Six Flags America has released a video showing off the Apocalypse stand-up rollercoaster, which will open at the park in spring 2012.
The coaster, formerly known as Iron Wolf, is being relocated from Six Flags Great America. Replacing the closed Skull Mountain attraction in the Skull Island area of Six Flags America, it will feature a theme based around an end of the world scenario. It is set make its debut on May 25, 2012, although the park will hold a special preview event for Season Pass holders on May 19-20, 2012.
Originally opened in 1990, Apocalypse 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. A video rendering of the ride at its new home is embedded below:
The new ride is set to be accompanied by a heavily themed queue area, which will be designed to enhance the apocalyptic scenario.
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 has now been confirmed as Apocalypse.
Apocalypse will become the first stand-up rollercoaster at Six Flags America, as well as the park's first B&M-designed coaster. Its arrival will increase the total number of rollercoasters at the park to eight.
This week, Six Flags announced that it will add new attractions to every theme park in the chain in 2012, confirming a number of strong rumors in the process. You can read more about the planned additions in Theme Park Tourist's article on Six Flags' new attractions for 2012.
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