The Six Flags amusement park in Prince George’s County, Maryland, is closing one of its most famous rides -- for good. 

But before you worry, they’re making way for something new and exciting, which will be coming in 2019.

The "Apocalypse: The Last Stand" roller coaster, which has been entertaining audiences since 2012, is the only stand-up roller coaster in the state of Maryland, and features, 

“a number of apocalyptic thematic elements, like a plane crash, explosions, and zombies.”

After much deliberation, Six Flags America has decided that it is need of something new and innovative to give to its riders, so it will be closing the Apocalypse ride for good on Saturday, September 8. The president of the park, Rick Howarth, says that the closure allows them to provide a different thrilling experience to their guests. 

If you haven’t had the chance to ride “Apocalypse: The Last Stand” yet, or it has been one of your favorite rides over the years, make sure you take the time to visit the amusement park and get one last ride in before it's gone for good. 

Whether you’re an adult or a kid, anyone can enjoy this ride. And though it did take me some time in my youth to stop being afraid of riding roller coasters, nowadays I love the thrill. I, for one, am going to try to make it there before the end. 

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