Six Flags America have announced that Apocalypse: The Last Stand will be closing for good on Saturday 8th September 2018.
Credited by some as B&M‘s first coaster, Apocalypse was originally located at Six Flags Great America with the name IronWolf. The Stand-Up Coaster first opened in 1990 before it was moved and rethemed to Apocalypse in 2012.
“Our wheels are always turning when it comes to new and innovative thrills and attractions to bring to the park,” said Park President Rick Howarth. “The end is near but saying good-bye to Apocalypse will allow us to bring an all-new thrilling experience to our guests in 2019.”
The surrounding area features a plane crash, fiery explosions and zombies. The coaster features two high-speed inversions and multiple turns, twists, and drops.
The park are giving fans of the ride a special chance to say goodbye by offering Gold Plus, Platinum, Diamond and Diamond Elite Members and members of American Coaster Enthusiasts an extended ride time (ERT) during it’s final day of operation.
At the moment it is unclear what will replace Apocalypse: The Last Stand but it has been rumored that Six Flags might be looking to convert the Stand-up Coaster in to a B&M Floorless Coaster. Something that has already been done with Mantis at Cedar Point.
Six Flag’s will be announcing all of there upcoming attractions for 2019 on the 30th of August.