Spin upside down on the giant Enterprise wheel
|Theme Park||Drayton Manor|
|Park Area||Aerial Park|
|Audience||Older Families and Thrillseekeers|
|Closed||2005 (replaced by Drunken Barrels)|
|Max Speed||19 mph|
|Capacity||500 riders per hour|
Cyclone was a short-lived Enterprise ride at Drayton Manor.
Riders experienced the effects of centrifugal force as the ride spun vertically, allowing them to be pinned into their seats without any form of restraint as they looped around the inside of the circle.
It arrived at Drayton in 2003, but the park was forced to remove it at the end of the 2005 season in response to a court order following a noise complaint.
The ride had been well kept and provided a great smooth Enterprise experience. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, it made its way to Thorpe Park to replace their elderly Zodiac Enterprise for the 2006 season.
Cyclone sat next to Golden Nuggets
The ride was sheltered by trees
Notice the Drayton Manor signs on the cars - these were still visible when the ride first arrived at Thorpe Park!
Cyclone began by spinning horizontally ...
... before slowly rising ...
... to spin vertically
Drayton took the need to reduce noise seriously
... very seriously
Cyclone in its shady tree lined position