Batman the Ride SFNO now at SFFT

Monday, August 6, 2007 2:20 PM
boblogone's avatar Blast out a cave in the quarry wall for...

BatCave:The Ride. ;)

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Monday, August 6, 2007 2:35 PM
rollergator's avatar ^"Your ride attendant today will be Alfred the butler"....

Honestly though Mike, that would blow the doors off the theming of all the other Batmans (Batmens?)...just to have the station underground like that. Too expensive I'm sure, but a fabulous idea. :)

Maybe have Weekly World News sponsor the ride and call it "Batboy's Revenge"? ;)

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Monday, August 6, 2007 2:55 PM
Hi guys, a local San Antonian here.

I was talking with an employee a few weeks ago about SKC when he told me SFFT WILL receive "Batman from the closed Six Flags".

In addition to the screamscape rumor, a member at SFFTnet said he saw black and yellow track behind the fences near RRE, so this rumor is definitely in full swing. I will try and make it to the park soon (tomorrow?) to take pics if there is indeed track.

As for locations, Im thinking the ride could be erected either inside SKC or by THBS and Scooby Doo, where there IS room. I wonder why the track is up by RRE though....maybe they will go nuts and put it on the side of the hill up there :P.


Hardcore SFFT fan since 1998
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Monday, August 6, 2007 3:41 PM
I have to agree that this is a great choice for SFFT.

Even though the same ride is in close proximity to the park, It will add to the overall SFFT experience. It's already a great park, how could an intense B&M invert make the situation worse? It won't, and even if some people do notice the similarities, they will agree that the ride makes the Fiesta Texas experience even better.

Both parks are successful are on their own right, attracting customers who are looking for either one or the other. Although yeah, a custom built invert sprawling the quarry would have been a bigger draw, it is good for a company in Six Flags financial situation to recognize opportunities like this when they are available.

Batman theming? I personally think the charm of SFFT could be lost if they go this route, as S:KC's area already does this. I say come up with something at least semi original, and stick it by the boardwalk area, where the Joker used to be. *** Edited 8/6/2007 7:42:07 PM UTC by Krypton***

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Monday, August 6, 2007 4:00 PM
Something tells me the Batman brand no longer has the value it once had so maybe Six Flags will stop recycling old, worn-out properties and replace them with new ones... or even better, something completely original. But I doubt the latter. I'm trying to think... what currently-known IP does Six Flags have access to that would work for an inverted coaster?

And BTW, I'm asking because I have no idea.

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Monday, August 6, 2007 4:44 PM
matt.'s avatar

Rob Ascough said:
Something tells me the Batman brand no longer has the value it once had so

If anything it's stronger than ever. Batman Begins was a massive worldwide hit and is generally regarded as one of the best comic-book movies ever made.

Buzz for The Dark Night which isn't out for another year is absolutely massive and will more than likely be one of the biggest films of 2008.

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Monday, August 6, 2007 9:10 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar They could call it "The Chair": A high voltage thrill ride. Wait for it... ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Monday, August 6, 2007 9:11 PM

Audioslaved said:
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.

I can say as well, I have ridden Great White along with Batman the Ride at SFOT, SFGAm, and SFStL and the SFStL had a different feeling to it because it to is a mirror image of the original.

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Monday, August 6, 2007 11:13 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar Tweety's Ultimate Flight! With the station as the Looney Tunes Playhouse and the track exits through a window and then returns to another window. And along the queue Sylvester, Bugs, Daffy and some other animatronic figures can tell us that Tweety is missing! Yes, I'm SURE this is what they will do....... :)
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 12:58 AM

Rob Ascough said:
Something tells me the Batman brand no longer has the value it once had so maybe Six Flags will stop recycling old, worn-out properties and replace them with new ones... or even better, something completely original. But I doubt the latter. I'm trying to think... what currently-known IP does Six Flags have access to that would work for an inverted coaster?

