|Watch the on-ride POV|
|Designer / calculations||Curtis D. Summers|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||50 mph|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Riders per train||24|
On December 27, 1990, Six Flags Magic Mountain announced that Psyclone would be added to the park. It was located by Deja Vu and operated on the former spot of Shockwave. The layout was based on that of the Coney Island Cyclone.
Psyclone opened on March 23, 1991 following a preview event two days before.
During Fright Fest in 1994, Psyclone ran backwards for the first time. The attraction was dubbed "Psycho Psyclone".
In 2006, a poll of roller coaster enthusiasts ranked Psyclone 178th out of 179 wooden roller coasters worldwide.
After years of diminishing popularity, on January 23, 2007, a spokeswoman for the park announced that Psyclone would be removed to make room for future expansion along with Flashback, an Intamin Space Diver that had been standing but not operating for several years.
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 roller coaster, Apocalypse.
The roller coaster was based on the original Coney Island Cyclone which opened in 1927, but was 10 feet taller. The ride had eleven hills, five high-speed banked turns, and a 183 foot long, dark tunnel before the lift hill.
Psyclone's trains were built by Bolliger & Mabillard, and Psyclone would be the only wooden coaster Bolliger & Mabillard would ever design trains for. The trains ran backwards on Colossus during Halloween events until Colossus' closure in 2014. Psyclone's trains are currently sitting in a backstage area, and are visible from Scream!'s station. It was one of only a few roller coasters not built by Bolliger & Mabillard to have their rolling stock, others including Steel Dragon 2000 at Nagashima Spa Land and Riddler Mindbender at Six Flags Over Georgia.
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