Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Wicked Cyclone Provides New Twists at Six Flags New England

Agwam, MA, USA (May 20, 2015) /PRNewswire/ — Six Flags New England today launched the first hybrid coaster to hit the East Coast – the Wicked Cyclone. The “Coaster Capital of New England” is proud to bring the latest in ride technology and innovation to Massachusetts. The Wicked Cyclone offers the ultimate in thrills and adrenaline by combining the extreme characteristics of both steel and wood. Meteorology students from Western Connecticut State University and celebrity storm chaser Reed Timmer from Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers are among the inaugural riders.

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Coaster Highlights:

  • –One of only 5 hybrid coasters on the planet;
  • –78 degree drop with speeds of 55 miles per hour;
  • –24 different ride elements within 3,320 feet of track;
  • –Thematic queue line experience, conveying the powerful force of Mother Nature.

“As an extreme meteorologist and storm chaser, I’ve intercepted some of the most powerful storms in the world, from violent tornadoes to category 5 hurricanes,” said Reed Teamer, nationally acclaimed storm chaser and featured on Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers. “I CANNOT WAIT to put Wicked Cyclone to the test, this is going to be one wicked ride.”

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Wicked Cyclone’s steel track provides riders with a smoother, faster and more intense ride along its 3,320 feet of track than the original Cyclone. The ride stands 10 stories in the sky and reaches speeds of 55 mph. Once the twenty-four thrill seekers board Wicked Cyclone, it quickly climbs the 109 foot hill to then plummet at maximum speeds while providing riders with weightlessness and a truly wicked ride. Wicked Cyclone will be the first coaster of its kind to have two Zero G Rolls. Riders will also experience more airtime than any other coaster in the East Coast on Wicked Cyclone.

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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