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Batman The Ride (Six Flags Over Georgia)

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Batman The Ride
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Six Flags Over Georgia
Location Austell, Georgia, USA
Status Operating since May 3, 1997
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Inverted
Model / product Batman
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,400
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height105 feet
Top speed50 mph
Length2,700 feet
Inversions5
Duration2:00
G-force4G
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Batman The Ride is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, Georgia, USA. It is the eighth Batman clone and the fifth to be built at a Six Flags park. The ride was built by Bolliger & Mabillard and opened on May 3, 1997.

History[edit]

On March 13, 2015, Batman The Ride began running backwards for a period of time.[1]

Design[edit]

Elements

This ride is one of many installations of the Batman model by Bolliger & Mabillard.

Color scheme[edit]

Batman The Ride was originally painted entirely black. For the 2010 season, the track was painted blue and the supports dark blue.

Trains[edit]

8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.

Incidents[edit]

In 2008, a 17 year old teenager named Asia Ferguson lost his hat while on the ride. Afterwards, he went to retrieve the hat with a friend. Asia was struck and decapitated by the car while it was travelling. His friend was not injured.[2]

References[edit]

  1. Backwards Batman Opening This Spring at Six Flags Over Georgia - NewsPlusNotes
  2. Teen Decapitated In Six Flags Accident - CBS News