Artist drawings of Dark Knight coaster.

Sunday, January 20, 2008 6:55 PM
Someone snapped some pics at no coaster con of the new Dark Knight coaster. I am pretty impressed on how the entrance building to get in line is going to look. (Gotham City Railroad)

http://sfgamworld.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=145547#145547

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Sunday, January 20, 2008 7:48 PM
Wow that looks like it could end up really terrific.
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Sunday, January 20, 2008 8:39 PM
What do you guys think is the best wild mouse coaster? I have not been on one.
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Sunday, January 20, 2008 8:59 PM
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.
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Sunday, January 20, 2008 9:07 PM
wow, I'm definitely impressed by the concept art. The cars look amazing too. Hopefully it turns out as good as it looks!
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Sunday, January 20, 2008 10:00 PM
My favorite wild mouse (non-themed or indoors) is the Mack-made Wild Mouse at Hersheypark. It is just way out of control. They most frequently run it without the block brakes on as well.
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Sunday, January 20, 2008 10:06 PM
The Mad Mouse from Myrtle Beach Pavilion. It's at NASCAR SpeedPark now. But, I don't know how it runs there.
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Sunday, January 20, 2008 10:36 PM
Why in the world is SFGAm getting this coaster? Its exactly the same layout as the Ragin Cajun but sans spin and in the dark. Consider me unimpressed, although Ill hope for the best.
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Sunday, January 20, 2008 11:00 PM
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...
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Monday, January 21, 2008 12:07 AM
will Six Flags be able to afford all the effects for this ride, they are looking to cut 60 million out of the budget. I dont have any faith in six flags themeing anymore.
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Monday, January 21, 2008 1:46 AM
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?

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Monday, January 21, 2008 3:09 AM

Spinout said:

I think they should have made the cars like Batmobiles, or motorcycles. Why in the heck a Subway car?


1. Why in the heck would there be multiple small batmobiles or motorcycles going about in the Gotham City Railroad system? Subway vehicles make more sense and is more ride theme/story relevant.

If you look closely at the plans, you can see that the Royal Theatre is being transformed into a queue house themed as the GCR (Gotham City Railroad).

2. Thankful you weren't part of the "design" team for this coaster.

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Monday, January 21, 2008 6:44 AM
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.

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Monday, January 21, 2008 9:35 AM
I am guessing the theming is the same for the GADV version as well. Well besides the que?
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Monday, January 21, 2008 11:20 AM
Was there any indication as to where in the park this was going?
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Monday, January 21, 2008 11:48 AM
^ 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.
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Monday, January 21, 2008 11:49 AM
http://rollercoasterfreak.com/2008_ACE_Events/No_Coaster_Con/05/IMGP7180.JPG

The queue is in the Theatre Royale.
*** Edited 1/21/2008 4:49:38 PM UTC by Jason Hammond***

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Monday, January 21, 2008 8:07 PM
I heard SIerra Sidewinder was the best wild mouse from several people. Anyone else agree?
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Monday, January 21, 2008 9:47 PM
I like Exterminator at Kennywood.. that's out of control and you never know where you are. Seems this could fall in to that likeness.. better theming I hope? Maybe a little more padding also..
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008 1:43 PM
Kick the sky. I am talking about the one going into Great Adventure. I was wondering if the theming for the Great Adventure one was going to be the same.
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