Batman the Ride SFNO now at SFFT

Saturday, August 4, 2007 6:08 PM

Arson said:
I wouldn't mind B:TR going into SFFT... if the theming is done right.

If the ride does get installed, I think it would be great if it got a theme that fit with the rest of Fiesta Texas...not another Batman. *** Edited 8/4/2007 10:10:26 PM UTC by Dukeis#1***

Saturday, August 4, 2007 7:04 PM
matt.'s avatar I don't think anybody would argue that a new theme would be great as long as it was done properly and was, you know...relatively cool. But again doubt the odds are strong for that one.
Saturday, August 4, 2007 7:19 PM
Olsor's avatar ^^What theme would fit with the rest of Fiesta Texas? You've got a superhero, a ghost, a Looney Tunes character, a snake, a skateboarder, a roller skate, and a generic boomerang. ;)
Saturday, August 4, 2007 9:34 PM
matt.'s avatar I think ideally it would depend on what part of the park it was in, but as long as it made me say "hey that's cool" I don't really care how much it would "fit in."
Saturday, August 4, 2007 9:58 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar They should intertwine it with Supes (if possible) and make it a Superman villain...Kryptonite.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Saturday, August 4, 2007 10:02 PM
They would probably be okay if they don’t call it Batman the Ride. If they paint it and change the name the GP wouldn't put 2 and 2 together. Theme it after Dora to get the families in ;).

Timbers crew 08

Sunday, August 5, 2007 8:33 AM
I really don't think this is going to make a difference. People go to SFFT for the rides/shows, people go to SWT for the shows and to see the aqua life. The rides are an added bonus.

A day at the park is what you make it!

Sunday, August 5, 2007 10:10 AM
eightdotthree's avatar It is funny though that the state, even though its a big one, will have three coasters that are exactly the same. I think they should pull away from the Batman theme myself and fit it in with the park better, but that probably won't happen.
Sunday, August 5, 2007 12:12 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Hey 8.3 - I'm not about to do the research but I bet that's not so unusual...especially when you add kiddie coasters into the equation.

Besides...three Batmen, three flumes, three tilt-o-whirls, three whatevers. MOST people dont care!

Sunday, August 5, 2007 12:55 PM
I have to go the purist route on this. Its should stay as B:TR with improved theming and NO sructure covering it.

This coaster design was supposed to be based on the Batwing flying out of control. Put it in a structrue then you just have a bat trapped in a barn.

It also doen't make sense to change the theme because that specific coaster (and SF clones) is synonymous to Six Flags. Outside of the chain (Or at Sea World) it can be called anything they want.

I guess La Ronde has Vampire. But that's in Canada.

This realy plays on the ignorance of San Antonio if they can't see it is practically the same ride with a different name.

Looking at Google Earth, I can see a couple of open areas they can shoehorn it in.

Thanks for another great season, VF!

Sunday, August 5, 2007 9:44 PM
matt.'s avatar

WildThingNative said:
It also doen't make sense to change the theme because that specific coaster (and SF clones) is synonymous to Six Flags. Outside of the chain (Or at Sea World) it can be called anything they want.

The majority of the folks who go to SFFT aren't going to care in the least.

I can see a select few guests being a bit miffed when they realize it's the same coaster down the street but the idea that the B:TR layout should always be labeled B:TR because it's "synonymous with Six Flags" is just silly. Why would any soccer mom and her kids care?

If anything they'll use the B:TR theme because it's easy and they won't have to design all new merchandise.

Sunday, August 5, 2007 9:56 PM
john peck's avatar I saw this coming as soon as heard Batman was being taken down at SFNO, and Serial Thriller being stored at Great Escape. Where I'd rather see this thing replace T2 (which can be melted in my opinion), it will be a great "new" ride to market for the park. That is, of course, if the park is indeed building it at SFFT.

I wonder if Serial Thriller will get put up for 08, since we are on the subject of relocated inverteds.

Sunday, August 5, 2007 10:22 PM
Mamoosh's avatar This realy plays on the ignorance of San Antonio if they can't see it is practically the same ride with a different name.

Those that know its the same won't care.

Sunday, August 5, 2007 11:51 PM
They should erect it @ SFFT. They should go ride ahead and test the public. The public will enjoy and be thrilled with it.
Sunday, August 5, 2007 11:58 PM
My dad has ridden 4 or 5 BTR's and he thought the one at SFMM was completly different and he has done about 140 coasters. So if he is fooled I am sure the general public will be fooled to.

Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers

Monday, August 6, 2007 12:00 AM
Is there really not much space between the Tony Hawk footprint and the quarry wall? Can a B:TR fit between Tony Hawk and Scooby Doo at the Boardwalk?
Monday, August 6, 2007 9:45 AM

matt. said:

It doesn't seem like something that would seem super obvious to a non-enthusiast but maybe that's just me.

Since people think that Raptor, Batman and Dueling Dragons are all the same exact ride (yeah, I've actually heard that), I'm sure non-enthusiasts will put it together, even if there's nothing to put together in this case. Which there is. ;)

Monday, August 6, 2007 10:24 AM
matt.'s avatar ^I was more referring to one version being a mirror image of the other for that statement. Sorry, I should have clarified.

But still, you're right, people just aren't that observant generally. How many people are going to stand in line for SFFT's new B:TR and ask "Does this one go upside down?"

Monday, August 6, 2007 11:18 AM
We got "Vampire" instead of "Batman: The Ride" at La Ronde cause Six Flags was scared they would get flamed by a local newspaper. They would have claimed they were "defacing an Expo 67 symbol by americanising it". Yes, I'm serious... Same reason why in 2005 we had that large green thing called Rimambelle instead of the Looney tunes.

That newspaper (Journal de Montreal) is a sensationalistic rag that is always up for beating on La Ronde. They also happen to be the most read newspaper in Montreal... *** Edited 8/6/2007 3:21:03 PM UTC by Absimilliard***

Monday, August 6, 2007 11:42 AM
rollergator's avatar LOL...just curious how many people would be complaining even more had SFFT gotten SFAW's SLC instead...

I mean, at least THAT wouldn't be a (gasp!) "clone"... ;)


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