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UltimateRollerCoaster.com has the news about a planned Dark Knight-themed roller coaster for the Six Flags parks. The coaster is expected to cost $7.5 million and will be the first indoor roller coaster at Six Flags New England. The coaster is also in the works for Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey and Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL.
According to UltimateRollerCoaster.com,
Six Flags says the excitement begins as guests venture through demented hallways of twists, turns and hallucinatory images, while they are tormented by The Joker himself. Then as they set foot onto a distressed, vandalized train platform, they can only guess at what awaits them as they speed through six 180-degree hairpin turns, climb unseen hills, plunge into pitch darkness and dip into unforeseen danger. And of course, in the midst of all this chaos it’ll be up to Batman himself to save you.
Of course, the coaster will be opened to coincide with the release of The Dark Knight in July 2008. As far as I’ve read, it will not be replacing the original Batman roller coaster (at left) at any of the parks. If it will be worth the three hour ride from my house to Six Flags New England, we’ll see.