how is batman and robin the chiller with lap bar

Thursday, June 27, 2002 8:27 AM
i have been to the park twice and the ride looks great but it has the longest lines in the park so i have not got to ride. which side is better and is the ride different with lap bars

I just want to ride as many coasters as posible

Thursday, June 27, 2002 8:35 AM
Well yesterday there were no lines for it, but that's because the ride was closed. There was a whole crew of workers on it the entire day and even a rather large crane there too. Anybody know what they are working on?

Men are like parking spaces... the good ones are all taken and the rest are handicapped or too far away.

Thursday, June 27, 2002 9:05 AM

i rode it, man was the wait long, six flags crews seem to be the slowest then any other crew, i think they should start paying them based on the amount of dispaches they have! there were like 15-20 cycles infront of me in line(line started right where u go inside) and i waited about 45 min to hour, but it was pretty cool, its a lil freaking sitting in the back going through the twist backwards with only a lapbar! but aside from that pretty much the same

PS, there is absoutly whatsoever NO legroom im 5'10 and 150'lbs i could BARLY fit, i had to have both my legs squised together, if your any taller then me, save yourself the hastle and dont ride(i was in like the last car but the front row) it was HORRIBLE

Thursday, June 27, 2002 9:17 AM

The front row corners of each of the cars have some odd protrusion on the floor that makes fitting a bit awkward, I've found. I'm also 5' 10".

The ride itself, though, is a huge improvement over what it once was. I still prefer Flight of Fear, just because I found it to be more disorienting, but The Chiller is certainly an amazing experience now.

~~~ Maddy ~~~

Thursday, June 27, 2002 9:17 AM
djhush, I haven't been on the Six Flags rides, but on Flight of Fear at Kings Island there are three distinctly different legroom configurations in each car. Right side, front seat (of any car) has almost no space at all, left side front seat is better, and there is significantly more room in the back seats of each car.

Don't know if the Six Flags rides are like this, but this is true after the modifications Paramount made for the 2002 season.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Thursday, June 27, 2002 11:43 AM
I rode Mr. Freeze @ SFStL this season in the front right and a back left, and noticed a difference similar to what Dave has mentioned.

"drop rides, not bombs."

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 12:05 PM

The Chiller is now a God.

They were working on the LIMs...what else?

-Kyle Brylczyk
KoRn - Untouchables, June 11th, 2002

Thursday, June 27, 2002 12:22 PM
Ive ridden both sides with lap bars, and I believe that the Batman side is better. The top hat is just awesome...and yes, the ride is MUCH better with lap bars.
Thursday, June 27, 2002 12:56 PM
im planning a trip to sfgadv 4th o july weekend do you think it will be open by then

I just want to ride as many coasters as posible

Thursday, June 27, 2002 6:53 PM
The lap bars are a big improvement (IMO). I never really liked the ride was just too painful for my liking...but, now I really like the ride.
Last season I was 2 trains from riding Robin and it broke...I have yet to witness it running this season.
I have only sat in the front seat on the Batman side...I enjoyed it so much that I figured there's no point in sitting anywhere else. I prefer the left side of the 'train'.
The view of the track below you as you exit the top hat is really awesome and when you enter the twist (?...what's it called?) if you are on the left side of the train it looks like you are going to smash right into the support/track...very COOL!
I personally don't enjoy the ride backwards very much but, at least it doesn't hurt anymore!
The wait for the ride has always been long, I think I've always waited atleast 1 and 1/2 hours to ride it.
Also, the seating area inside the train is very awkward. I've noticed that many people have a hard time getting into and out of the train. The space you have to step on is very small.

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 6:57 PM
It is now one of the best rides in the park. I prefer the Batman side because of the Tophat. I would expect Chiller to be open very soon. This is just a general maintainance issue. I believe the fins were warped from the heat and are being replaced on the spike. Btw- I think Batman is fine. They just can't run it with the workers up there.
Friday, June 28, 2002 7:39 AM
I finally got to ride Mr. Freeze at SFStL the other night and loved it. What used to give me a massive headache now is a lot of fun and I can see to the side! Do they use the same cars on Freeze and Chiller?

Wood - Raven
Steel - Millennium Force
Generic, isn't it?

Friday, June 28, 2002 7:58 AM

I have only ridden the Batman side with lap bars, and here's my honest assessment:

First off, I think that the restraint system is good, but a little overboard. I honestly don't see what purpose the seat belt serves except for slowing down the launch time from people either sitting on it or not figuring out how to attach it. Hopefully, it will go the way of the former Nitro lap bar clip (R.I.P.).

Now, as for the ride itself, I was surprised to find that the ride itself wasn't actually changed all that much. The launch is thrilling and smooth, and the first time through the top hat has an exhilirating amount of freedom. However, once the train hit the inline roll, I was reminded of one very strange point: the ride still has the ability to throw you around. The trip backwards through the roll confirmed this, though it is admittedly a very strange feeling. There is no pain in the least, nor discomfort, but the fact that the train throws you around that much with that little restraint is, like I said, a unique feeling. Not so much DANGER, not quite overt THRILL. I can't really find the words to describe it (as you can tell!)

Overall, I think the ride is a definite improvement over the heyday of the shoulder harness, but there seemed, at least to me, that was a little something missing that kept it, in my opinion, from being the "amazing" experience everyone else is describing it as. Don't get me wrong...I loved the Chiller when it had harnesses and I think it's even better just didn't quite affect me that much.

But hey, that's just me. Ride it and see for yourself.

[Nitro Dave -- 74 Laps] [Track Record: 41 and counting...]
"Honesty or mystery, tell me? I'm not scared anymore...
I've got no secret purpose...I don't seem obvious, do I?" -- The Authority Song

Friday, June 28, 2002 8:12 AM
Im not very familar with these rides or the park but do they race them or just launch whenever.
Friday, June 28, 2002 11:33 AM

They are not able to launch both trains at the same time due to power constraints. However, on the 25th they were launching the second train while the first was on the end of course incline, so both trains would go through their main element (tophat or cobra roll) at the same time in opposite directions.

The ride is much improved with the lap bars. Some slight track reprofiling was done last year to the areas around the inline twist. I agree with Davie in that the feeling of going backwards through that inline twist with a lapbar is bizarre. The first time I did this I had my arms up... mistake. I nearly elbowed my wife in the head. The speed at which you enter the twist and the fact that you cannot anticipate it makes for a very unique feeling. It is a thrilling ride.

Friday, June 28, 2002 11:53 AM

How can I say enough good things about this year's Chiller? I still haven't rode the Robin side since the lapbars, but what's the big deal about a cobra roll, anyway? I can get a cobra roll on Joker's Jinx at SFA, which is MUCH closer. Anyway, the Batman side was in my top ten when it HAD OTSRs. Now that it has the lap bars, it is so sweet! I've only taken 2 rides on it so far--front of last car and front of first car--and it was great both times (the the front row is sweet). I don't like the backwards un as much, but I still like the ride. And about fitting into those cars: I'm at least 6'4", and I can fit into them. I've ridden Flight of Fear, Joker's Jinx, and Batman: The Chiller this year, and I fit into all of them--though footroom isn't always at a premium in the front rows. And about the seatbelts--I will deal with them as part of the lapbar setup. At least they're not lap belts. It isn't the easiest thing to try and step out of the cars, but just use the seat as a stepping point.




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