Batman: The Ride

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Batman: The Ride
Batman The Ride at Six Flags Great America 1.jpg
A vertical loop and corkscrew on the ride at Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America
Park sectionYankee Harbor
Coordinates42°22′5.79″N 87°56′1.42″W / 42.3682750°N 87.9337278°W / 42.3682750; -87.9337278
StatusOperating
Soft operation dateMay 2, 1992 (1992-05-02)
Opening dateMay 9, 1992 (1992-05-09)
ReplacedTidal Wave
Six Flags Great Adventure
Park sectionMovie Town
Coordinates40°8′8.73″N 74°26′38.05″W / 40.1357583°N 74.4439028°W / 40.1357583; -74.4439028
StatusOperating
Opening dateMay 1, 1993 (1993-05-01)
ReplacedLightnin' Loops
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Park sectionDC Universe
Coordinates34°25′33″N 118°36′03″W / 34.425854°N 118.600778°W / 34.425854; -118.600778
StatusOperating
Opening dateMarch 26, 1994 (1994-03-26)
Six Flags St. Louis
Park sectionStudio Backlot
Coordinates38°30′49″N 90°40′24″W / 38.513535°N 90.673207°W / 38.513535; -90.673207
StatusOperating
Opening dateApril 22, 1995 (1995-04-22)
Six Flags Over Georgia
Park sectionGotham City
Coordinates33°46′10″N 84°32′47″W / 33.769495°N 84.546366°W / 33.769495; -84.546366
StatusOperating
Opening dateMay 3, 1997 (1997-05-03)
Six Flags Over Texas
Park sectionGotham City
Coordinates32°45′30.31″N 97°3′59.93″W / 32.7584194°N 97.0666472°W / 32.7584194; -97.0666472
StatusOperating
Opening dateMay 26, 1999 (1999-05-26)
Parque Warner Madrid
Park sectionDC Super Heroes World
Coordinates40°13′41″N 3°35′33″W / 40.228183°N 3.592378°W / 40.228183; -3.592378Coordinates: 40°13′41″N 3°35′33″W / 40.228183°N 3.592378°W / 40.228183; -3.592378
StatusOperating
Opening dateApril 6, 2002 (2002-04-06)
Six Flags New Orleans
Park sectionDC Comics Super Heroes Adventures
Coordinates30°02′59″N 89°56′05″W / 30.049732°N 89.934758°W / 30.049732; -89.934758
StatusRelocated to Six Flags Fiesta Texas where it operates as Goliath
Opening dateApril 12, 2003 (2003-04-12)
Closing dateAugust 21, 2005 (2005-08-21)
General statistics
TypeSteel – Inverted
ManufacturerBolliger & Mabillard
DesignerWerner Stengel
ModelInverted Coaster – Batman
Lift/launch systemChain lift hill
Inversions5
Duration1:45
Capacity1280–1400[1] riders per hour
G-force4
Restraint StyleOver-the-shoulder
Height restriction54 in (137 cm)
Trains2 trains with 8 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.
Height100 or 105 ft (30 or 32 m)
Length2,693 or 2,700 ft (821 or 823 m)
Speed50 mph (80 km/h)
Drop84.5 ft[2]
Flash Pass available

Batman: The Ride is a steel inverted roller coaster found in Six Flags theme parks.[3] It was built by Bolliger & Mabillard.[4] The rides rise to heights of 100 feet (30 m) and reaches top speeds of 50 miles per hour (80 km/h).[3] The original roller coaster at Six Flags Great America was partially designed by the park's manager Jim Wintrode. Batman: The Ride was the world's first inverted roller coaster when it opened in 1992. It has since been awarded Coaster Landmark status by the American Coaster Enthusiasts. Its theme is based on the first Batman film. Clones of the ride exist at amusement parks around the world.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Batman The Ride (Six Flags Magic Mountain)". Parkz. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  2. "Batman: The Ride". Beamer3K.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Batman The Ride". Duane Marden. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  4. "BATMAN THE RIDE, Six Flags Great Adventure". Ultimate Rollercoaster®, LLC. Retrieved 1 April 2015.