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Apocalypse at Six Flags Magic MountainSubmitted by Nick on Sunday, July 01, 2012 14:56
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Six Flags Magic Mountain
May 23, 2009
Great Coasters International, Inc.
Wooden roller coaster
Minimum rider height:
Opened in May 2009, Apocalypse was originally known as Terminator Salvation: The Ride, and was designed to tie in with the Christian Bale movie. The theme was dropped in January 2011 as part of an initiative by Six Flags to drop a number of expensive licensing deals.
A new pre-show will replace the existing one when the ride transitioned to become Apocalypse. The updated storyline sees riders joining survivors of a global war in a bunker, before "escaping" via the coaster. The existing smoke and fog effects on the attraction were retained, although animatronic Terminator robots were removed from the queue line.
Apocalypse is a wooden rollercoaster, and features unusually heavy theming for a Six Flags attraction. Its circuit boasts a 100-foot lift hill, a 53-degree first drop and five hills.
When the ride opened, it featured an on-board sound system (a world's first for a wooden coaster), but this broke down in 2010 and has never been restored.
Upcoming refurbishments, rehabs and closures
We are not aware of any scheduled refurbishment periods for Apocalypse. Do you know of any upcoming "rehabs" that we're missing? If so - please contact us so that we can keep the list up-to-date.