Batman The Ride (Six Flags Great Adventure)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Batman The Ride
Six Flags Great Adventure
Location Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 40°08′09″N 74°26′38″W / 40.135755°N 74.443928°W / 40.135755; -74.443928
Park section Movietown
Status Operating since May 1, 1993
Rider height 54 inch minimum
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Batman
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Inverted
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 1:40
G-Force 4.9 G

Batman The Ride is a steel 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]


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 that year, they announced the addition of Batman The Ride, which had been a popular favorite at Six Flags Great America that year, in the following year. To advertise the ride, 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.[2][1]

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 fountain, a crashed police car, graffiti, junk and a storm drain tunnel with all elements in the set piece. The station was themed to the Batcave and featured the Batsuit.[1] 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.[3][4]

In 2004, the park started removing the extensive theming in the queue (most notably the police car) and changed the track's color scheme from black to yellow.[1] However, the score and soundtrack in the queue station still remain, as of May 2019.

The ride ran backwards under the moniker Batman The Ride Backwards in 2015. The experience was offered from 4th of July weekend through Labor Day weekend.[5][6]

The ride was repainted for the 2022 season.[7]



Colour scheme

Yellow track and dark purple supports. The ride first opened with black track and supports, but also yellow rails.


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


Queue line




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Batman The Ride". GreatAdventureHistory.
  2. "Batman The Ride Construction". GreatAdventureHistory.
  3. "Batman the Ride, a new technology in fun at Six Flags". Citizens Voice. August 1, 1993. p. 88. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  4. "Holy Gut-Wrencher! Batman the Ride!".
  5. "Batman roller coaster goes into reverse gear this summer at Six Flags Great Adventure".
  6. "Six Flags Great Adventure Announces Batman: The Ride - Backwards". News Plus Notes. 2015-03-24. Retrieved 2024-02-18.
  7. "Six Flags Great Adventure Announces the Return of Medusa + Tons of 2022 Changes". NewsPlusNotes. 2022-03-06. Retrieved 2022-03-07.

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