Millennium Force operated from the second week of May until the last week of October and it did over 1.6 million riders last year alone. Six Flags America operated from late March / early to April to early January (though 4 of the 6 years, late October) and it did less over 6 f*cking years. So it averaged less than 266,000 riders a season.
Honestly the thing must have averaged like 170 riders an hour. I wouldn't be surprised if more people rode the f*cking carousel.
UPPER MARLBORO, MD — August 16, 2018 — Six Flags America, DC’s Thrill Capital, today announced that its stand-up coaster, Apocalypse: The Last Stand will close forever on Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Apocalypse has reigned as the only stand-up roller coaster in Maryland and since its 2012 debut, has given more than 1.6 million rides. Set among thematic elements that included a plane crash, fiery explosions and macabre zombies, the coaster features two high-speed inversions and numerous twists, turns and drops.
“Our wheels are always turning when it comes to new and innovative thrills and attractions to bring to the park,” says 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.”
Guests will be able to say their final farewells to Apocalypse on September 8 with special ride times offered to Gold Plus, Platinum, Diamond and Diamond Elite Members and members of American Coaster Enthusiasts.
This line - “Our wheels are always turning when it comes to new and innovative thrills and attractions to bring to the park,” says Park President Rick Howarth
Where are these new innovative thrills and attractions in this park? That is the part that sticks out to me the most.
I may not know everything about coasters... what I do know is they are my life... Home park: Six Flags America Favorite park overall: All Walt Disney World Parks Favorite Steels: Maverick, Millennium Force, Sky Rush, Talon, Poltergeist, I-305 Favorite Woodies: Iron Rattler, Phoenix, Roar, El Toro, Jack Rabbit, Thunderbolt, The Raven, The Legend TPR Trips: Northeast 2011, LeviaTHON 2012
I know six flags likes to be cheap, but this is not a good idea. The layout already sucks, so just adding floorless trains will make it slightly average. I bet you that you will still bang your head after the corkscrew. The GP aren’t stupid and I do think it will be mixed feelings when they find out it’s not actually a new ride, but happy there is no more standing.
Also, if they’re gonna add floorless change, they will have to retheme it if they are saying it’s a new ride. The area that it’s in (Chesapeake) is a very vague theme, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this is some random theme, like Firebird.
Overall, a rmc raptor would be a great choice in its spot and I hope that happens instead.
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