Cyclone at Six Flags to close next month

Coney Island-inspired coaster will run for the last time on July 20

AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – For years, it was the most famous ride in western Massachusetts, but it will soon be out of service.

Six Flags announced Tuesday that they will be retiring the Cyclone; the large wooden rollercoaster inspired by the Coney Island ride of the same name.

According to park spokesperson Jennifer McGrath, the 3,400 foot long ride will only be open now through July 20.

In a news release sent to 22News, Six Flags New England President John Winkler said that they are always trying to come up with exciting new attractions, but sometimes that means taking old attractions out of service.

“It is always difficult whenever we say goodbye to a classic attraction, especially one that is so beloved like the Cyclone,” Winkler said.

The Cyclone opened in June of 1983 when the Agawam theme park was known as Riverside Park.

Check out the YouTube Video by CoasterForce of a front seat view of the Cyclone

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