Dark Knight ready for primetime at Six Flags New England

Posted Tuesday, April 9, 2002 4:41 AM | Contributed by CoasterGuy

Six Flags New England is nearly ready to roll out its new B&M floorless, Batman - The Dark Knight. Following last year's accident on Superman at the same park, where two trains collided, officials have scrutinized the safety system and are satisfied.

Massachusetts last month enacted a law that regulates ride safety under the state's department of public safety.

Read more from the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 4:43 AM
Jeff's avatar

Hahahahahahahaha. Take that, Ed Markey! Your own state managed to take care of itself without your help! One less state without its own regulation. Good form. No feds, thanks.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 7:05 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar Anyone know the details of the new fast lane system? And if they had 8" of frost instead of 4' how were they going to finish it on time if there were 4'? I'm not a construction whiz, so maybe someone could tell me what that means....

The legend lives!

Tuesday, April 9, 2002 10:56 AM
Bravo Six Flags!!! :)

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 11:14 AM

"We were very satisfied," Prouty says. "Six Flags has always been very open and willing to work with town officials on any problems."

I like the sound of that. :) Looks like Six Flags may have another winning coaster design on their hands as well.

Ready to spring into a new coaster season! :)

Tuesday, April 9, 2002 12:35 PM
That looks like its gonna be pretty nice. The color scheme is really cool.

Somedays it's just not worth chewing through the restraints.

Tuesday, April 9, 2002 1:16 PM
Thats great news, does anyone know when media day is to announce BDK to the GP? Ajrides.B&MRULES!!!! *** This post was edited by Ajrides on 4/14/2002. ***
Tuesday, April 9, 2002 1:47 PM
Regarding the person who wanted to know: The FastLane system is gonna be the same as Lo-Q [@ SFoG last season, coming to 6 new parks this season].... just renamed FastLane. You get a little "q-bot" that you scan at the rides and are told to come back at the time you "would've waited in line" but instead you can go elsewhere in the meantime. You still have to "wait" in essence, but not in the actual line. This system is most like FastPass @ Disney, although you must pay for the privlidge at Six Flags.
Tuesday, April 9, 2002 4:35 PM

Lo-q is so different and SOO much better than fastpass at disney and universal. I definitely recommend that anyone with a homepark that has this installed to get one. They say you wait the same amount of time but ive waited 17 minutes for acrophobia when there was an hour + line for it. Most rides have outcomes like this.

Tuesday, April 9, 2002 5:31 PM
If they wanted to put it "in the roller coaster industry terms," they would have mentioned the "dive loop" instead of the "drive loop."
Tuesday, April 9, 2002 6:17 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar Media day is the 19th.
How much does q-bot cost?

AC?, RB?, MF?, DD?, PR? Who can keep track of it all?


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