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|Designer / calculations||Curtis D. Summers|
|Riders per train||24|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed50 mph
History[edit | edit source]
The Psyclone opened on March 23, 1991.
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.
On January 22, 2007, a spokeswoman for the park announced that Psyclone would be removed to make room for future expansion. The announcement also confirmed that Flashback, a steel roller coaster which had been standing but not operating for several years, would be removed.
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.
Design[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
Psyclone's trains were built by Bolliger & Mabillard. They were run backwards on Colossus during Halloween events until its closure in 2014. It was one of only two roller coasters not built by B&M to have their rolling stock, the other being Steel Dragon 2000. A car from Psyclone is now on display at the Daytona Speedway in Florida.
Images[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Thrill is gone for old coasters. Daily News
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|Present||Apocalypse • Batman The Ride • Canyon Blaster • Full Throttle • Gold Rusher • Goliath • Magic Flyer • New Revolution • Ninja • Riddler's Revenge • Road Runner Express • Scream! • Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers • Superman: Escape From Krypton • Tatsu • Twisted Colossus • Viper • West Coast Racers • X²|
|Former||Colossus • Déjà Vu • Flashback • Green Lantern: First Flight • Mountain Express • Psyclone • Sarajevo Bobsleds • Shockwave|