Batman in amusement parks

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Amusement rides and stunt shows themed to Batman are commonly found at Warner Bros. and Six Flags amusement parks across the world.

Six Flags[edit]

Main article: Six Flags

Batman: The Ride[edit]

Main article: Batman: The Ride

One of the most common Batman themed rides is Batman: The Ride. Batman: The Ride is a steel inverted roller coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard. It is located at seven Six Flags theme parks including Six Flags Great America, Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags St. Louis, Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags Over Texas. It was formerly located at Six Flags New Orleans before it was relocated to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and rethemed to Goliath.

The Dark Knight Coaster[edit]

In 2008, Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Great America unveiled The Dark Knight Coaster, based on the 2008 Batman film. They are enclosed Wild Mouse roller coasters which are heavily themed and give riders a feeling that they are being stalked by the Joker. Six Flags New England was also scheduled to open this ride, but it was relocated due to construction complications. It was relocated to Six Flags México in 2009.

Other rides[edit]

Several Six Flags theme parks, formerly owned by Warner Bros., opened live-action "Batman Stunt Shows" as the movies increased in popularity.

Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey was home to Batman and Robin: The Chiller. This roller coaster allowed riders to ride on either the Batman or Robin versions of the coaster. During the 2007 off-season, the ride was removed after a long history of technical difficulties.

Six Flags Over Georgia contains a Gotham City area that contains the same Batman: The Ride and also features a looping coaster called The Mind Bender that was adapted to fit the color tone of the Riddler after Batman Forever.

Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California has two Batman-themed coasters, the suspended coaster Batman: The Ride, and The Riddler's Revenge, a stand-up roller coaster. Prior to 2011, the entire area around the Batman Ride also encompassing what was then known as the Atom Smasher and Grinder Gearworks was themed as the Gotham City Backlot in the visual style of the Tim Burton Batman films.

Warner Bros.[edit]

Movie Park Germany[edit]

Main article: Movie Park Germany

Movie Park Germany in Bottrop, Germany, previously featured a motion simulator ride called Batman Adventure - The Ride. It has since been removed.

Parque Warner Madrid[edit]

Main article: Parque Warner Madrid

Parque Warner Madrid in Madrid, Spain, features a duplicate of Batman: The Ride. The ride is known as Batman: La Fuga which translates to Batman: The Escape.

Warner Bros. Movie World[edit]

Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Australia, has a vertical space shot ride named Batwing Spaceshot which opened in 2006. It also has a Suspended Looping Coaster called Arkham Asylum – Shock Therapy. It was formerly home to the motion simulator Batman Adventure - The Ride which opened in 1992, was revamped in 2001, before closing in 2011.

List of rides[edit]

Name Location Type Notes
Arkham Asylum – Shock Therapy Warner Bros. Movie World Suspended Looping Coaster [1]
Batman Adventure – The Ride Movie Park Germany (operated)
Warner Bros. Movie World (operated)
Motion simulator
[2]
Batman Adventure – The Ride 2 Warner Bros. Movie World (operated) Motion simulator
[2]
Batman The Escape Six Flags Astroworld (operated)
Darien Lake (in storage)
Stand-up roller coaster
[3][4]
Batman: Knight Flight Geauga Lake (relocated) Floorless roller coaster
[5]
Batman: La Fuga Parque Warner Madrid Inverted roller coaster
[6]
Batman: The Ride Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags St. Louis
Six Flags New Orleans (relocated)
Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags Over Texas
Inverted roller coaster
[7]
Batman: The Ride Six Flags Fiesta Texas 4D Free Spin roller coaster
Batman: The Dark Knight Six Flags New England Floorless roller coaster
[8]
Batman & Robin: The Chiller Six Flags Great Adventure Launched roller coasters
[9]
Batwing Spaceshot Warner Bros. Movie World Space Shot
[10]
Catwoman's Whip Six Flags New England Family roller coaster
[11]
The Dark Knight Coaster Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Great America
Six Flags México
Six Flags New England
Wild Mouse roller coaster
[12]
Gotham City Gauntlet: Escape from Arkham Asylum Six Flags New England Wild Mouse roller coaster
[13]
Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia Steel roller coaster
[14]
Mr. Freeze Six Flags St. Louis
Six Flags Over Texas
Launched roller coaster
[15]
Nightwing Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Six Flags New England
Launched roller coaster
The Penguin's Blizzard River Six Flags America Water ride
Riddler's Revenge Six Flags Magic Mountain Stand-up roller coaster
[16]
The Joker Six Flags México Spinning roller coaster
[17]
The Joker's Jinx Six Flags America Launched roller coaster
[18]
The Joker's Revenge Six Flags Fiesta Texas Steel roller coaster
[19]
Batwing (roller coaster) Six Flags America Flying roller coaster

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World (10 March 2012). "Arkham Asylum - Shock Therapy". MyFun. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Batman Adventure: The Ride 2 (Warner Bros. Movie World)". Parkz. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Marden, Duane. "Batman The Escape  (Six Flags Astroworld)". Roller Coaster DataBase. 
  4. ^ Marden, Duane. "unknown  (Darien Lake)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Marden, Duane. "Dominator  (Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  6. ^ Marden, Duane. "Batman la Fuga  (Parque Warner Madrid)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  7. ^ Marden, Duane. "Roller Coaster Search Results". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  8. ^ Marden, Duane. "Batman - The Dark Knight  (Six Flags New England)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  9. ^ Marden, Duane. "Batman And Robin: The Chiller  (Six Flags Great Adventure)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "Batwing Spaceshot (Warner Bros. Movie World)". Parkz. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  11. ^ Marden, Duane. "Catwoman's Whip  (Six Flags New England)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  12. ^ Marden, Duane. "Roller Coaster Search Results". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  13. ^ Marden, Duane. "Gotham City Gauntlet Escape from Arkham Asylum  (Six Flags New England)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  14. ^ Marden, Duane. "Mind Bender  (Six Flags Over Georgia)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  15. ^ Marden, Duane. "Roller Coaster Search Results". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  16. ^ Marden, Duane. "Riddler's Revenge  (Six Flags Magic Mountain)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  17. ^ Six Flags Mexico (September 6, 2012). "Six Flags Mexico is ready ...". Facebook. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  18. ^ Marden, Duane. "Joker's Jinx  (Six Flags America)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  19. ^ Marden, Duane. "Joker's Revenge  (Six Flags Fiesta Texas)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 

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