Psyclone at Six Flags Magic Mountain was a slighty modified clone of the original Cyclone wooden coaster at Coney Island's Astroland. The fan turns in this version varied from the original since they're heavily banked to reduce wear. Psyclone began with a 183-foot dark tunnel that lead to the nine-story lift hill. The coaster's first drop was a steep 53-degrees and falls eight stories. The nearly two minute ride covered a total of eleven hills and five sweeping, high-speed, banked turns. Psyclone is also the only wooden coaster in the world to use trains designed by B&M.
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|1991||Wood||Twister||Dinn Corp., Curtis D. Summers|
|Angle Of Descent: 53 degrees||Drop: 78 feet|
|G-force: 3 G's||Height: 95 feet|
|Length: 2,970 feet||Trains: 3 - 24 passenger|
|Ride Time: 1 minute, 50 seconds||Top Speed: 55 mph|
|Train Mfg: Bolliger & Mabillard|
1993, 1994, 2000 – First drop re-profiled
Maximum two train operation.
Construction Materials: 450,000 board feet of Southern Yellow Pine, 16,000 pounds of nails and 125,000 pounds of bolts.
Two Psyclone trains run backwards on Colossus during seasonal events.
Opening date: March 23, 1991
Estimated cost: $5 million
Train has six cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Ride capacity: 1,200 passengers per hour
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall
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