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The rumors have been online for weeks, but there hasn’t been any confirmation… Until an event on the Six Flags Great Adventure Facebook page appeared

The Great American Scream Machine, the classic Arrow looping giant at Six Flags Great Adventure will indeed be closing forever on Sunday, July 18, 2010. According to insiders, and that Six Flags Great America has called off construction of a coaster for next year, almost indeed confirm that Chang, Kentucky Kingdom’s once-prized B&M Stand-Up coaster, will be heading to the park to replace GASM.

The classic ride opened in 1989. It’s one of the largest Arrow loopers, reaching 173 feet in the air with speeds up to 68 MPH. It features three loops, a batwing element, and two corkscrews accounting for a total of seven inversions.

If you’d like to be one of the last riders, you can enter the contest that was announced via the park’s Facebook page.

Overview of the ride's layout. Photo by

What do you think of the rumored replacement of GASM with Chang? Do you think it’s a good move for Six Flags, or are they taking out a coaster classic? Leave your thoughts below.