Batman The Ride (Six Flags Great Adventure)

Roller coaster
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Batman The Ride
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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
Statistics
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
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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]

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 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 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 fountain, a crashed police car, graffiti, junk 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.[2]

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.

Batman The Ride ran backwards halfway through the 2015 season.[3]

The ride was repainted for the 2022 season.[4]

Design

Elements

Colour scheme

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

Trains

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.

Images

Queue line

Exterior

Layout

References

External links


Articles on Six Flags Great Adventure
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