Cyclone, The
Website: Williams Grove Park Homepage
Ride Type: Wooden Coaster
Ride Status: Closed
Average Rating: 3.2000
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 12
Last Review: 5/16/2006 5:52:00 PM
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2 Rating
-2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Park on 5/16/2006 5:52:00 PM
This coaster is alful. The bar is far too tight and slams against the legs, bruzing them. Then the seat is so hard when you get airtime it slams you down a a rock hard seat.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up larrygator on 9/7/2005 12:49:00 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen step right up to the worlds scariest coaster. As usual we could not board until the minimum number of people were there to board. The last row is closed and I end up in the second to last row. The seatbelt is extremely frayed and I wonder if it will actually stay intact.

The train creaks up the hill and then bounces, rather than glides, through the run. The is one really good moment of air leading up to the second turn. A catch myself repeatedly turning around to make sure the track behind me has not collapsed. Coasters are not supposed to sound or shake like this. To tell you the truth, I didnt even notice coming back underneath the outgoing track. Hold on as you pull back into the station, because it is a forceful turn and brake.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up RCGenius on 1/13/2005 8:44:00 PM
Good woody, but kinda rough too. Cyclone really needs some retracking & TLC. I dont want something like that leave Williams Grove because of maintenance. Definitely better than the Wildcat. Ride it at least one time when at Williams Grove to at least add that in your coaster count.

4 Rating
+3 Rating Rate Down Rate Up 3r1c on 11/29/2004 1:14:00 PM
Early on in the first Shrek, theres a wooden bridge that is unstable and falling apart that leads to the castle where Princess Fiona is. If youve seen the movie, youll know that while crossing the bridge Shrek shakes it and Donkey fears for his life as he feels at any moment that he may fall into the lava. The Cyclone is very much like this.

I boarded in the second last seat, and pulled the lapbar (which was held in by ducktape) and the operator let the train go on its way onto the lift. Within the first five feet of track you can tell that this isnt going to be a smooth ride. Cresting the top and turning into the first drop, you literally fear for your life as it then rips upwards. The train is shaking uncontrolably, and at any moment you could be ejected into the grass.
The supports seem like theyre about to give out at any moment as it travels over several hills and double-downs (which give some nice airtime). As you go around the second turn-around, you see that after the short drop, there is literally an unbanked turn which seemed to have track missing. The laterals smash your ribs as the train hops up and down as it begins to travel underneath its own struction. Youd think it couldnt be any more out of control but it gets worse. While riding, all I could think was "Im going to fly off into the supports and die."

But, I didnt. Soon the train slammed into the brake run and we were back in the station. The Cyclone is truly the most unique, out of control coaster Ive ever been on. Its a blast, though I couldnt ride it all day. Its something different for anyone whos used to the regular B&Ms and Intamins and the smooth rides of GCII.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Cyclonic on 7/20/2002 2:10:00 AM
I feel bad for the Cyclone. It really has a neat layout, an out and back where the returning tracks run under the outgoing tracks, a cool double dip in the second hill, and a really neat bump coming into the break run. But the ride is falling apart. It needs retracking in a bad way. Coming around the first turn toward the first drop I actually saw a screw pop up out of its hole and fall right back in. The steel is uneven and gives a very rough ride. My lap bar did not work, fortunatly my lap belt did, but I felt for my life riding this thing. It needs help, bad. It is a classic coaster that I fear may be lost within the next few years. This could become a great classic with some TLC.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Shawn0605 on 5/18/2002 7:35:00 AM
This is a good old woodie that needs some maintance. It is not worth going out of your way.

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up GravityLaw on 5/15/2002 4:41:00 PM
I live about 45 minutes away from Williams Grove. This park is EXTREMELY run down and has little to offer. But, it holds one of the oldest operating coasters. I believe it was built in the early 30s. The Cyclone is fun simply because its so old. It is extremely unique. One reason is the returning track is directly under the the track you just went out on. Another unique feature is the third hill; it has like a double dip going up the hill. It is very strange, but a good ride.

5 Rating
-4 Rating Rate Down Rate Up sixflags3 on 11/2/2001 3:49:00 PM
A pretty nice woddie.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up NitroForce on 8/8/2001 12:11:00 PM
Just a simple good woodie. It is funny to see one guy operating the whole ride. I wish I was able to ride it at night. That would have been fun.

3 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SLFAKE on 7/9/2001 10:47:00 AM
This is a coaster that is "unique" to say the least. It has a fairly good first drop and a fun second hill with a double dip on the back side. The unique thing is that its trip back to the station after the first turn around is build directly under the outgoing tracks. The back seat air time can be down right painful at times, however, in the middle or front of the train, the Cyclone gives one really fun ride.

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