The Dark Knight Roller Coaster Debuts

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?

One Comment

  1. sara on said:

    worst ride in the park no lie… it makes skull mountain and the runaway train seem thrilling. I want my hour in lin e back. it wasnt that dark, very little theming once in the seat and no drops… yuck.


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