Batman The Ride (Six Flags Great Adventure)

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Batman The Ride
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Six Flags Great Adventure
Location Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Status Operating since May 1, 1993
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Inverted
Product Batman
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1280
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 105 feet
Drop 80 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 2693 feet
Inversions 5
Drop angle 59°
Duration 1:30
G-Force 4.9 G
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Batman The Ride is an inverted roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, USA. This ride, along with many other copies, was designed and built by Bolliger & Mabillard. It opened on May 1, 1993.[1]

History

The Batmobile and updated entrance sign in 2021.

In 1992, Six Flags Great Adventure rethemed their Fun Fair section to Action Town, and introduced the Batman Stunt Show. Later, they announced the addition of Batman The Ride, which had been a popular favourite at Six Flags Great America that year, in the coming year. To advertise, the Batmobile and a video screen showing footage of the Six Flags Great America version were put up in Action Town. Construction began shortly afterward.

On May 1, 1993, Batman The Ride opened at Six Flags Great Adventure in the newly-christened Movietown section, replacing Lightnin' Loops. The queue line was themed to Gotham City, with a sign for Wayne Enterprises, a crashed cop car, graffiti, and a storm drain tunnel all elements in the set piece. The station was themed to the Batcave and featured the Batsuit. The queue line and station played Danny Elfman's score and Prince's soundtrack from the 1989 Batman movie directed by Tim Burton. Also, before guests departed the station, they would hear a recording of Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Gough) telling riders to "hold on tight, it's going to be a bumpy ride," referring to the storyline of the ride about guests escaping on one of Batman's many vehicles.

In 2004, the park started removing the extensive theming in the queue and changed the track's colour scheme from black to yellow. However, the score and soundtrack in the queue station still remain, as of May 2019.

Design

Elements

Trains

2 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in 2 rows, for a total of 64 riders per train.

References

External links


Articles on Six Flags Great Adventure
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