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Batman The Dark Knight
Website: Six Flags New England Homepage
Ride Type: Floorless Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.7742
TPC Overall Rank: #224 out of 2930 rides.
Reviews: 71
Last Review: 12/14/2015 12:28:00 AM
In User Top 10: 34 times.
User Tracker Count: 138 times.
 


In the interlocking corkscrews

Coming out of the turn around.
   
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5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up CoasterCale on 12/14/2015 12:28:00 AM
This is the unsung star of Six Flags New England.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Nlfreakk on 6/26/2009 10:02:00 PM
Batman The Ride is a really good thrilling ride! I have to agree completely with the complaints about roughness and short length. I thought it ended a lot too suddenly and the flat spin num 2 was terrible. I also experienced some headbanging.

Overall, I believe it's probably my least favorite B&M so far. It's just a little bumpier and shorter than usual, but I still have to say, what it delivers has not to be underestimated!

The whole thing packed a decent punch: I think the pacing is very good and relentless. From start to finish, what you're getting is high quality, starting with the highlight, the first drop! To my opinion it was exceptionnal. I simply loved it. The loop right after is strong and the diving loop right after really, really feels like diving at extreme angles. The turn inside the loop is very smooth but not quite memorable; fortunately, the pace picks up again with the inversion right after. The Zero-G roll is perfectly executed!! You may bang your head just a little if you don't push it well enough against your seat, but it makes you feel A LOT like it's just trying to shake you aff and make you fall down to your death. And I'm really glad they trimmed it: it makes it much longer. It is followed by a very sharp turn close to the ground that serves as a great introduction to the flat spins. The first of the two is fast and fun, but also unexpected. The transition turn right after is also strong, with its twistiness and sharpness. It doesn't look like much, but it's a pretty darn wicked turn! But then comes the pain. The way it ends right after is disastrous. The flat-spin is very fast and very dizzying, but damn, is it painful. The headbanging is out of the charts. And what's disappointing and lame is that after the flat-spin, the train takes a quick left-handed turn and hits the brakes in one second. It just feels cheap.

Overall, Batman is really great. It is a thrilling and fast thrill machine and with such short lines, it's always worth it. Give it a try, maybe it is short and ends roughly, but it's still a real treat. Oh and c'mon in the first drop is a freaking experience! It just can't be missed.

3 Rating
-2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up fergusonat on 3/7/2008 3:31:00 PM
Overall just a really lame B&M. Minimal forces, uninspired layout. It is the manifestation of a long, prolongued sigh of boredom.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SpeedDemon on 2/21/2008 10:51:00 AM - User's Top Ride #2
Best ride Ive ever been on! Batman rules! The ride is glass smooth and all of the loops are fast and really fun. The vertical loop is the best and the Gs during them are quite strong.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SFne201004 on 1/23/2008 8:00:00 PM
This ride is alright but its probably the worst floorless coaster Ive riden. Its way too short although i do commend them for fitting it in such a small space. I was surprised that it was actually rough. the second flat spin rmeinded me of Mind Eraser a little which is always a scary thought on a B & M.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Coastmost on 9/8/2007 9:31:00 PM
The most underrated ride at the park, along with the Mind Eraser. Im sure the ride has been explained in full many times over, so Im just going to say that its very good and a thrill. Im only giving it a 9 because its way too short. Ride it if you have a flash pass. Otherwise, just ride Mind Eraser (and imagine the track is under you), because it doesnt have much of a line nowadays and is longer.

3 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Canobie Coaster on 7/22/2007 4:26:00 PM
Every superhero needs a sidekick in my opinion. Batman and Robin is one such example. Batman generally can accomplish many things on his own, but occasionally Robin needs to bail him out or provide something that Batman lacks. Even if Batman is succeeding, it's still nice to have a sidekick like Robin.

In terms of Six Flags England, Bizarro is the big kahuna. It has height, massive air, accolades, intensity, and pretty much anything that a coaster enthusiast could want, except for one thing- inversions. But Bizarro doesn't have to worry, that's what Batman is for and it serves as a nice compliment. Not only that, but Superman/Bizarro has unfortunately been closed on almost half of my visits to Six Flags New England for a multitude of reasons ranging from the grim accidents, lift hill malfunctions, and recently the transformation from Superman into Bizarro. While nothing could possibly replace Bizarro, Batman does an admirable job filling in on these days when the park’s headliner is down for maintenance.

