Apocalypse The Ride
This back corner of Magic Mountain has been home to four roller coasters. In addition to Apocalypse, three other coasters have been here.
- Sarajevo Bobsleds, an
Intamin "Swiss Bob" coaster, ran here from 1984 to 1986. It was moved to
Six Flags Over Texas in 1987 where it was called
Avalanche until its name was switched to
La Vibora in 1995.
- Shockwave, an Intamin Stand-Up looping coaster,
replaced the bobsled and was here from 1986 to 1988. Shockwave later spent time in New Jersey where it was also called
Shockwave when it appeared at
Six Flags Great Adventure from 1990 to 1992.
After that period, it was relocated again to yet another Six Flags park and was known as
Batman: The Escape at Six Flags AstroWorld.
It operated in Houston from 1993 until AstroWorld closed permanently in 2005.
The ride was disassembled and moved to New
York state in 2006, and the pieces of the ride were placed in a field adjacent to
Darien Lake, an amusement park owned by the Six Flags chain. Because
the disassembled pieces have been sitting dormant and rusting
away for a decade, I doubt it will ever be reassembled.
- Psyclone, a wood roller coaster built by the Dinn Corporation,
occupied this spot of real estate from 1991 to 2006. After it was torn down, this portion of the park was unoccupied for a couple of seasons.
©2016 Joel A. Rogers.