New Hybrid Roller Coaster “Wicked Cyclone” Opens at Six Flags New England
Awarded Most Anticipated Coaster of 2015 by Theme Park Insider
AGAWAM, Mass — May 20, 2015 — Six Flags New England today launched the first hybrid coaster to hit the East Coast – Wicked Cyclone. The Coaster Capital of New England is proud to bring the latest in ride technology and innovation to Massachusetts. 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.
- One of only 5 hybrid coasters on the planet;
- 78 degree drop with hair-raising speeds of 55 miles per hour;
- Jaw-dropping action through 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 Timmer, 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.”
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.
Six Flags New England 2015 Season Passes are on sale for $66.99 when purchasing four or more. For an even better value guests can obtain a Six Flags Membership for as low as $5.59 a month. With the purchase of four or more Season Passes, get one FREE Season Parking Pass to Six Flags New England when you process your IDs at the park by May 31.
For High Resolution Photos and B-roll of the Wicked Cyclone visit: https://sixflags.box.com/s/rdmuo3iwcdu7tvqf78qp
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 53 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.