Nearly 8.7 million people have taken a ride on the Georgia Cyclone since its debut in 1990. The ride is a mirror image of its inspiration, New York’s Coney Island Cyclone. TOM KELLEY/TKELLEY@AJC.COM

Updated: Six Flags Over Georgia releases new clue about next big ride for 2018

Six Flags Over Georgia has released a new teaser video of the next big ride.

Here was the first one released about a week ago:

Six Flags Over Georgia said farewell this past season to the Georgia Cyclone last month.

 The last day to ride the Georgia Cyclone was Sunday, July 30.  

The ride was extremely popular when it first opened but it has been overshadowed by more modern rides including Goliath and Superman. 

“It’s time to focus on innovation and thrills,” said Gene Petriello, communications director for Six Flags Over Georgia when the closure of the Georgia Cyclone was announced.  What could take the place of the ride? Petriello said, “Each year we add a new ride to the park.” Typically the park makes such announcements in late summer.  

The retirement of the Georgia Cyclone leaves the park with 10 operating roller coasters.

Six Flags Over Georgia is still open but has reduced hours.

RELATED: Six Flags Over Georgia: Decades of thrills

AJC's Tom Kelley takes a ride on the Georgia Cyclone one last time, before Six Flags Over Georgia tears down the ride after more than 30 years of operation.

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