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  Review of The Dark Knight Roller Coaster
Posted by: Christine on Jun 2nd, 2008 2 Comments »

A roller coaster enthusiast named Pat McCabe reviewed the new Dark Knight ride at Six Flags Great Adventure (New Jersey) Six Flags Great America (Chicago) on his blog A Walk In The Park.

He enjoyed the highly-themed line and the preshow room which includes a press conference with Harvey Dent. He says that the ride is enjoyable, but he makes the point that older riders might feel a tad ripped off, which I suspected back when we first heard the details of the ride.

Go check out Pat’s review of The Dark Knight coaster. He also has several pictures of the themed line and the subway-themed cars.




  The Dark Knight Roller Coaster Debuts
Posted by: Christine on May 20th, 2008 1 Comment »

The Dark Knight Coaster LogoSix Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey has debuted the new roller coaster based on The Dark Knight. Geeks of Doom has a video from Six Flags’ PR team showing parts of the ride, and riders’ first reactions.

I’m a little worried by the woman who says it’s “gentle enough to bring all the kids.” I was hoping for a ride more like “Batman: The Ride” at Six Flags Over Georgia. It’s an intense 2 minute ride with “2 vertical loops (77 feet and 88 feet tall), 2 single corkscrews (each 40 feet long) and a one-of-a-kind heartline spin producing a feeling of weightlessness.” While the new Dark Knight coaster boasts “six 180-degree hairpin turns, climb unseen hills, plunge into pitch darkness, dip into unforeseen danger.”

Really? Dips. Hills. What am I – twelve? I was expecting something along the lines of the previous Batman ride or even the “Superman: Ultimate Flight” ride that debuted just before Superman Returns.

Granted, it is a highly themed ride featuring footage of Aaron Eckhardt as Harvey Dent shot just for the ride. And it’s an in-the-dark ride like “Space Mountain” at Disney World. Even so, I was expecting more. Anyone else disappointed by the lack of excitement in the ride?




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