Six Flags New England is giving its rough, old wooden coaster a steel overhaul. This year, Cyclone will be reborn as Wicked Cyclone. If similar projects are any indication, guests can expect a super-smooth and exciting ride that’ll be nothing like what they experienced on this ride’s previous incarnation.

To see what I mean, watch this POV video of Wicked Cyclone:

Could Cyclone Go From Worst to First?

This was a very smart and much-needed move by Six Flags. In my opinion, Cyclone was easily the park’s worst roller coaster. In fact, it was one of the worst roller coasters I’ve ever ridden:

Unfortunately, I really can’t think of ANY positives for this ride. I got off this monstrosity holding my lower back. I felt more like 62 than 26. – Cyclone at Six Flags New England Review Rating: 1/10

Building a playground in place of the Cyclone would have been an improvement. So, a world-class hybrid thrill machine could be the coaster comeback story of the decade. I loved the New Texas Giant; which received a similar treatment. Wicked Cyclone should be equally as good, if not better with its exciting inversions. Finally, the award-winning top steel roller coaster in the World, Bizarro will finally have a complimentary world-class coaster at the park. I wouldn’t be surprised if some park-goers even preferred Wicked Cyclone over Bizarro. I smell a Roller Coaster Showdown.
Wicked Cyclone - Six Flags New England - 2015 Roller Coaster - Layout
What’s Your Take?
Somehow, the Cyclone was absent from this poll: Which Roller Coasters Should Get the New Texas Giant Treatment?; but it was mentioned in the comments. What do you think of Wicked Cyclone? Do you think it’ll be as great as I think? Could it become your favorite at Six Flags New England? Leave a comment below.

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12 Responses

  1. DRU

    I am very excited to see one of these types of coasters coming to the east coast. It looks like this will become my new favorite coaster wood or steel. Over-banked turns are my favorite elements. The other elements look absolutely amazing. I can’t wait get up there again. I last rode that Cyclone in 1985.
    Thanks again Joel It’s awesome to have you back!

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  2. Judy P in Pgh

    Retirement in June … check
    6 Flags Season pass … check

    Only 1 previous trip to 6 Flags New England on a Saturday that was about 100 degrees with the park full to capacity … as in, the gates were closed!

    I don’t remember much about this trip except for the heat, the crowds and a 2-hour wait for only 1 lap on Bizarro. Sorry, Joel, but after that, Bizarro didn’t stand a chance of making my top 10. Maybe that will all change this summer and I will understand why you like it so much.

    As for Cyclone, I remember being more fascinated with watching Catapault, a ride that pretty much looks like a giant fly swatter. IT was a lot of fun and quite unique! Cyclone just went around in circles and rattled my fillings.

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  3. Quil

    To my shame, I was completely unaware of this ride’s existence until I saw the wreckage of the cyclone and the new ride posters on a trip to SFNE this past september. So excited to ride this. It’ll be a great addition to the park.

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  4. rcr22

    Speaking of RMC, Mean Streak SO deserves an RMC makeover. It would really improve my “home park,” attract woodie fans, and pull guests towards the ignored mass of wood in the park. Then too, it’s 161 feet tall and over three minutes long. Why not re-track it, throw in a couple inversions, and bring glory to the former tallest woodie? Any thoughts?

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    • Judy P in Pgh

      Sounds better than my current idea, which is to have a giant bonfire. This ride rattles my bones!!

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      • Kavitha

        Let me know what you go for eventually. There is a lot of coihce out there and normally Honda bikes have a very good build quality. When you get more confident you may want to look at the V Strom again, remember you can get low seats for them which knocks a couple of inches off the height.

    • Abdo

      Yeah they’re called Ninjas in the US too, and I sat on a Honda CBR 250 yetdresay and it was comfortable. Oh and the Versys definitely is too tall. My 6’4 friend barely fits on it. Thinking about the CBR since I can’t find a ninja anywhere. Really wanted to try one out. Well, thanks for the time and effort to reply to me, it’s much appreciated and helped me make up my mind!

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    • MeDoo

      Writers comment: well I’ve had the bike since May 2011. So far no fltaus or problems and now I’m commuting on it in all weathers. It never misses a beat and I am getting mpg in the high 60s per gallon. I have actually achieved over 70 mpg a few times which for a v twin 650cc engine is superb. I would change over to the new facelift V Strom if I could justify it. Suzuki have improved an already very good bike. 9 out of 10 from me! Well worth considering as a grown up all rounder machine.

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  5. Eric

    Rocky Mountain Construction has done a great job in renovating 5 Six Flags wood coasters. Texas Giant in 2011… Iron Rattler in 2013… Medusa Steel Coaster in 2014… Twisted Colossus and Wicked Cyclone in 2015. Both TC and WC look like they ought to be very good. Fingers crossed that Georgia Cyclone and The Boss could be getting the RMC renovations next.

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    • Gigs

      Boss getting a RMC renovation gives me mixed feelings. I know it’s rough and a little too out of control but if you can handle some bruises there is nothing like it. That being said its a long coaster and what RMC could do with all that track makes me salivate. Would definitely give me a reason to get back to St. Lou though!

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  6. Yuliana

    I’m only just 5 8 tall and the V Strom is absolutely fine for me, but I’ve been rdinig bikes for years. You could look at the Kawasaki (in the UK they’re called Ninja) 250cc or one of the Honda 250cc CBF machines, both of these bikes will give you decent performance, small size and great mpg. The Kawaskai Versys is too tall for you. A 250 with a good after market screen can be OK to tour, as you can hold speeds of 50 to 70 mph easily.

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