Wooden & Steel Wicked Cyclone Hybrid Coaster Opening at Six Flags New England in 2015

It’s a twister! It’s a twister! It’s a twister… of steel… and wood.  Summer may be winding down, but there’s nothing like a new roller coaster announcement to lift our spirits.  On August 23, the Six Flags family of theme parks announced all their new additions for 2015, and Six Flags New England will be adding a wooden and steel hybrid coaster called Wicked Cyclone.

Wicked Cyclone - Six Flags New England

From Six Flags New England’s Press Release

Six Flags New England, the Thrill Capital of New England, today announced plans to add a new state-of-the-art roller coaster that integrates the latest in ride technology and innovation to Massachusetts — Wicked Cyclone. The Wicked Cyclone will offer the ultimate in thrills and adrenaline combining the extreme characteristics of both steel and wood to build the first hybrid roller coaster to hit the East Coast.

Wicked Cyclone - Six Flags New England

“We take great pride in creating incredible, one-of-a-kind experiences for our guests here at the Thrill Capital of New England,” said John Winkler, Six Flags New England Park President. “This project has been years in the making, and the addition of Wicked Cyclone enhances our commitment to delivering world-class thrills to Six Flags New England every year.”

Wicked Cyclone - Six Flags New England

With its unique construction, Wicked Cyclone will be:

  • 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

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 will be the first coaster of its kind to have a 200-degree stall and two Zero-G Rolls. Riders will also be able to experience more airtime than any other coaster in New England on Wicked Cyclone.

Wicked Cyclone - Six Flags New England

Wicked Cyclone will be storming into Six Flags New England, summer 2015 and will be a “must ride” for the ultimate thrill seekers.

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.