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|Batman The Ride|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Inverted|
|Model / product||Inverted Coaster - Batman|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed50 mph
Batman The Ride is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, USA. The ride opened on May 2, 1992 as the first inverted roller coaster in the world. It was built by Bolliger & Mabillard.
History[edit | edit source]
Batman The Ride opened on May 2, 1992. It was a new prototype inverted roller coaster based on the Batman movies. Although prior roller coasters (called suspended roller coasters) have seated riders below the track, the train swung round corners and none of them featured inversions. Batman The Ride was the first inverted roller coaster as the trains did not swing. It was also the first roller coaster to seat riders below the track and feature inversions.
On June 20, 2005, a plaque was presented to the park designating Batman The Ride a Roller Coaster Landmark by the American Coaster Enthusiasts.
From May 4, 2013 to July 7, 2013, Batman The Ride ran backwards.
Design[edit | edit source]
Batman The Ride begins with a curved drop leading into the first vertical loop. Next, it travels through a zero-g roll, and a second vertical loop. Several turns follow, and then two wing overs before the finishing brakes.
Trains[edit | edit source]
Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Batman The Ride - American Coaster Enthusiasts
- Batman The Ride Coaster Landmark Award. American Coaster Enthusiasts(Wayback archive)
- Batman: The Ride goes backward at Six Flags Great America - Kenosha News
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Roller coasters at Six Flags Great America|
|Present||American Eagle • Batman The Ride • Dark Knight • Demon • Goliath • Joker • Little Dipper • Maxx Force • Raging Bull • Sprocket Rockets • Superman Ultimate Flight • Vertical Velocity • Viper • Whizzer • X-Flight|
|Former||Déjà Vu • Gulf Coaster • Iron Wolf • Rolling Thunder • ShockWave • Tidal Wave • Ragin' Cajun • Z-Force|