Specific Type: Wooden terrain
Cyclops is a wooden roller coaster built by Custom Coasters International. It is the first roller coaster to open at the Mt. Olympus amusement park back in 1995 - then called Big Chief's Karts and Coasters, an attraction known for having the first multi-level go-kart track in the world. Designed by Larry Bill and Dennis McNulty and costing the park approximately $7 million, Cyclops is a terrain roller coaster with numerous drops, twists and hills.
After leaving the station, the train travels down a 180 degree turn to right which leads into the chain lift hill. Upon cresting the 75 ft lift hill, riders drop down to the left and rise upwards again, making another 180 degree turn. The track dips before rising up and into a downward curve to the left which rises up and over into a 90 degree turn to the right. Riders dip down then up into a small right turn before dropping towards the park into a banked turn to the right. The train rises up and over a small hill into a large right hand turn that leads into the brake run, bringing the ride to an end.
Cyclops is known among enthusiasts for the pop of intense “ejector” air-time experienced during the ride. Because of this, the park allows only over-18s to ride in the rear car. Despite being smaller than Hades and Zeus, Cyclops is worth a go for this airtime alone.
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