First off, I can't help but applaud B and M for cramming this coaster in such a small plot of land. I don't know why people always complain about the ride being too small or short. It's supposed to be since there was such a limited space to work with and considering those daunting limitations, B and M engineered a fun coaster that still is remarkably smooth and thrilling. And not only that, but Batman sports a sleek purple paint job with bright blue rails that really stands out and dominates the South End’s skyline.

The experience begins with very nicely themed queue line that is extremely comfortable even on the hottest of summer days with its copious shaded portions and misters that operate on a sporadic basis. But what really pleases me are the cardboard cutouts of Batman heroes and villains, which display both a vibrant, eye-catching image along with a mini profile of their strengths and abilities. Typically Batman has a 15-20 minute wait, but if Bizarro is down, most of those thrill-seekers flock to Batman and increase the wait by a good 10 minutes or so.

You may think capacity would be fairly high for the Caped Crusader, but despite running two trains, the line moves fairly slowly because stacking is way too frequent thanks to extremely slow dispatches combined with a pretty short ride. I personally think a single rider line should be implemented since there often are many empty seats each ride that could be easily filled in. To add insult to injury, because of the attraction’s diminutive station, you unfortunately are unable to choose or wait for any particular seat, which is quite disappointing since the front is far and away this attraction’s best seat thanks to the absolutely sensational sense of speed maintained throughout and the dramatically better view.

Once boarding the incredibly comfy B and M floorless trains, Batman begins with a swift ascent up a very steep lift hill. After reaching the 120ft summit, Batman takes a steep, graceful dive off to the left that establishes the attraction’s speed. Not only that, but the drop is quite intense despite its compactness and is as smooth as silk to boot.

Following that comes five scream-inducing inversions taken in rapid-fire succession. Leading off is a massive vertical loop that is almost as tall as the lift itself, but the added height ultimately led to the loop being somewhat lackluster in my opinion as it just seemed too big for its own good, lacking any real forces and intensity. However, the following dive loop more than made up for this disappointment, as it was simply amazing as it was both incredibly intense and disorienting thanks to its compactness.

Immediately after is a massive turnaround that threads Batman’s colossal vertical loop, which is quite possibly the dullest moment of the entire attraction since it just lacks any real intensity or thrill. Afterwards though is my favorite element on any floorless- the zero-G roll- and Batman has one of the best I’ve experienced anywhere. Taken at a relatively slow pace, this majestic flip is teeming with glorious ejector air that few coasters can match.

Then to culminate the entire experience are B and M’s trademark interlocking corkscrews. While taken at breakneck speeds and providing some really powerful Gs, the second unfortunately contains some uncharacteristic headbanging for a B and M. Certainly it’s nothing terrible or head-ache inducing (cough: Mind Eraser: cough), but still it is present and deters my experience somewhat. Lastly, while still maintaining considerable speed, Batman glides onto the break run to finish the experience.

There's no doubt Batman is a good coaster and a worthy addition to SFNE's coaster lineup, as it certainly serves as a worthy sidekick to the almighty Bizarro. That being said, Batman is a coaster that's incredibly short, but oh so sweet. Despite its relatively short length, B and M succeeded in cramming plenty of elements in such a small plot of land and also kept the intensity level on par with their other coasters. However, Batman is plagued somewhat by the dreaded B and M rattle at some points, but certainly don’t let that deter you from riding. While it’s not in the upper tier of great B and Ms, Batman is still one of Six Flags New England’s best attractions and a good coaster in its own right.

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up biosciking on 3/18/2007 9:28:00 PM
Batman The Dark Knight was a very good B&M floorless coaster. It was different from all the others Ive ridden in that it had to get squeezed into a pretty small space, and that actually lent itself to some really nice elements. The lift hill was noticeably steep, as was the first diving drop. I liked that the track passed back through the center of the vertical loop, plus that the two corkscrews sort of intertwined with each other. And I cant forget to mention that there was still enough room to include my favorite floorless manuever, the zero-g roll. I really did enjoy the fast-paced, compact feel of this coaster. Id rank it among the best of the floorlesses.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Got_it on 11/2/2006 3:48:00 PM
For its size its a really good ride, must ride in the front though. The first drop is almost straight down when you look at it. I really like it, Im supprized more parks dont have this model, it has a small foot print.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up sowinski on 9/9/2006 10:53:00 PM
This is a good coaster with a good speed and an action packed ride with many good elements strung together in a relatively short amount of track. Another smooth B&M floorless.

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