Bye, bye Cyclone.
Six Flags New England is retiring its famous wooden rollercoaster on July 20. The rollercoaster has entertained thrill-seekers for more than three decades, since it opened on June 24, 1983. With more than 3,400 feet of track, it is one of the largest wooden rollercoasters in the world. It climbs 109 feet and drops at speeds of 50 miles per hour.
Folks can get a final ride on the coaster through July 20. Until then, they will drown their sorrows on Twitter using the hashtag #ripcyclone. Here is some of the reaction we’re seeing to the announcement.
Last wooden roller coaster left at Six Flags to have its last run on July 20th, that thing's been making kids scream since 1983 #ripCyclone— Ashley Cross (@across_X) June 24, 2014
Why is it retiring? Here’s what John Winkler, the park’s president, had to say in a press release: “It is always difficult whenever we say goodbye to a classic attraction, especially one that is so beloved like the Cyclone. As the Thrill Capital of New England, we are always searching new ways to provide thrills and enhance our guests’ experience and sometimes retiring older attractions is part of the process.”
How do you feel about the Cyclone closing? Will you take one final ride before July 20?Kristi Palma can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on twitter @kristipalma.