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Apocalypse
Apocalypse front seat on-ride HD POV Six Flags America02:20

Apocalypse front seat on-ride HD POV Six Flags America

General
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Park Six Flags America
Location USAMitchellville, Maryland, USA
Status Operating
Operated
Operated
Opened June 7, 2012
Opening
Cost
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Builder
Designer Werner Stengel
Type Steel- Stand-Up
Type
Model Stand-Up Coaster
Riders per train 28
Riders per hour 1220
Lift/launch system Chain Lift
Height 100 feet
Drop 90 feet
Top speed 55 mph
Length 2,900 feet
Dimensions
Duration 2:00
Inversions 2
Steepest drop
Maximum g-force
Flash Pass Flash Pass available


Apocalypse is a custom Bolliger & Mabillard stand-up roller coaster that is under construction at Six Flags America. When the ride opened in 1990, the ride was named, Iron Wolf. However, in 2011, Six Flags America announced that they were going to have a new attraction. Iron Wolf was to be relocated as Apocalypse in Six Flags America. May 25, 2012 is when the ride is expected to open.

HistoryEdit

Six Flags Great America (1990-2011)Edit

On April 28, 1990, Apocalypse opened as Iron Wolf at Six Flags Great America on the former site of Z-Force, the only Intamin Space Diver model ever manufactured. On its debut in 1990, it was the tallest and fastest stand-up roller coaster in the world and the first roller coaster

In 1994, Iron Wolf appeared in the movie Ri¢hie Ri¢h as Richie's backyard roller coaster.

On August 5, 2011, Six Flags Great America announced on their official Facebook page that the Iron Wolf would be closed on September 5, 2011: "After a long 21 year history at the park, we will be removing Iron Wolf. Make sure to get your last rides in –Iron Wolf,s Last Stand is September 5". The Last Stand is also a reference for the slogan for Apocalypse

Six Flags America (2012-)Edit

On August 22, 2011, Six Flags America announced on their official Facebook page that they would be adding a new attraction in 2012.[12] From this day, they began to slowly remove burnt pieces from a envelope to reveal the ride with an official announcement on September 1, 2011. On September 1, 2011, Six Flags announced that Iron Wolf will be relocated to Six Flags America, were it will open as Apocalypse, following its closure on September 5, 2011. The ride is expected to open on May 25, 2012, and be located in Skull Island section of the park where the former Skull Mountain used to be.

Apocalypse will be Six Flags America's first roller coaster after a decade, since Batwing opened to the park in 2001.

As of December 2011, construction has sped up with footers being dug, and the track and trains have begun arriving. On February 28, 2012, vertical construction has started by installing a track piece for the station. On April 2, 2012, Apocalypse track was completed.

DesignEdit

Elements

Vertical LoopCorkscrew

The ride has a twisting layout, with track going through the middle of the loop and

  • The track and supports are painted dark-pink, and the running-rails are painted silver.

TrainsEdit

2 trains with 7 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 28 riders per train.

Picture GalleryEdit

External SourcesEdit

Six Flags America Roller Coasters
Operating ApocalypseBatwingGreat ChaseJoker's JinxMind EraserRoarSuperman - Ride of SteelWild One
Former PythonThe Great Alonzo's Cannonball CoasterTwo-Face: The Flip Side
Six Flags Great America Roller Coasters
Operating American EagleBatman The RideThe Dark Knight CoasterDemonLittle DipperRagin' CajunRaging BullSpacely's Sprocket RocketsSuperman - Ultimate FlightVertical VelocityViperWhizzerX-Flight
Former Déjà VuGulf CoasterIron WolfRolling ThunderShockWaveTidal WaveZ-Force

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