Batman The Ride (Six Flags Great America)

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Batman The Ride
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roller coaster
Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Status Operating since May 9, 1992
Cost $7,000,000
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
Height100 feet
Drop84.5 feet
Top speed50 mph
Length2700 feet
G-force4 g

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.[1] 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. The ride costed $7 million to build.[2] 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.[3]

From May 4, 2013 to July 7, 2013, Batman The Ride ran backwards.[4]

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]

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.

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