Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Six Flags New England to Close Cyclone July 20th

Photo by: John A. Hunt via ACEonline.org
ACE News Now has reported that Six Flags New England will be closing the iconic wooden coaster, Cyclone, on July 20th of this year to make way for a new attraction in the future.

The coaster, only 31 years old, has been a favorite for coaster lovers since it's opening in 1983.

To mark the occasion, Six Flags New England will be hosting a special Exclusive Ride Time on July 20th from 9pm-10pm for season pass holders only.

Additionally, from 10pm-10:30pm there will be a special, private ERT event for American Coaster Enthusiasts members as well. You'll have to present your ACE membership cards to gain access to the final farewell event.

At this point it's unclear what could be taking it's place, but there seems to be an alarming trend rippling through Six Flags operated parks with their wooden coasters as of late. While I doubt that Cyclone will be getting a Rocky Mountain Coasters update like many of their others, the chain does seem to be getting ride of their classic wooden coasters. Definitely not a good trend at all, but at least they are sending this one off somewhat properly.