Dark Knight (Six Flags Great Adventure)

Roller coaster in the United States
Watch the on-ride POV
The Dark Knight Coaster
The exterior of the building that houses the coaster
Six Flags Great Adventure
Location Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Park section Movietown
Status Operating since May 15, 2008
Cost $7,500,000 USD
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Product Wild Mouse Compact Mobile, Rev. 2
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Enclosed - Wild Mouse
Riders per train 4
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Length 1213 feet
Inversions 0

The Dark Knight Coaster is an enclosed steel wild mouse roller coaster designed by Mack Rides located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, USA.[1] It opened in 2008, along with a similar roller coaster at Six Flags Great America.


On September 27, 2007, it was announced that The Dark Knight Coaster would be coming to three Six Flags parks. One of these parks was Six Flags Great Adventure.[2]

The ride opened on May 15, 2008 to coincide with the release of the hit movie, The Dark Knight, which was scheduled for release in July of that year.[3] The ride replaced Movietown Water Effect and the long-troubled Batman And Robin: The Chiller, to many outraged fans.

The pre-show, which is currently running on and off, depicts a report for Gotham City's subway line, which is then interrupted by a press conference held by Harvey Dent, where he ensures the citizens of Gotham that the city will be safe. One attendant asks about the joker cards being found at crime scenes; shortly afterwards, the conference is hijacked by none other than The Joker himself, showcasing clips from old movies and edited footage of the conference, along with a standby screen reading "I Believe in Harvey Dent." During the hijacking, a ride operator would bang the height stick against the door, which stopped being done by 2016 due to concerns from the state of New Jersey. Afterwards, it is off to the loading station.



8 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car.



  1. Dark Knight Opening Photos - NewsPlusNotes
  2. "'The Dark Knight' Themed Roller Coaster Coming To Three Six Flags Theme Parks In 2008". Ultimate Rollercoaster.
  3. "Dark Knight Coaster". GreatAdventureHistory.

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