Psyclone (Six Flags Magic Mountain)

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roller coaster
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Status Defunct
Operated March 23, 1991 to 2006
Cost $5,000,000 USD
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Replaced Shockwave
Replaced by Apocalypse
Builder Dinn Corporation
Designer / calculations Curtis D. Summers
Type Wooden
Track layout Cyclone
Hourly capacity 1,200
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height95 feet
Drop77 feet
Top speed50 mph
Length2970 feet
Steepest drop53°
G-force3 g
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Riders per train 24

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

History[edit | edit source]

On December 27, 1990, Six Flags Magic Mountain announced that Psyclone would be added to the park.[1]

The Psyclone opened on March 23, 1991 following a preview event two days before.[2]

On January 23, 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.[3]

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.

Design[edit | edit source]

The roller coaster was based on the original Coney Island Cyclone which opened in 1927, but is 10 feet taller. The ride had eleven hills, five high-speed banked turns, and a 183 foot long, dark tunnel before the lift hill.

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.

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External links[edit | edit source]

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    Psyclone on the Roller Coaster DataBase.