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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.

Related: See Psyclone Pictures

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1991 Wood Twister Dinn Corp., Curtis D. Summers

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Angle Of Descent: 53°
  • 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

Psyclone Facts & History

January 23, 2007 – The park announces that Psyclone will be demolished to make room for future expansion. The roller coaster was demolished during the last week of February.

January 2007 – Psyclone closes

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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