Six Flags Fiesta Texas Unveils Batman 4D Fly Coaster

 

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Unveils Batman 4D Fly Coaster

By Burt Carey

 

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Riding through Gotham may never to be the same. The Caped Crusader himself may take a pass on this ride.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio unveiled Batman The Ride at the beginning of summer. It’s the world’s first 4D magnetic-technology wing coaster and features a series of challenging head-over-heels flips along a weightless, tumbling journey.

San Antonio, Texas, Batman The Ride, roller coaster, Six FlagsThe ride’s opening was highly anticipated by roller coaster enthusiasts throughout the world. The ninth roller coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Batman The Ride is being hailed as the 23-year-old park’s most exciting ride in its history.

Each vehicle holds eight riders, with four sitting in pairs on either side of yellow rails in front, and four paired off and facing the opposite direction behind them. After being lifted 120 feet straight uphill, the vehicle sends the riders through three dips before encountering a sharp free-fall down slope within 180-degree swivel backward, more dips and another sweeping down slope/180 combo before a final large dip that peaks just before dropping off into another 180-degree down slope. If all goes well, you arrive back at, well, Gotham, we hope.

All the while, the riders’ carriages spin freely on independent axles, flashing the riders in fantastic head-over-heels or heels-over-head fashion, depending on whichever way they entered one of the turns. Six Flags says riders typically experience at least six head-over-heels flips during the adventure.

“We are thrilled to deliver a ride experience not to be found anywhere else on earth,” said park president Neal Thurman. “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.

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. The 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.

Batman The Ride’s features include:

  • 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 life straight up;
  • two beyond 90-degree raven drops, giving the sensation of free-falling;
  • five vehicles with up to eight passengers each;
  • and a Bruce Wayne/Batman theme throughout the queue line, featuring the Batmobile and Bat Signal.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is located just 15 minutes from downtown San Antonio, Texas, at Interstate 10 and Loop 1604; take exit 555, La Cantera Parkway. For more about Six Flags Fiesta Texas or to play your trip, go to https://www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas.

 

Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle

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