Apocalypse construction site

Six Flags America has released two construction images of its new stand-up roller coaster, Apocalypse, which will open at the park in spring 2012.

The coaster, formerly known as Iron Wolf, has been relocated from Six Flags Great America. 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.

The park has posted two images of Apocalypse to its official Twitter account. The first shows the full construction site, where a number of footers have now been placed. The second shows the ride's track, which is yet to be installed.

Apocalypse construction site

Image © Six Flags

Apocalypse track

Image © Six Flags

Replacing the closed Skull Mountain attraction in the Skull Island area of Six Flags America, Apocalypse 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.

Six Flags America recently released a preview video for Apocalypse, showing off its planned appearance at its new home:

The new ride is set to be accompanied by a heavily themed queue area, which will be designed to enhance the apocalyptic scenario. It 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.

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