Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags New England have opened their state-of-the-art hybrid coasters, Twisted Colossus and Wicked Cyclone.
The two hybrid coasters at the popular Six Flags theme parks launched on May 23rd and 24th respectively after approximately 9 months of construction. Both were originally wooden roller coasters, dating from 1978 and 1983, and have now been completely transformed by Rocky Mountain Construction with new steel tracks and elements.
Twisted Colossus, the next generation of the beloved wooden roller coaster that thrilled millions of guests in its 36-year reign at the park, is a unique technological marvel combining an iconic wooden structure with state-of-the-art Iron Horse Track. The advanced technology, available exclusively at Six Flags, provides ride experiences never before possible on wooden coasters, such as over-banked turns and inversions. Twisted Colossus features numerous exciting components including a “Top Gun” element, the western hemisphere’s first “High Five” element, and a Zero G Roll.
Twisted Colossus features:
- “Top Gun Stall” – an inversion where the train slows down upside down
- Western Hemisphere’s first “High Five” – where two trains pass through an overbanked turn facing each other with the illusion that riders can reach out and “high five” each other
- Zero G Roll where track twists 360 degrees
- A staggering 128-foot drop at an amazing 80-degrees
- 18 airtime hills
- Two lift hills
- Four minutes of thrills on nearly 5,000 feet of track – longest hybrid coaster in the world
Wicked Cyclone offers the ultimate in thrills and adrenaline combining the extreme characteristics of both steel and wood as the first hybrid roller coaster to hit the East Coast. Wicked Cyclone’s steel track provides riders with a smoother and more intense ride along its 3,320 feet of track. The ride stands 10 stories in the sky and reaches speeds of up to 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 is the first coaster of its kind to have a 200-degree stall and two Zero-G Rolls. Riders are able to experience more airtime than any other coaster in New England on Wicked Cyclone.
Wicked Cyclone is:
- A hybrid integrating a steel track on a wooden structure
- The first coaster of its kind to hit the East Coast
- A coaster with more airtime than any coaster in New England
- The first coaster of its kind to have a 200 degree stall and two Zero G Rolls
- The world’s only Double Reversing Bank Airtime Hill