After posting numerous teasers online and throughout the park over the past few weeks, Six Flags America, located near Washington, DC, officially announced that Apocalypse: The Last Stand will be closing forever on September 8, 2018. The B&M Stand up coaster debuted at Six Flags America in 2012, after being relocated from Six Flags Great America. At the Chicago-area park, the coaster was known as Iron Wolf, and was the very first B&M roller coaster in the world when it opened in 1990.
The coaster features a 100-foot lift hill, 2 inversions (loop and corkscrew), and a top speed of 55 MPH, not to mention those immensely comfortable bicycle seats, headache inducing over the shoulder restraints, and glacially-slow loading process. Six Flags did not announce whether the coaster would be torn down or given the "Rougaroo" treatment, where the stand-up trains are replaced with sit-down floorless trains. I would expect Six Flags to reveal those details during their annual chain-wide "New for 2019" announcement at the end of the month.
So, if you want to get one last ride the oldest B&M roller coaster on the planet, make sure you get to SFA by September 8th.Tweet
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