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Video: Apocalypse - The Last Stand roller coaster opens at Six Flags AmericaSubmitted by Nick Sim on Friday, June 8, 2012 08:43
Six Flags America officially opened its new stand-up roller coaster, Apocalypse - The Last Stand, to the public on June 7, 2012.
The park's new addition has been relocated from Six Flags Great America, where it was known as Iron Wolf. It features a maximum height of 100 feet and hits a top speed of 55 miles per hour, racing through two inversions during its 2,900-feet circuit.
In its new home, Apocalypse has undergone an extensive retheming to fit in with its "end of the world" backstory. A number of "wrecked" vehicles are situated alongside its circuit, with fire effects and evidence of zombies roaming the landscape also being used to add to the atmosphere.
Apocalypse can be seen in action in the video below, which features local radio presenter Jimmy Alexander from Mix 1073:
The revamped Bolliger & Mabillard coaster has replaced the closed Skull Mountain attraction in the Skull Island area of Six Flags America. It has opened slightly later than originally planned, with the park originally aiming for a May 25 date.
Describing the park's new addition, Six Flags America's park president Rick Howarth said: "We selected this ride for Six Flags America, complete with a timely 2012 Apocalypse theme, to broaden our roller coaster collection and give guests a multi-sensory thrill ride experience. Zombies, roller coaster enthusiasts and all-around thrill-seekers are invited to stand up to their fear and ride Apocalypse!"
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