Batman The Dark Night

Wednesday, June 12, 2002 10:26 AM
SFNE has a new coaster Batman The Dark Knight can anyone give me the run down on the coaster and how long the lines are please give any info you know

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Wednesday, June 12, 2002 10:44 AM

Here's my review of Batman Dark Knight

Batman Dark Knight-8/10

Are group started of with a dash to Batman Dark Knight, where we had a walk on to the front seat and were ready to take flight. The ride is one of the most beautiful roller coasters I've ever seen, but would it ride ride as thrilling as it looks. The view from the front seat is beautiful. Unlike S:ROS, which is parallel to the river, B:DK is looking right at it. So you get to the you head into the B&M dip with this gorgeous view of the river with the start of a twisting drop in front of you. If only someone would capture that on camera, because that is definentaly one of the most photograhic sights I've seen on a coaster.

The first drop is very steep and wickedly twisted, you don't get much of a rush on this drop but it is still the perfect way to start of this ride. The drop goes by quick as you speed through some wonderful shrubs and trees. You take a drive into the vertical loop which is very intense so you didn't get a lot of hangtime. The dive loop and lateral turn make up for an awosome back to back stunt. Because the ride is so compact, each element is is going through another one. Combining that with the Gotham feeling you get a terror that you don't find on the other floorlesses. The Zero gravity roll through the dive loop was pure genius. This part of the ride gives some awsome hang time, making you feel like your about to collide. While excuting the zero-g-roll, you can't help but notice the wonderful job Six Flags did with the scenery. While the park does not have a Gotham area yet, Six Flags did a pretty snazy job on incorperating this dark landscaping and greenery along with other city symbols. Best way to describe it is flying through Central Park at night. Finally, the two interlocking corkscrews came, providing a some pretty good lateral g's and an unexpected suprise. That's right, Batman Dark Knight has got the "ouchy mama" effect, in which a coaster concludes with a banging elenment w/o rough transitions. The ride concludes in a quick turn into the brakes. It may be short, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a ride that delivers such non-stop thrills from lift hill to break-run.

The Dark Knight is certainly a thrilling ride with some of the most intense laterals I've experienced. There was hardly any line for this ride most of the day, but once people realised that it was a hit, its popularity grew, along with the lines.

Number of Rides: 3 Best Seat: Front

Airtime Rating: Low Best Part of the Ride:The view...oh, you mean the ride...eh...All of it

Popularity: 90% Satisfaction: 80%

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Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean

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Wednesday, June 12, 2002 10:56 AM
That's a good review! I agree, and 8 out of 10. They did an excellent job with limited space. A definate must when you attend the park. And the line is always moving, so there is no worry about that.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2002 11:16 AM

I had a line of about 50 minutes at the most and around 10 minutes at the least. I thought it was a nice coaster only too short, but adequate given the limited amount of space. Second to Superman at the park.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2002 11:28 AM

Batman:The Dark Knight is a great ride, but it's way too short. Everyone says the corkscrews are rough, but they're really not. They are if you compare them to other B&M's but its due to the power the train has going through them. I'd say it's the second best coaster at SFNE, but third best ride (Scream as number two). You must hit all three top rides, they're spectacular.

I personally think the ride is different in different places. It's a great ride all through in all places. In the front you get the flying feeling, but my personal favorite, the back, give a lot more intensity and drags you through the great elements. The zero g roll is great in any place, just like the whole ride. That element is my favorite part of the ride.

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I lost my hat on Poison Ivy. How pathetic.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2002 11:44 AM
how does this ride compare to other floorlesses

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I just want to ride as many coasters as posible

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Wednesday, June 12, 2002 12:34 PM
He he, I was with S:KoS when he lost his hat. That is nothing compared to me losing my cell on B:DK.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2002 2:18 PM
great ride, but to short. id love to see a clone go into my homepark since it would fit in nice :) 8 outta 10!

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John
Albany Entertainment:
http://home.nycap.rr.com/albanyent

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