The theme park said in a statement Thursday that the wooden Cyclone will be replaced by the "Wicked Cyclone," a hybrid coaster featuring a steel track on a wooden structure. The ride will be the first of its kind on the east coast, according to the company.
"We take great pride in creating incredible, one-of-a-kind experiences for our guests here at the
The Cyclone was built in 1983 and served more than 15 million riders before it closed. While the wooden-tracked coaster sometimes meant a bumpy and uncomfortable ride, many were sad to see it close and some traveled from far away for the attraction's last day on
Wicked Cyclone promises a smoother ride along its 3,320 feet of track, two zero g rolls and speeds of up to 55 mph. The ride will be open in time for the 2015 season, officials said.
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