but we can speculate - do the locals/regular anticipate Twisted Cyclone will be open for Holiday in the Park? The whole front of the park has been open the last few years, right?

 

I'm starting to get a plan together for later this year and am coming to the conclusion that I'll be visiting sometime AFTER Labor Day. Early September? Early November? Early December? Does the park have a few "down" weekends between Fright Fest and HITP where crowds theoretically shouldn't be as bad? I really don't wanna go during Fright Fest, as while Platinum Flash Pass is an option, I'll most definitely be at the park on a Saturday. How are weekend crowds between Labor Day and the start of Fright Fest? I would really like to check out this parks HITP event since I love Great Advs so much but I'm afraid of the weather factor since I'll be booking a flight, hotel, etc in advance.

 

I'm not like booking tomorrow so I have time to figure this out, but any thoughts/advice from the locals on this? Taking into consideration crowds/weather potentials, if you were coming out from out of town would you go for early Sept, Nov or Dec? Thanks.

 

Also has this picture been posted here? Because I love it.

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From the parks construction updates on their website

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I had the opportunity to attend the ACE Winter Warmup at Six Flags over Georgia this past Saturday. The event included a hard-hat construction tour of Twisted Cyclone. Unfortunately it was too muddy to go through the inside part of the structure but we still managed to get some good views from the road adjacent and from inside the park. They also had the lead car of the red train on display.

 

To give a quick update, they said that track work is about 25% complete. They are still on target for a memorial day weekend opening. Also, they are renaming/retheming the British section of the park into the “Coastal” section, in order to fit the theme of Twisted Cyclone. Johnny Rockets is receiving an overhaul and will receive a new roof. The park will be renaming the French section of the park as well and it will become the “Piedmont” section to give the area more of a Georgia theme. Here are some photos:

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A huge thank you to ACE and the park on such a great event this year!

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One of my favorite RMC train designs so far.

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Cannot wait to see this area transformed! Notice the new red-ish roof shingles

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The reverse cobra roll has yet to be installed.

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The whole structure was repainted a whitish-gray color as shown here.

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Can’t get enough of this short but sweet-looking drop.

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Beautiful blue track

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Another look at that awesome drop.

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SFOG has a BIG announcement coming out today. They just announced on Twitter that the Great American Scream Machine will run BACKWARDS stating March 10th for a limited time!!! I also went to WWU and had a great time.

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Welcome ACE Members!!!!

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We had lunch from The Varsity food truck!!!!

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I love the look of these trains

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The track color really looks good against the grey wood

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They also said during WWU they are not sure when the end date of the GASM running backwards will end. They have a date in mind but not set in stone. Also, the British where Twisted Cyclone is section will now be the Coastal section and the French section where Monster Mansion is will be called Piedmont.

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Honestly I think The Varsity was the best part

 

Anyways, they told us the news about GASM during the event but were sworn to keep it a secret until the park made the announcement this morning. Also, they said that they will not be using its regular trains but instead be using the trains from the former Georgia Cyclone. Can’t wait to try that out!

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Honestly I think The Varsity was the best part

 

Anyways, they told us the news about GASM during the event but were sworn to keep it a secret until the park made the announcement this morning. Also, they said that they will not be using its regular trains but instead be using the trains from the former Georgia Cyclone. Can’t wait to try that out!

 

When I was at Over Georgia in December, I noticed the former Georgia Cyclone trains were on GASM's track with a few cars facing forward and a few cars facing backwards. I guess this all makes sense now. Happy to see the park jazzing up GASM for a bit.

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A few cars were facing forward and a few were backwards.

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That is one beautiful coaster. I keep salivating over the "classic white" look, but as I see more photos that showcase the gray, I must say it's an attractive color in its own right, lol. I'm also appreciating the theming a bit more (actual storms vs. "generic Cyclone coaster name"), and the gray adds a touch of a foreboding feel.

 

I bet I'll miss backwards GASM, and while I doubt that's something I'll consider a huge loss, I'm all in favor of backwards trains on wooden coasters. Here's hoping it's for a pretty decent timeframe.

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Honestly I think The Varsity was the best part

 

Anyways, they told us the news about GASM during the event but were sworn to keep it a secret until the park made the announcement this morning. Also, they said that they will not be using its regular trains but instead be using the trains from the former Georgia Cyclone. Can’t wait to try that out!

Did they mention if they were switching the trains back after they turn them around? I thought they might start using the Cyclone trains on GASM since they are newer and they have individual lap bars.

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Honestly I think The Varsity was the best part

 

Anyways, they told us the news about GASM during the event but were sworn to keep it a secret until the park made the announcement this morning. Also, they said that they will not be using its regular trains but instead be using the trains from the former Georgia Cyclone. Can’t wait to try that out!

Did they mention if they were switching the trains back after they turn them around? I thought they might start using the Cyclone trains on GASM since they are newer and they have individual lap bars.

They will probably have to redo the air gates to align with the Cyclone trains so I would assume the Cyclone trains will be permanent on The Great American Scream Machine.

 

I am extremely bummed that we are losing our 3 bench PTCs and buzz bars. The buzz bars made GASM so enjoyable and those ratchet bars are so cumbersome. They really squeeze your legs together and don't allow for airtime.

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The last buzz bars in the chain, boohoo. Bummer. GASM ran great backwards in 1994 (at least, probably more). You're going to feel the potholes more now with those heavier trains... At least GASM always looks good.

 

Trivia quickie - the PTC trains running (or that ran) on GASM were from Colossus.

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Did anyone find out what other elements on twisted cyclone going to have with the extra track? Is it going to be a extra lap, inversion, or helix or what? Here's a pic of the updated track layout by MIDWAY MAYHEM.

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I guess they going to keep it a secret.

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Love this pic.

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Did anyone find out what other elements on twisted cyclone going to have with the extra track? Is it going to be a extra lap, inversion, or helix or what? Here's a pic of the updated track layout by MIDWAY MAYHEM.

 

I was at the Winter Warm Up event and during the construction tour, park president Dale Kaetzel said not to expect any significant changes from the announcement render like extra elements or such. If I'm recalling what he said correctly, the additional length is from more minute layout adjustments by RMC as the project was being fabricated.

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Honestly I think The Varsity was the best part

 

 

while I *like* the Varsity ?

 

for me, it's just not a trip to Atlanta without a meal at the Vortex!

 

we like the Peachtree location (which is more of a dive bar feel), with the "Phallus shrine" over the more "Family friendly" Little 5 points location. . . (and yeah, I didn't post those pics. . LOL, this is a Family-friendly thread)

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from 2017 stop at the Vortex

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this was our waitress from 2016

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2016 stop

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^ for real. Between the blue iBox and the gray/white wood this is probably my favorite RMC, aesthetically speaking. I'm interested to see what kind of storm/storm chasing theming we might see and if it will be similar to Wicked Cyclone.

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Here's more pics from Midway mayhem of twisted cyclone and some areas of the park. Thanks for the info update on the extra track. Hopefully they do something to surprise the guests.

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Georgia Scorcher, if you look closely no paint job yet. I guess you name it Alabama Scorcher for a weekend the coaster can't receive a touch up.

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Goliath at night.

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More pics of t.cyclone construction at night

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