The park posted a grainy video on YouTube on Tuesday depicting the Grim Reaper walking up to the stand-up coaster's ride platform. The video shows people crying and yelling "why."
The video ends by saying the Mantis will be squashed
When it opened in 1996, the Mantis was billed as the world's tallest, fastest and steepest stand-up coaster.
"It's time to say goodbye to one of the park's coasters, and it's certainly been a different kind of ride for our guests," said
The park is now only open weekends until
Some passengers have complained over the years that the restraints and standing ride were uncomfortable.
Amusement park enthusiasts had speculated that the park might try to redo the ride and add new floorless coaster cars.
The park has not announced what plans it has for the site where the Mantis now stands or what new attractions it has planned.
With the 2013 opening of the Gatekeeper, a new major coaster in 2015 at
The park has yet to announce how it plans to honor its promise to name a coaster after
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