Idlewild's - I must answer without a second of hesistation. Some complain there's brakes all over it, but it just goes on and on, very out-of-control. Vekoma built it in the 80s and it was moved to Idlewild from Alton Towers in 1993. It has no describable shape and no repetitive action. Very one of a kind. Of the more familiar production models, I like the Macks (which is what The Dark Knight is), and Hershey's probably runs the best of those.
While I question why SFGAm is getting another mouse, I think the ride is an interesting direction in development of new rides for Six Flags. This ride looks like it could be in Orlando with all of the theming and a pre-show and what sounds like a good story. I guess my only question is why, with a park with capacity issues like SFGAm has, did they not build a mirror image clone, ala Primeval Whirl...
I don't really understand the theming of this ride. I did see the first new Batman movie, and they were on a subway outside. Is the whole point of this ride the fact that the subway is run with villians, and Batman needs to save whoever from destroying the Subway.
Maybe, you can have Batman getting Joker at an Aquarium, or a Zoo for goodness sakes. Maybe, this movie is all about the Subway though even though that sounds a little far-fetched.
I think they should have made the cars like Batmobiles, or motorcycles. Why in the heck a Subway car? Also, why do they have a ride come out before the movie does? Does that make any sense at all?
Here is an excerpt from my No Coaster Con Trip report:
Six Flags Great America Dark Knight cost $7.5. It will be heavily themed and have a preshow. The Cars will not stop in the station (similar to Disney). The rides story line is themed to you trying to escape Gotham City. The queue will be in the Theater Royale. Christopher Nolan, the director of Dark Knight, was extremely hands on with the theming of the ride to ensure it followed the story line of the movie. It is extremely rare for a ride themed to a movie, to be allowed to open before said movie. There will be an event at the park. Probably the 10th or 17th of May. It's not set yet. Everyone at the event received a "Font of the Line" pass for Dark Knight.
^ If you are talking about Great America, yes. They are using the Theatre Royal as the queue and preshow area for the ride. It looks like another building between the theatre and Superman will be where the ride itself is housed.