Hold onto your hats and keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times.

Six Flags Over Georgia has revealed details on the roller coaster set to replace the now-closed wooden thrill ride, Georgia Cyclone.

Twisted Cyclone, set to arrive in spring 2018, will be a hybrid wooden-steel coaster, which park officials said will combine a classic wooden structure with a modern steel track, allowing for a more thrilling thrill ride.

“Six Flags was the first in the industry to introduce this hybrid technology and Twisted Cyclone is a shining example of Six Flags innovation at its very best,” said Park President Dale Kaetzel in a statement. “Year after year, our park keeps delivering unique thrills for all ages and this state-of-the-art hybrid coaster is an absolute game-changer. Our guests are going to be blown away by the unbelievable features of this coaster.”

According to park runners, those features will include a 75-degree initial drop from nearly 100 feet into reverse cobra roll sending riders perpendicular to the ground. Riders will experience a feeling of weightlessness as they fly through a 360-degree zero gravity roll. The coaster trains, modeled after a classic 1960s sports convertible, will travel through three upside down inversions and 10 airtime moments along 2,400 feet of track at speeds of 50 miles per hour.

Construction on Twisted Cyclone is underway and the ride is expected to debut in the spring of 2018. For more information about next season at Six Flags Over Georgia, visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia/newfor2018.

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