Posted Friday, April 19, 2002 4:55 AM | Contributed by themeparkne
Batman: Dark Knight is a huge hit with enthusiasts and media alike. The ride is a relentless G-Force experience much like other compact coasters designed by B&M. The coaster opens to the public this Saturday. See photos of Batman operating at Theme Park New England.
Batman: The Dark Knight is a great, compact ride. The elements hit you one right after another. You do feel the forces throughout the ride. And there is an abundance of air in the zero-g roll. Things to note: the lift is very steep, you can't tell by looking at it, but once you are on it, you can see how steep is really is. There is also a trim brake after the turn through the loop, but it does not affect the ride at all. This ride is just what the park needed. I preferred the back seat on this ride, really felt the forces back there. The front seat was blocked off because of the camera, maybe the front seat will be better. Only time will tell.
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The ride was great, but I was a little disappointed at it's roughness. Good lord, my ears were hurting, especially after the 2nd corkscrew. That shocked me, being brand new. The lift is very steep and it goes very quickly. The drop took my breath away, something a twisting drop doesn't usually do (although it was my first ride of any kind in 5 months). The inversions come with barely a break between them. I was thoroughly dizzy when we hit the final brakes. Also, it's quiet, no B&M Roar. That was expected, with the houses so close. They are constructing a noise wall in the southeast corner of the parking lot.
the theming looks like B:KF, with a station that SF seems to be using very often (X-Flight & Batwing, S:UF, probably others this year). The ride also looks like a mix between B:TR, B:KF, and Medusa, (te best of B&M's!). Ride looks great, very intense and compact, lot of fun in a small bag! Hope i get up to ride this one soon
Well the ride is really short. I'd imagine a 3 train op. So Maybe they don't need the extra car. Also maybe they only had X amount of room for the station leaving only Y amount of room for a train to fit.
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If you look at a lot of B&M's shorter and more compact and intense coasters, you can see that the trains only have 7 cars, i.e. Top Gun at PGA, so maybe thats the reason there isn't 8 cars??? I'm also just guessing here.
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