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Apocalypse reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Apocalypse, a roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain. (The minimum height to ride is 48 inches.)

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Posted: July 30, 2010

Originally called Terminator Salvation, after the movie, this $10 million Great Coasters International Inc. wooden coaster features a loading station "fly-thru" as well as on-board sound and mist tunnels.

Six Flags eliminated the on-ride audio from the coaster and stripped the Terminator references in 2010.

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37 votes, so far

Best Six Flags woodie ever! - Dylan Salada

This is a very fun coaster. I love the tunnels and fire effects! The only thing that stunk was that the mist wasn't on. Pretty rough but not as rough as Colossus( thank goodness). Four out of five stars. - Super Sam

How does a wooden coaster move so fast?? This one is a barn burner. Lots of fun. - Sylvain Comeau

When it first was released as Terminator: Salvation, It was a beast and the videos added a good storyline to it. Now the apocalypse video pre show is so lame it takes away from the ride and make the line longer. But besides this it is not that bad of a ride, If its really empty you can walk straight through the preshow (Thank God)and go straight to the ride. I love rides that dip first before dropping. This is oersonally the smoothest wooden coaster I've been on. Going through each bank turn pulls you side to side in your seat, and I love how the train goes through the station. It scares almost every first rider of this ride. All in all its an awesome ride. - Josh Hunt

Wow... underrated ride. The woodie isn't the tallest, fastest, or record breaking, but the ride is fast, furious, and most of all fun. The woodie is SOOOO smooth. Please make a stop here before you go on Deja Vu or Riddler. The only complant for me is the queue line. STOP ADVERTISING ME AND MOVE THE LINE. Your theme is ruined when I have to listen to Plain White Ts while looking at it. Still, the ride itself earns it a 9. Yay! - Timothy Nguyen

They did a commendable job of making the transition from the Terminator: Salvation theme to the Apocalypse theme. Still the same coaster and love the first dip for a wooden coaster. I couldn't believe that a wooden coaster can go that fast. Definitely comparable to Colossus but not as big. What it lacks in size, it makes up with speed, turns and a little pyrotechnics. Definitely a ride for both kids and adults who are a little squimish. Thrill seekers will probably think its OK but I find it good for a wooden coaster. - D.S. Francisco

fun, but really short. smooth and fast. - nick .

Loved this ride! Just plain speed for the whole ride!!!! - Jay Posteraro

This ride is incredible! Smooth and Fast!! Themeing is great and the operaters are quick! love this ride! - isaiah mercado

For a park that has said "no" to themeing before, they went all out on this ride. Creating pauses in the queue (in the shade) to setup this ride was wonderful. Although they stole the storyline from "Outer Limits: Flight of Fear" Coaster, the ride attendants were still performing, for two riders and a over a year after it opened. The track is smooth and fast, banking turns right and left, acceleration and decelerating, tunnels (no mist) and final brakes in the shade! This coaster is small. Dwarfed by Deja Vu (how is that possible), the first glimpse of this coaster is near the base of the hill coming down from Tatsu side. Yet this small woodie packs a giant punch of speed and turns. - M. Ryan Traylor

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