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Any news of a soft opening of Twisted Cyclone for members or passholders? Thanks

 

I'd like to know this too. One of the main reasons I decided to pull the trigger on a membership this year was because they advertised this as a perk. If they aren't going to do a soft opening for members, they really need to plan some other sort of event to make up for it. (Not just passholder previews for Fright Nights)

 

Also, War Eagle.

 

I called the park today to specifically ask about this and was told there WILL be a preview at the end of the week. She said watch the SFOG website for more details.

 

I get the feeling the preview will have to be sometime on Friday since I think they're trying to have TS open to the public on

Saturday.

 

I also found a cached link that has not been made public yet but looks Very interesting.

 

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:o8olLF450wcJ:https://www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia/special-events/celebration/twisted-cyclone-t-shirt-ride-event&num=1&client=firefox-b-1-ab&hl=en&gl=us&strip=0&vwsrc=0

Interesting, I remember SFOG doing a T-shirt preview for JL and then doing a season passholder preview for JL a few days after. But these soft opening dates for TC are getting confusing for me.

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For all of those curious the park just posted the link. The preview for members and pass holders will be all day Friday 10:30am-8:00pm. It will not be open to the general public until Saturday.

 

https://www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia/special-events/celebration/gold%C2%A0and-platinum-member-preview-day-twisted-cyclone

 

 

Thank you! Unfortunately, I will miss out so can't wait to see the updates from Media Day tomorrow!!

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Just had to give someone a temporary ban from the forums for posting links to other videos when we have asked people OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER again to please WAIT for TPR to post our official videos!

 

Seriously, no one gets any "bragging rights" for being first to post a video. Ugh.... Just be patient next time. We are at the event right now. We'll have our video up soon!

 

STOP MAKING US HAVE TO DO EXTRA WORK TO BRING YOU CONTENT!!!! YOU'RE JUST PISSING US OFF!!!!

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The weather down here has been all over the place this week, and they're talking about rain all weekend. Im not sure if the brake run is still covered but if it isn't, I'm sure Twisted Cyclone will be a Level A ride (Georgia Cyclone was a Level B btw) which means no ops in the rain. Hopefully the weather clears up in time for opening day/weekend but right now things aren't looking too good.

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For any SFOG locals/regulars - has Mind Bender been running both trains? I know it had some control issues with 2 trains (for some reason?) the past couple years.

 

I'm thinking about heading down for a day before my way back up to Holiwood Nights. Ahh Mind Bender, still my favorite steel and inverting coaster

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Here's the POV.

 

just watched that from your twitter link on the front page.

 

wow. . such amazing floater air in places!

 

and it really packs it in there in a shortish layout. . I knew that back to back inversions at the 1st turn around would be fun, but wow oh wow, are they great!

 

think my favorite thing is the headchopper on the drop tho -- love it.

 

beautiful footage, as usual, TPR!

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beautiful footage, as usual, TPR!

The credit goes to the park. We didn't shoot this one.

 

ah. well, then. . . .thanks for sharing beautiful footage, TPR

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Something tells me that TC is gonna HAUL at night. Just a couple of weeks until I'm in the back row with my hands up!

 

I think they should have placed the on-ride camera after the wave turn. That would have made for some hilarious photo's in my opinion.

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Twisted Cyclone Media Day!

 

Today I was invited to the Twisted Cyclone media event which was a blast. The event was great and I ended up getting three rides in (Once in the front to film the rider cam, and two in the back). They did an amazing job of revamping the new area and the station building looks amazing. The queue has some newly added theming, however, the queue house is pretty small so I don't know how it is going to handle opening weekend crowds. I love how they added a gift shop and a photo kiosk as well.

 

Alright, now let's talk about the ride. The rider cam video shows my reaction to my first ride, and my reaction says it all... O M G

 

This coaster completely blew away my expectations. I have only ridden one other RMC (Lightning Rod), but this is clearly the best ride in the park now; it is probably one of my favorite rides as well. The POV does not do the ride justice. Just about every moment that is not spent upside down, is spent out of your seat. This ride really tries to throw you out of your seat the ejector airtime is *that* strong. The rides pacing is amazing because the ride gets better as it goes through the layout. The reverse cobra roll, in my opinion, is the most boring (least exciting) part of the ride... and its still FREAKING AMAZING. The wave turn is amazing because you stay out of your seat until you start going up the next hill, but the best part hasn't even come yet. The best part is everything after the second turnaround. The hill after the overbank is just pure airtime heaven. And then it is just ejector pop after pop with a zero-g roll stuck in the middle. The small over banks and bunny hills inside the structure are some of the most exciting moments of the ride. After that turnaround, your butt doesn't hit the seat until you hit the brakes.

 

Regarding were to sit, the inversions and wave turn was better in the front, but the drop was absolutely insane in the back as well as all of the bunny hills. Overall this is definitely a sleeper hit and a perfect fit for the park!

 

Here's the POV.

 

Now onto the pictures...

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Overview of the new area

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This prelift section got some tiny pops in the back

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Money Shot!

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Onward....

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...TO THE BEST PART OF THE RIDE

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Twistyyyy

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New queue

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These articles are posted everywhere on the walls of the new queue

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Of course every new ride needs a gift shop

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On-Ride photos!

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They were only running the red train

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Shiny!

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Had to finish with the money shot! Thanks for reading

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Also went to media day and probably got about 10 rides in. Awesome ride. Doesn’t feel as short as I expected. I will say Wicked Cyclone is better based on my tastes in a ride, but Twisted Cyclone is amazing in its own way. I love how the intensity increases throughout the ride. That is not usually the case with RMCs. The area looks wonderful too.

 

Also, the park was absolutely empty (Goliath ran with half empty trains all morning) and that was pleasant since I rarely get to go on a week day.

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It's cute. I like the first drop's kick to the left, which is a good wink to the original layout. Can't wait to ride it!

 

Hehe...I was thinking something similar. It's like a cute mini-version of Steel Vengeance!

 

And that's not meant to be a put-down either. So glad to see RMC'ed coasters everywhere!

 

Also love the grab a beer and run like hell signs...awesome!

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Whelp definitely the worst RMC, at least definitely the worst looking POV video.

 

That's a bit unfair. A great ride doesn't necessarily require great length. This RMC packs a lot of punch in it's short layout.

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Great report! It looks like an awesome coaster!

 

Whelp definitely the worst RMC, at least definitely the worst looking POV video.

 

Where does this need to compare everything come from? I feel like people would enjoy coasters a lot more if they didn’t spend so much time trying to figure out what coasters are better than the one they’re currently riding / focused on.

 

PS: It’s a POV

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