Cyclone's first lift hill used to be 112 feet tall, but its first drop used to be much shorter. In 2001, the first drop was shortened by about 20 feet, so the initial descent ended up being about 75 feet at a maximum downward angle of 54 degrees. After the coaster was changed to Wicked Cyclone, the first hill was shortened by almost three feet, but the maximum drop now extends nearly all of the way to the ground and now measures nearly 100 feet. The steepness of the plunge is now at an impressive 78-degree angle!
©2015 Joel A. Rogers.