Sunday, May 12, 2019

Firebird Almost Ready to Soar at Six Flags America

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Six Flags America's newly transformed roller coaster, Firebird, will be ready for all guests to soar on next weekend, starting May 17th.  The ride is actually open this weekend as a special preview for certain levels of Six Flags pass holders, but the general public can get their first flight in on the 17th.

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Firebird is now a floorless roller coaster, after undergoing an extensive renovation during the winter months that removed the ride's stand-up trains and station set up.  The coaster was B&M's first back in 1990, a stand up roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America named Iron Wolf.  The coaster operated at that park until it was moved to Six Flags America for the 2012 season and named Apocalypse.

Now with brand new floorless trains, the coaster has been renamed Firebird and given a fancy new paint job.  The ride stands 100 feet tall, has a first drop of 90 feet, two inversions and a top speed of 55 miles per hour.

In anticipation of the grand Firebird opening, Six Flags America has released a point of view video of the ride experience - check it out below!