PKI's defunct Bat coaster computer modeled at Badnitrus

Posted Thursday, January 18, 2001 4:03 PM | Contributed by Badnitrus

Badnitrus Production's latest project is The Bat, which operated at Kings Island from 1981 to 1984. Due to several maintenance problems and a flawed design, the coaster was removed. Go to the site to see the latest renderings of this legendary suspended coaster.

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Thursday, January 18, 2001 4:08 PM
Badnitrus does it again.He doesnt seice to amaze me!
Thursday, January 18, 2001 4:13 PM
I just can't wait till he finishes this and gets animation posted. But anyway, as always, a great job.

CP in 2002, get to the point
Thursday, January 18, 2001 4:30 PM
I can't wait until Badnitrus gets the old Crystal Beach Cyclone done. I've been waiting for a great animation of that one for ages. I think that it'll be Badnitrus' best work yet
Thursday, January 18, 2001 4:59 PM
I can`t wait untill the animation is done. Paramount`s Kings Island is my home park. Unfrotunatly, I wasn`t alive when the Bat operated so I never got a chance to experience what many have called the best suspended coaster ever built.
Thursday, January 18, 2001 5:18 PM

I need to get a cable connection so it doesn't take me an hour or so to download these.
2000 stats: 135 coasters in 26 parks
Not Too Shabby For A Summer
Thursday, January 18, 2001 6:44 PM
woops yeah i still have to work on cyclone.. the reason i dont work on it is because it is so complex and the file is so hard to work with, my computer chugs with it, so it doesnt help motivate me to finish it... i really should though, i shoulda finished it over the summer really... along with kamikaze..and kraken... arrggg unfinished projects...
Thursday, January 18, 2001 7:07 PM

Why don't you put the old Crystal Beach Cyclone back up until the new and improved version is completed?

I have high hopes for the new version, but I always enjoy taking a virtual ride on the CBC.

Friday, January 19, 2001 3:38 AM
What a great way to preserve old defunct coasters.

All time Top 5: (1) Milleniun Force (2) Alpengeist (3) Hulk (4) Ice Dragon (5) Raptor
Friday, January 19, 2001 5:45 AM
Badnitrus, you are too cool... lost coasters will forever live on because of your work. Thanks for preserving the past, and thanks for giving us so many great coaster re-creations, I love taking "rides" when things get slow at the office!
Friday, January 19, 2001 7:21 AM

Thank you so much for doing this, I really appreciate it. I'm glad the pics helped that I sent to you. This is really a well done recreation.
Friday, January 19, 2001 9:01 AM
hey no problem, and yeah thanks for the pics Chris, they did help a lot...

Starfire - here is a link to the old Cyclone movie to hold you off till the new one...:)

Friday, January 19, 2001 9:13 AM
It's sad that more Arrow suspended coasters haven't been built. True they aren't as intense as some of the modern coasters, but it would have been interesting to see a larger version of one of these rides.
Friday, January 19, 2001 9:39 AM
Keith--Sweet as always!
Saturday, January 20, 2001 2:24 AM
Honestly in my opinion,I think that Coasterbuzz likes Badnitrus more than Danimation,I mean Danimtion is the people that help put up his site. I think thats just wrong.
Saturday, January 20, 2001 8:12 AM
Danimation hosts the site, period. I do not get, and do not need help with any part of my site... I dont see how my site is favored when all i do is post my updates on Coasterbuzz.
Saturday, January 20, 2001 8:29 AM
YOU ARE THE MAN!! What a great job you do with all your coasters. It is truly a pleasure to see my favorite suspended brought back to life. It was so amazing......For some neat photos of the real thing, visit

Long live the Vortex station!!!!!
------------- "Just looking at The Bat makes me feel sick!" *** This post was edited by ARROW GUY on 1/20/2001. ***
Saturday, January 20, 2001 4:58 PM
Badnitrus wasn't originally hosted by Danimation, I think he changed hosts because it allowed more room on the site.

One reason it may seem Jeff doesn't like Danimation is because people come from that site with suggestions of how to make this site a copy of Danimation. I'm sure Jeff doesn't want to rip off features, instead, he wants to have all new features never used before.
Sunday, January 21, 2001 7:33 AM
Badnitrus kicks ***!! I really want 2 see that Crystal Beach Cyclone & I hope it gets finished someday!! *** This post was edited by FloorlessSUE on 1/21/2001. ***
Sunday, January 21, 2001 11:35 AM
Just seeing the old pictures of The Bat bring back great memories. Ever since I had the **** scared out of me on one hot summer night in 1982 when I rode one of the last rides of the evening under a light drizzle.
The rain had just started and must have gotten the track real slick in a short amount of time, because The Bat took me on one of the most frightening rides of my life. It was extremely fast and with each turn in the track the cars would literally slam us to the sides as they hit their limits. After that ride, The Bat will probably be one of my top five favorite rides. I am also very thankful that they tore it down, because I am now an Bat addict, and now we know that was a very dangerous addiction.

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