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Psyclone
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Psyclone (Six Flags Magic Mountain) - OnRide - (360p)

General
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Park Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location USAValencia, California, USA
Status Defunct
Operated
Operated
Opened March 23, 1991
Opening
Cost $5,000,000 USD
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer
Builder Dinn Corporation
Designer Curtis D. Summers
Type Wooden
Type
Model
Riders per train 24
Riders per hour 1,200
Lift/launch system Chain Lift
Height 95 feet
Drop 77 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 2,970 feet
Dimensions
Duration 1:50
Inversions 0
Steepest drop 53 degrees
Maximum g-force 3G



Psyclone was a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA.

HistoryEdit

The Psyclone on March 23, 1991. It was based on the original Coney Island Cyclone, which opened in 1927. The ride had eleven hills, five high-speed banked turns, and a 183 foot (56 meter) long, dark tunnel before the lift hill.

The ride sustained structural damage after the Northridge earthquake in 1994 and though repaired to operate safely again, the ride dynamics suffered greatly in regards to vehicle tracking. Major modifications happened, including adding trim brakes that slowed the trains down to the point of crawling through each turn. The heavy trains took their toll on the track structure, and the coaster became very rough. Because of this, ridership at the attraction had drastically declined, due in part to having earned a poor reputation among park visitors. A 2006 poll of roller coaster enthusiasts ranked Psyclone 178th out of 179 wooden roller coasters worldwide.

On January 23, 2007, the park announced that Psyclone would be demolished for future expansion, following the closure of another roller coaster in the park, Flashback. The coaster closed at the end of the month. That spring, Psyclone was torn down and the location was blocked from guests' view with a sign stating that the land would be reserved for future attractions.

Psyclone was dismantled and scrapped during the last week of February 2007. The area of the park where Psyclone once stood is now occupied by another wooden coaster, Apocalypse.

TrainsEdit

Psyclone's trains, built by Bolliger & Mabillard, were later run backwards on Colossus during Halloween events. It was one of only two roller coasters not built by B&M to have their rolling stock, the other being Steel Dragon 2000.

Six Flags Magic Mountain Roller Coasters
Operating ApocalypseBatman The RideCanyon BlasterTwisted ColossusFull ThrottleGold RusherGoliathGreen Lantern: First FlightMagic FlyerNinjaRevolutionRiddler's RevengeRoad Runner ExpressScream!Superman: Escape From KryptonTatsuViper
Former ColossusDéjà VuFlashbackMountain ExpressPsycloneSarajevo BobsledsShockwave

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