Iron Wolf rollercoaster loop

The Iron Wolf stand-up rollercoaster is set to be moved from Six Flags Great America to Six Flags America in 2012, where it will replace the closed Skull Mountain attraction.

While park officials have previously insisted that Iron Wolf will remain in place at Six Flags Great America, Screamscape now reports that a planning permit for a stand-up rollercoaster has been submitted by Six Flags America to local authorities. This almost certainly relates to Iron Wolf, which is believed to be due to run for the last time in its present location in early September 2011.

Six Flags America closed Skull Mountain, a hybrid water ride/rollercoaster, on July 10. At the time, the park promised that it would be replaced by a major new attraction, which now appears to be Iron Wolf.

Opened in 1990, Iron Wolf was the first rollercoaster designed by Bolliger & Mabillard, now one of the world's leading coaster manufacturers. 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-long circuit.

The removal of Iron Wolf will leave Six Flags Great America without a stand-up rollercoaster. At one stage, the park looked set to be home to two of the rides for the 2010 season, but plans to move the Chang coaster from the closed Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom to the park were abandoned in favor of an expansion to the Hurricane Harbor water park. Chang was ultimately relocated to Six Flags Great Adventure, where it became Green Lantern.

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This move is not going to make me want to visit Six Flags America. Their ride lineup is not the reason Hershey Park and Kings Dominion are preferable. The park's atmosphere is the problem. SFA needs to be cleaned up, nasty bits such as empty lots need to be hidden away, the staff needs to get serious about doing their jobs, and the layout of the park screams for attention. Adding a hand-me-down coaster is not really what the park needs.

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