Six Flags Fiesta Texas announces Batman: The Ride, a free-spinning 4D coaster

Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:28 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Batman: The Ride is a world class 4D Free Fly Coaster that thrusts you into a totally immersive, high-speed Gotham City adventure. You’ll board Batman’s latest creation – a mind-warping thrill coaster loaded with special effects and cutting edge construction. The utterly innovative design of the ride delivers a brand new coastering experience that is the only one of its kind in the world. Magnetic fins cause you to flip as you fly over the top of a 12-story hill and two beyond vertical drops.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:28 AM
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It's totally immersive. Can't tell at all who is in marketing there. :)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:37 AM

This will be a crazy ride. But really, Batman: The Ride. Isn't that a bit overloading this ride name. Wish they could have thought of something a bit more unique.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:30 AM
Rick_UK's avatar

If they wanted a ride called Batman: The Ride, why don't they call their Batman: The Ride, Batman: The Ride?


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Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:44 AM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Looks like S&S is moving in on Intamin's ball coaster. I thought the free spin concept was going to be more like their current 4D models, minus the controlled spinning, but this looks like fun, too.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:19 PM
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Looks like a lot of fun in a small space and much more enjoyable than a ball coaster.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:04 PM
rollergator's avatar

I think Schilke was originally hoping for free-spinning with X.

Exciting to finally get one....and it couldn't happen at a more "epic" park.

Friday, August 29, 2014 2:31 PM

I think X is exactly what Schike wanted the way he wanted it. He even said to me at one point it was a bit before its capabilities and indeed it was a few years before the retrofit with lighter stronger trains and the other blah blah that went with it.

This isn't exactly free spinning as it uses its forward motion and a set of magnetic brakes to upset the apple cart, We all know nothing about how many trains this thing will run. But to have any kind of capacity, It's going to have to have three, with one on the course at any given time. Eight riders per cycle? I thought the Invertigo's were bad but this, I would of at least thought to sit riders on both sides.

Anyway, Looks like a great ride and possibly a way to bring the 4D type ride to a lot more markets without increasing the number of moving parts that the X's have

Friday, August 29, 2014 2:38 PM
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Friday, August 29, 2014 2:57 PM
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Saturday, August 30, 2014 4:19 AM

So other than its physical design how is this ride any different than Green Lantern at SFMM ?

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:00 AM
rollergator's avatar

That's the thing...they claim "free-spinning" - but at the end of the video it says you invert SIX times. If it's truly free spinning, you'd have no idea how many time you'd invert....right?

Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:17 AM

Pre-planned free-spinning.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 1:28 PM

It says something about magnetic fins causing you to flip... Maybe the magnetic drag rolls the seats over but the seat pivots are not mechanically controlled? Does that make sense? After the "magnetic flip" the seats pivot, rock, and flip based solely on momentum and weight? Or I could be entirely wrong.

Last edited by ShaneDenmark, Sunday, August 31, 2014 1:29 PM

But then again, what do I know?


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