Batman - The Dark Knight

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Batman – The Dark Knight
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Six Flags New England
Location Agawam, Massachusetts, USA
Status Operating since April 20, 2002
Cost $9,500,000
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Floorless Coaster
Type Steel - Floorless
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 117.8 feet
Drop 110 feet
Top speed 55 mph
Length 2600 feet
Inversions 5
Duration 2:20
HELP

Batman – The Dark Knight is a Bolliger & Mabillard floorless roller coaster located at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA. The ride was installed by Martin & Vleminckx and opened in 2002.[1]

History

Construction of the attraction began in September 2001. The name was announced in February 2002.[2]

Batman – The Dark Knight officially opened on April 20, 2002.

The ride was briefly renamed Batman: The Ride in 2008 due to a proposed new indoor Wild Mouse roller coaster by Mack Rides, called The Dark Knight Coaster at Six Flags New England. This new ride was then cancelled in April and the name was reverted to the original. However, The Dark Knight Coaster would open the following year at Six Flags Mexico.[3]

In 2022, a single rider line was added to the ride.[4]

Design

Elements

The ride features a twisted layout. A banked curve goes through the vertical loop, the zero-g roll crosses through the dive loop and the corkscrews are interlocking. The ride features a pre-drop, typical of Bolliger & Mabillard roller coasters.[5]

Trains

2 trains with 7 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 28 riders per train.

Images

References

External links


Articles on Six Flags New England
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