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Firebird was the first roller coaster designed by Swiss designers – Bolliger & Mabillard. This stand-up roller coaster operated at Six Flags Great America for 21 years before being moved to Six Flags America. In 2019 the ride was renamed Firebird and the original stand-up trains were replaced with new floorless trains changing the ride experience. Instead of standing, riders are now seated in a floorless train with nothing between your feet and the steel track below.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2012 Steel Stand-Up Bolliger & Mabillard

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Drop: 90 feet
  • Height: 100 feet
  • Inversions: 2
  • Length: 2,900 feet
  • Trains: 2 - 24 passenger
  • Ride Time: 2 minutes
  • Top Speed: 55 mph
  • Train Mfg: Bolliger & Mabillard

Firebird Facts & History

Inversions: Vertical Loop, Corkscrew

2019 – Apocalypse renamed, re-themed, stand-up trains replaced with two floorless trains, and station modifications. The original stand-up trains had seven rows.

2012 – Iron Wolf relocated from Six Flags Great America (Gurnee, IL) and renamed Apocalypse.

Opening date: June 7, 2012

Train has six cars with one row each, seating four abreast per row.

Ride capacity: 1,220 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall

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