Dark Knight (Six Flags Great Adventure)

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The Dark Knight Coaster
Dark Knight (Six Flags Great Adventure) 2012 01.jpg
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
Statistics
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Enclosed - Wild Mouse
Product Wild Mouse Compact Mobile, Rev. 2
Riders per train 4
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Length 1213 feet
Inversions 0
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The Dark Knight Coaster is an enclosed 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.

History

The ride opened on May 15, 2008 to coincide with the release of the hit movie, The Dark Knight, which was due for release in July that year. 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'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 op would bang the height stick against the door, which stopped being done by 2016 due to concerns from the state. Afterwards, it's off to the station.

Design

Trains

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

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