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Texas Cyclone

Six Flags Astroworld

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This classic, figure-8 wooden coaster is patterned after the world famous 1927 Coney Island Cyclone. In 1975, Astroworld hired William Cobb to design and build the Texas Cyclone after the park's attempt to relocate the original failed. At the time the original Coney Island Cyclone was in danger of being torn down. Unfortunately, the park's plan was found to be too expensive, so instead Astroworld had Cobb build a replica. Texas Cyclone differs from the original, because it is a mirror image.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1976 Wood Twister William Cobb

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Angle Of Descent: 53°
  • Drop: 86 feet
  • Height: 93 feet
  • Length: 3,180 feet
  • Trains: 2 - 24 passenger
  • Ride Time: 2 minutes, 10 seconds
  • Top Speed: 60 mph
  • Train Mfg: Morgan Manufacturing

Texas Cyclone Facts & History

1979 - The first fan turn was lowered two feet to reduce operational problems during high winds.

October 30, 2005 - Texas Cyclone ended its run at Six Flags Astroworld when the park closed its gates forever.

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