BATMAN™ The Ride is Now Open
Wing Coaster Innovation is the Most Exciting Thrill Ride in the Park’s History
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — June 1, 2015 — Six Flags Fiesta Texas recently unveiled the ninth and most exciting coaster in the park’s 23-year history — BATMAN™: The Ride kicking off the park’s anticipated daily summer season. After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to “face their fears” as they flip head-over-heels from four to eight times along the weightless, tumbling journey. Along the way on this 4th dimension free-fly coaster, thrill seekers experience exhilarating coaster hills and unexpected drops along with an interactive ride experience, making it a different sensation each time guests ride. BATMAN™: The Ride allows adrenaline seekers to soar outside the confines of the track and fly like Batman.
“We are thrilled to deliver a ride experience not to be found anywhere else on earth. Not only does BATMAN™: The Ride utilize the latest innovative technology, it is highly interactive and will deliver something new for every rider. It’s a great complement to our existing ride offerings and should be quite a hit with thrill seekers and season pass holders alike. The ultra-smooth, unanticipated tumbling will add a new element as riders travel along the dipping and swirling track,” said park president Neal Thurman.
BATMAN™: The Ride features a massive, imposing, floating and twisting track frame, in which ride vehicles begin their journey by traveling up a 120-foot elevator-type lift before being released for their highly unusual sensory journey – including two beyond-vertical free falls, in addition to four to eight head-over-heels flips. Not only is BATMAN™: The Ride the most exciting thrill ride in Six Flags Fiesta Texas history, it is currently not available anywhere else on the planet. This attraction, based on the popular DC Comics Super Hero, will offer a total immersion into the Batman storyline with numerous special effects including the world-famous Batmobile and Bat-Signal.
The unique construction of BATMAN™: The Ride features:
•The world’s first, one-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring four to eight smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips providing guests the feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a traditional track;
•A 4D wing coaster that seats up to eight and has riders “face their fears” by allowing them to physically face each other as they tumble head-over-heels;
•A 120-foot tall hill that is ascended by an elevator-style lift straight up;
•Two beyond 90-degree raven drops giving the sensation of free-falling;
•Five vehicles with eight passengers each;
•A Bruce Wayne/Batman theme throughout the queue line featuring the Batmobile and BatSignal.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.2 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 54 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
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