I personally hope they give the coaster a theme that goes back with the original Texas themeing of Fiesta Texas...but of course it seems Six Flags has pretty much abandoned that concept when it comes to new attractions there. (So not very likely to say the least)

*** Edited 8/7/2007 5:04:48 AM UTC by Dukeis#1***

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 2:17 AM
When I first heard this rumor, I kinda went through ideas about how SFFT could spice it up (since the park is so unique). I came up with the idea of tunneling a portion of the ride into the wall. To be more specific, the outward extended right turn/drop into the first corkscrew. Then I realized that this is a mirrored B:TR, and the whole ride would pretty much be smacked right up against the wall to achieve it.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 11:36 AM
boblogone's avatar Instead of putting the ride in the quarry wall just tunnel the queue into it.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 12:04 PM
Even though it's already been done, what better theme is there for a small inverted coaster than Batman? Batman is bigger than ever with next year's new movie.

I wish they would renew the Batman theme to more represent the new movie franchise (for all Batman inverts), but as said before, that would take some money, and any money budgeted into new attractions for SF could probably be better spent somewhere else.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 12:40 PM

Krypton said:
I have to agree that this is a great choice for SFFT.

Even though the same ride is in close proximity to the park, It will add to the overall SFFT experience. It's already a great park, how could an intense B&M invert make the situation worse? It won't, and even if some people do notice the similarities, they will agree that the ride makes the Fiesta Texas experience even better.


I agree it will be a solid addition, and smart "business move" in that SF already owns the coaster. However, aesthetically, it would be the last thing I would add to that park, and not just because there's a clone down the road. I'll explain why:

Fiesta already HAS an abundance of multilooper-type coasters, including the superior S:KC. (and also Polty and the Boomerang) Aside from the gimmick of dangling feet, BTR is really offering nothing new in the pacing department.

What the park is lacking (and for some reason northern parks seem to understand this more than southern ones) is an AIRTIME machine, like a B&M hyper.

The maligned Rattler, which is my favorite coaster at the park, is not exactly an elite woodie in the airtime department, so another woodie would also be a great choice, aesthetically.

Morgan's Steel Eel down the road was the big hit of all my San Antonio trips, my fave steel not just in San Antonio but in Texas in general - the ride I would most likely return to San Antonio for.

What could be a better way to compete with Steel Eel than an airtime-heavy B&M hyper with breathtaking dives off the cliff down into the quarry?

Bottom line is, something like a B&M hyper would make me go out of my way to plan a trip to San Antonio/Fiesta Texas - a BTR clone would not. Granted, I do have a bias preferring airtime camelbacks way more than inversions. *** Edited 8/7/2007 4:47:33 PM UTC by Frontrider***

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 12:52 PM
^But SF doesnt have that kind of money right now and an almost free additon, the only cost being assembly and theming it.

The only downside to this is that this ride is cursed!! As I said before it is the only B&M to be moved, not once but twice and the only reason it survived Katrina is it needed to continue cursing parks.


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

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 12:54 PM
matt.'s avatar I don't think many people here would prefer to see a B:TR clone over an airtime filled hyper in a perfect world, no.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 12:57 PM
I know that but SF cant necessarily afford one right now.

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

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 1:14 PM
It is sort of a strange situation for Six Flags in one way or another. SFFT is really the only park of theirs that would sort of need a ride like this. It will be interesting to see if it gets installed right away or if they store it for a year or so similar to Serial Thriller at Great Escape. Because even if they didn't want to rebuild it yet, it can't sit at SOFCO forever. Seems like Six Flags likes quick cash these days. I wonder if they considered selling it.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 1:34 PM
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Audioslaved said:
I know that but SF cant necessarily afford one right now.

Sorry, you jumped in between and I didn't quote Frontrider's post. ;)

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 1:38 PM
Isn't slightly ironic that SFNO got a coaster from Fiesta Texas in 2003 and five years later SFFT is getting a coaster from Six Flags New Orleans?

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