Six Flags Over Georgia will close The Georgia Cyclone at the end of July. (Photo: Contributed)

Officials have announced that an iconic wooden roller coaster will close at the end of the month.

The Georgia Cyclone at Six Flags Over Georgia has given nearly 8.7 million rides since opening in 1990.

The wooden coaster was based on a famous coaster-the Coney Island Cyclone-with 2,970 feet of track and a 95-foot hill that begins the ride. Watch a point-of-view video from CoasterForce below.

The Coney Island Cyclone has remained in operation since opening in 1927. A wooden roller coaster called Viper at Six Flags Great America is also based on the Cyclone. 

Six Flags Over Georgia is located in Austell, Georgia. The park is open daily through Aug. 6. The park will operate on weekends only beginning Aug. 12. Click here for specific times.

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