Batman the Ride SFNO now at SFFT

Tuesday, August 7, 2007 2:28 PM
rollergator's avatar Frontrider said:

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.

THIS is the better argument against the ride - the "too many inversions" question...for non-inverting rides, SFFT has the outdated and over-restrained Rattler, a mine ride, a spinning coaster, and a kiddie coaster....honestly, the addition of THBS was probably the reason they COULD add the feet-dangly B&M without going overboard on inversions...but I still see your point. For cost-effectiveness AND for ride quality (considering Rattler's condition here), I'd go with a wooden coaster for pure airtime over the B&M though...

Send a copy of Phoenix back to TX instead? ;)

*** Edited 8/7/2007 6:32:05 PM UTC by rollergator***

Tuesday, August 7, 2007 3:52 PM
I'd be sooo there! :)
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 3:59 PM
SF Bought the Japanese Batman, They own it. Most of the rides at SFNO were under lease with the park but Batman wasn't.

It's a logical move.


Tuesday, August 7, 2007 10:24 PM
A couple things people have to remember......

1. Remember, not everyone has been to Sea World.

2. People who have never been to SFFT still think the Rattler goes upside down. (yes...when i was a ride op there, people asked me that)

3. The average person who isn't a coaster buff doesnt even know the difference.

4. The drop to the right vs. the drop to the left will make the general *non-coaster enthusiast* think it's a totally different coaster.

5. Remember, Six Flags is not trying to people like you*the enthusiast*, they are trying to attract a families. *** Edited 8/8/2007 2:27:19 AM UTC by ArizonaGuy***

Tuesday, August 7, 2007 11:06 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Who's to say SFFT isn't getting Batman and a Hyper next year?
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 11:23 PM
rollergator's avatar ^Mark Shapiro... ;)
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 11:45 PM
I saw they get Ultra Twister, that thing has the greatest drop of all time.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 11:46 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Batman is paid for...they only have to cover the cost of moving and construction. Can't be more than a million or so.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 12:10 AM
matt.'s avatar

Mamoosh said:
Who's to say SFFT isn't getting Batman and a Hyper next year?

I'm not going to be reading this on scream scape tomorrow am I?

Wednesday, August 8, 2007 1:00 AM
Mamoosh's avatar LOL. Actually I hear they're gonna get 1/2 of SFGAm's old Arrow multi-looper. Not sure if it's Shock or Wave ;)
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 1:11 AM
Then they are going to have to head out to the Zion scrapyard and hope it's still there. :)

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007 8:29 AM
Here's a personal account from a member at SFFTnet:

"well anyway so im driving to the rim today and saw these huge trucks heading into six flags with parts of a rollercoaster on them. I drove back over to six flags to get a glance and the parts were yellow and black. Also some grey ones. So i almost jumped out of my seat relized that they are most likely the parts to the batman ride, so i went into the park and rode the Crow's nest to get a good look and to my surprise they have parts of the ride behind poltergeist."

This makes total sence as a) BTR at SFNO had black track, yellow rails, and grey supports, and b) SFFT's storage area is just adjacent to Poltergeist. Hmmm...

Hardcore SFFT fan since 1998
Thursday, August 9, 2007 1:39 PM
Well that area has been used for storage before. It will be interested to see if any construction work begins towards the end of this season or if they just store it there for now. The area around Poltergeist and the spinner does seem to be the most likely area they'd place the ride. But it will still probably be a tight squeeze.
Thursday, August 9, 2007 3:04 PM
rollergator's avatar ^Assuming there was foresight, they mighta installed THBS in such a way as to ensure *just enough space* for the, B&M invert.

Did I just assume too much? ;)

Thursday, August 9, 2007 4:30 PM
Foresight and Six Flags..? ;)
Thursday, August 9, 2007 4:38 PM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
They could call it "The Chair": A high voltage thrill ride. Wait for it...

The ride *is* moving to Texas....
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Thursday, August 9, 2007 9:35 PM
^^ You didnt hear Six Flags hired Pyschics to help make all future decisions.

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Thursday, August 9, 2007 9:50 PM
If it fits between Poltergeist and Scooby Doo, I'm amazed. It would work better as an odd ball in the theming rather than between Scooby Doo and Tony Hawk.
Thursday, August 9, 2007 10:43 PM
I'm guessing Its pretty clear that batman is at the park...

Friday, August 10, 2007 3:15 AM
As I've stated on Fiesta Texas Online:

And the pieces aren't just for storage. Think about it, there are parts of the parking lot, way in the back, that could be used, because they rarely get used. Also there is the employee parking which is adjacent to the main parking lot. Not only that, but they would have plenty of room in the back of the park near Tony to store it. They were placed there probably due to proximity. This does seem to rule out the possibility of it being behind Polty and Scooby. The following image seems to be one of the most likely locations due to proximity to midway (path beneath lift and drop to Tony's exit plaza), and the proximity of the track being stored:


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