Batman - Knight Flight at SFWOA

Tuesday, May 27, 2003 7:29 AM
Is this a B and M floorless or is it a B and M inverted coaster like Batman the Ride at SFGAM?? The six flags web page shows it to be an inverted coaster. Is this right??
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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 7:30 AM
It's a floorless. Welcome to generic branding.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 7:31 AM
It's floorless. Check RCDB.

One of the "floorless four" in 2000.

Six Flags has been known to put pictures on their website/brochures that don't match the coasters being referred to.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 7:41 AM
I thought so, just wanted to make sure. I am going to CP this summer for a week and thought of stopping by SFWOA for a day. Looking at the dates on their coasters, they debuted 4 Coasters in 2000. Man is that a record?? that summer must have been insane. Given 1 is a kiddie coaster but still. Batman and Villian must have had a decent price tag and then a LIM in superman. wow. It must have been a construction frenzy. Anyhow, thanks a lot
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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 7:42 AM
IMHO....the best floorless I've ridden....looking at the Kraken thread has me wondering, "which BKF did these people ride"? Kraken certainly is a beautiful ride to behold, very scenic....but I'll take the layout and ride experience of BKF after *one* visit to SFWoA, by a wide margin...apparently this is just another example of the *just me* phenomenon...;)
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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 7:49 AM
BKF is growing on me, but I hated it at first. I love the high-G turns after the loop, but it needs a zero-G roll. And, as pretty as cobra rolls look, I've never found them to be any fun, apart from Alpengeist's.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 8:08 AM
Y'all should have seen the SFWoA site before the season started. They had two flying coasters according to the site. For S:UE they had a picture of S:UF from SFoG. Then they had the Batman thing screwed up. I also think they had one of the Deja Vu's up for a pic of Mind Eraser.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 8:11 AM
While I can't comment in relation to other floorlesses (B:KF is my only one), it is one of my favorite looping rides.

For me, the money seat is the front right. I love the way it feels like it tries to pitch you off as it banks hard right (over the swamp) for the first drop.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 8:30 AM

Tuffy303 said:
Looking at the dates on their coasters, they debuted 4 Coasters in 2000. Man is that a record?? that summer must have been insane...... wow. It must have been a construction frenzy.

Yes Tuffy, SFWoA was an absolute war zone back at the end of the Geauga Lake era in 1999. I remember visiting the park in mid-September of 1999 and the park already had started preparation for the big Six Flags transformation. The old Wave pool was demolished, the entire Rainbow Island kiddieland was removed, the Rotor was taken down, marker flags were everywhere for Villain (whose site had also been prepared and rumors of the Double Loop's removal ran rampant), the Casino and Mirage were dismantled, the old games arcade was levelled, and signs were everywhere stating "Pardon our dust, we are building more fun for you" with Sylvester and Tweety on them. It really was strange to see the park in such disarray.

2000 saw over $40 million in new additions when the park became Six Flags Ohio, including the four coasters Batman Knight Flight, Villain, Superman ultimate Escape, and Roadrunner Express. A seven-ride Zamperla kids package was unveiled in the new Looney Tunes Boomtown along with a slide complex and foam ball arena. A new (albeit smaller) wave pool replaced the old one in a new location behind the Skyscraper. The monorail was slightly re-routed. A new go-kart track was added, a new entrance area including a large gift shop was added, theming (I use that term loosely) was used throughout the park, and Geauga Lake was now in the "big leagues". 2000 was the park's best season in my opinion. Ever since the Sea World acquisition, it seems like they've been searching for a way to get on track. The return of a killer whale, the marketing of "family attractions", and new water slides is a good start.

Although I've only been there once this summer, it seems like the park has acknowledged the fact they need more than just a new ride to draw people in.... and I sincerely hope they stick with that outlook. The employees seemed friendly and the park was very clean. Still not sure how ride operations and capacity issues will be addressed (if there's a need), but Opening Weekend was a great way to kick off the year on a positive note. If they start slipping however, you can probably add a lot more people to the list that will "drive past Six Flags to get to Cedar Point".

ray p.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 3:34 PM

It's not just you Bill

I simply adore the ride. Such a unique layout. It doesn't just turn you upside down as many times as possible. It has great other elements and a vast array of forces.

It whips the pants off of Medusa.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 3:42 PM

rollergator said:
IMHO....the best floorless I've ridden.... Kraken certainly is a beautiful ride to behold, very scenic....but I'll take the layout and ride experience of BKF after *one* visit to SFWoA, by a wide margin...apparently this is just another example of the *just me* phenomenon...;)
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I fault BKF for not having a zero-G roll. BIG major point loss IMHO. Other than that, a great ride agreed.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 3:48 PM
After Chillers backwards Zero G all others pale in comparison.

I'll take B:KF's overbanked turn, airtime, and nutso first drop over Medusa's (meh) zero g any day of the week.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 3:59 PM
BKF....is the best floorless IMO...since ive been on S:KC..Medusa east...Kraken and B:DK... i can say its by far my favorite or tied with S:KC.....Thank God BKF is at my homepark..Front seat is best! and the coaster is a must ride...for hints on riding front seat over and over..go on wed-thurs-sunday!
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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 4:07 PM
BKF is easily my favorite ride in the park (and Big Dipper coming in a respectable #2). I love the forces on the turns in the backseat-far left, just maahhhvelous.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 5:22 PM
Ah, my favorite looper. :) So many complain about the standard B&M order of inversions, yet when B&M plops down a unique ride, it gets little attention. The first drop is amazing, and the sheer intensity of the ride make this their strongest floorless effort IMO.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 9:14 PM
I know I've said this before, Brent, but I find Chiller's Zero-G in either direction kind of meh.

I do wish B:KF had a zero-g, but it too beat Kraken for me. Kraken is nice and has some really great elements, but a) it's too similar to Medusa for my tastes, b) it lacks the intensity that BKF has, especially in the turn after the loop.

Actually B:DK is probably my second fav. floorless, just because it also packs some good intensity that Kraken and Medusa lack.

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*** This post was edited by ApolloAndy 5/28/2003 3:02:10 PM ***

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 9:42 PM
I've been on two floorless beasts, Scream! and the Knight Flight, and the latter is in my opinion - the choiciest of the two.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 4:34 PM
this was my number one floorless coaster until I got all those rides on Kraken. I guess when I go back this yr. Batman will get his spotback.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 5:35 PM
ray p.

Why go to Six Flags, when the greatest park in the world is only an hour away?

Because Six Flags is a park you can do in a day and not have to put up with long lines on every single ride.True CP makes up for it, but when you just wanna go up from Pittsburgh and have fun and come back in the same day, plus you don't have to pay for the waterpark. I agree that CP is a much better park, but SFWOA is definatly worth the trip especially if you like me and have friends who for their first time out to a park for the season, going up 42 stories isn't something they will do just yet. For the most part Sic Flags has short lines in June and has my 2 favorite coasters B:KF and X-Flight. Also with all the discounts they are offering, its not a bad thing to go up and enjoy it for just 20 bucks.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 6:13 PM
Why go to Six Flags, when the greatest park in the world is only an hour away?

Our family's main reason is that we are SF season's pass holders. I hate to admit it, but we actually drove an hour past CP to visit SFWOA! Not one of us regretted it either. The kids are 3,7 & 8 and absolutely loved it! And me and my wife rode B:KF several times in the front seat..... I must say it's an absolutley awesome ride. I prefer the outside front seat as the seat of choice (feet don't ever touch that protruding metal part in the center & the ride seems a little more forcefull).

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