Although I've ridden both sides with the barrel rolls and they were the best part, I'm just glad the ride will make its return. All this talk about Six Flags really pushing to get it open soon is enlightening, before it didn't seem like they gave a damn if the ride ever ran. I'm glad I had a send off with about 10 Batman rides a week before the incident last summer and I'm ready for it to reopen once again. Although I'm sure it never got seen, I'm glad I sent a letter to Gadv that mentioned the Chiller, maybe it had some osmosis effect and was good luck.... :)
I have to admit I'm very disapointed and excited at the same time. I'm really disapointed by the way that these hills turned out but I am excited to get to ride it this season. I can't help but think however that things are going to be the same this year with the ride as years past. I'll be there opening day but I don't expect Robin to be open anytime soon nor do I expect a Batman appearance before July. I have a feeling it will take me 3 yrs to ride both sides again just like it did when it had the zero G's.
Boo! Now Mr Freeze will be the top launched coaster in the six flags chain. I would think that putting brakes after the Cobra/tophat would mitigate the problem...and would be cheaper too. On a positive note..I'm glad they're at least keeping it.
^ All a matter of opinion, but I have Batman: The Chiller on my top steel list, but not Kingda Ka.
I'm glad that they're keeping Chiller, but like someone said, why not just put a brake between the barrel rolls and the tophat/cobra roll tower? Seems that would have fixed the problem, as well as be cheaper and easier.
I rode it today. It had about a 15 min wait maybe due to KK and El Toro being closed in the morn. Overall I wasn't impressed. The launch felt weaker than usual, the cobra roll was intense but it just isn't the same without those rolls. Going backwards you get quite a bit of airtime but the hill itself feels pretty superficial, kind of like a one trick pony. When the Batman side opens I'm sure it'll feel more superficial since the tophat causes for less of a ride than the cobra roll. *** Edited 4/11/2007 12:22:58 AM UTC by OP AWESOME***
I rode CHILLER finally last Friday. The core, the most important part of the ride is still there. It's the intense launch and the giant tower inversions that drive my love for the ride I realized. The rolls just added to the craziness in the cycle. I did fine without them.