Batman: Dark Knight soars on media day

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.

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Friday, April 19, 2002 5:07 AM
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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Friday, April 19, 2002 5:08 AM

*drooling* I have to wait 'til Sunday to ride it:(

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Friday, April 19, 2002 5:52 AM
Read my trip report in the TR Forums for more info. on the coaster. More photos will be up on TPNE later today, stay tuned!

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Friday, April 19, 2002 6:09 AM
john peck's avatar Interestimg... It has a 7-car train as opposed to the normal 8-car B&M trains.
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Friday, April 19, 2002 6:12 AM
Nice job with TPNE! Watching Batman go up got me through the off-season.

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Friday, April 19, 2002 8:02 AM
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.
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Friday, April 19, 2002 8:13 AM
Whats the theaming on this ride? Like at SFMM you go through a sewer, so whats it like on this?
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Friday, April 19, 2002 8:52 AM

No sewer. You just walk through the line, and there are cutouts of all the Batman characters along the way. Its not themed as much as everyone would think, but the landscaping looks great.

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Friday, April 19, 2002 9:26 AM
The layout looks great. I like how the zero-g roll passes under the dive loop. 7-cars is also interesting to me. Reminds me of the top gun inverts.

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Friday, April 19, 2002 11:22 AM
The station building looks quite nice. As does the general gotham scenery.

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Friday, April 19, 2002 11:24 AM

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

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Friday, April 19, 2002 12:09 PM
SFNE Freak your upset that you have to wait till Sunday to ride!? Think about us who might have to wait years till we can ride this great looking ride.

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Friday, April 19, 2002 12:11 PM

Interestimg... It has a 7-car train as opposed to the normal 8-car B&M trains.

So it does, How interesting, Anyone know why this has happened, Or was it meant to be like this??? Very Strange

BDK looks a pretty good ride, also the themeing looks top notch for a Six Flags Park(SFWOA, Please Take Note) Hopefully one day, I can get over to ride this maybe

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Friday, April 19, 2002 12:43 PM
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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Friday, April 19, 2002 1:13 PM
It may also be because the ride is so intense and face paced that the 8th. car might have had too many G's on it, or maybe too much of a chance of headbanging. I'm just taking a guess here.

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Friday, April 19, 2002 4:08 PM
looks great. can't get there 'til next weekend. i'm counting the days...
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Friday, April 19, 2002 4:35 PM
john peck's avatar I think I heard it was Only going to have two trains.
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Friday, April 19, 2002 5:32 PM

Yea only 2 trains, which i think is enough.

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Friday, April 19, 2002 5:53 PM
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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