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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Product||Inverted Coaster (Batman)|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Inverted|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||50 mph|
Batman The Ride is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, Georgia, USA. It is the eighth Batman clone and the fifth one to be built at a Six Flags park. The ride opened on May 3, 1997.
This was the park's first Bolliger & Mabillard roller coaster. In the following years, Six Flags Over Georgia had built three others, which were Georgia Scorcher, Superman Ultimate Flight and Goliath.
In late 1996, Six Flags Over Georgia announced that Batman The Ride would be added along with a new Gotham City area. It opened for the first time on May 3, 1997.
On March 13, 2015, Batman The Ride began running backwards for a limited time.
In 2020, Batman The Ride was given a new entrance and the first half of the queue line was reduced to make room for Catwoman Whip. All original theming in this area had to be removed. This meant there was no fountain, no Gotham City Park sign, no Bruce Wayne plaque and no Gotham Public Works banner. Despite these changes, the second half of the queue line was left untouched and still has the original theming. This includes the sewer tunnel, extended queue area and station.
This ride is one of many installations of the Batman type of the Inverted Coaster model by Bolliger & Mabillard.
Batman The Ride was originally painted entirely black. For the 2010 season, the track was painted blue and the supports dark blue.
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.
- On May 26, 2002, a 58-year-old Six Flags employee was struck in the head and killed by the dangling legs of a 14-year-old girl after he wandered into the ride's path after entering a locked, no-access area during the ride's operation. The passenger that killed the employee was hospitalized with leg injuries and released.
- On June 28, 2008, a 17-year-old boy lost his hat while on the ride. Afterwards, he went to retrieve the hat with a friend by climbing a 6 foot tall fence into a restricted area. He was then struck and decapitated by an oncoming train while it was travelling. His friend was not injured.
- Batman The Ride on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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