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 Review of Batman and Robin: The Chiller @ Six Flags Great Adventure
0 Rating Posted by: rcnk on 9/13/2005 10:26:00 PM
This ride is awesome! The launch is incredibly intense,(packing in 5 gs), and the cobra roll and zero-g roll were great,too. I love going through the zer-g roll backwards and going up in the cobra roll backwards. Always get on this ride in the beginning of your day, even though this usually doesnt have a long wait.

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Horizons12 on 9/13/2005 11:31:39 PM said:
Oh, this ride may look like it has a short wait during the day. If the line is sticking out of the building you can almost bet on a 1 hour wait. And if you wanna feel some G-force, ride the Batman side in the backseat, you get stapled with Gs going backwards into the top hat.
Canobie Coaster on 9/14/2005 6:10:06 AM said:
I always hear that this line is long, so you are very lucky.
PeterD on 9/14/2005 5:48:24 PM said:
On a weekday, lines could easily reach up to 2 hours. Popularity + Q-Bots + slow ride ops = long wait. If you get to the park within the first 2 hours of opening though, you could usually get on in less than 45 minutes. Its smarter to hit this before Nitro because that line always moves. This one on the other hand just stays still.... As for the ride itself, I never realized it reached 5 Gs. I knew it was intense but never imagined such a high number. Does anyone know how many Gs hydraulic launched coasters reach? Id assume that the stronger acceleration provides stronger Gs, but I honestly have no idea.
Canobie Coaster on 9/14/2005 7:24:31 PM said:
The LIM coasters usually have high g-forces on the launches. I think Batman and Robin, the Chiller, has high Gs, because of the massive, and intense inversions.
kowrip on 9/15/2005 12:38:30 PM said:
The train only holds 20 people and its usually about 3 minutes between launches. Those two things add up to a SLOW line. As Horizons12 mentioned, the LINE may not be long, but the WAIT is. The best way to ride this one is to get a season pass and hit it on week nights in the last few hours the park is open. It should be close to a walk-on at that point.
Canobie Coaster on 9/15/2005 2:47:47 PM said:
I hate how major parks, add low capacity shuttle roller coasters like this. They need high capacity rides, like the Gemini, at Cedar Point.
kowrip on 9/16/2005 12:16:21 PM said:
The capacity would be much better if they ran BOTH sides of The Chiller. I havent seen that happen since 2003. I think its silly that they added a twin shuttle LIM coaster and yet RARELY run both of them.
Hercules on 9/16/2005 12:21:52 PM said:
There is a reason why they dont ride both sides. Ever think of that? Anyway, I dont mind low capacity rides as long as most of the other rides are running. But then again, Great Adventure still has low capacity even if they have just about everything running because they are always so busy during the summer. It is pretty crazy to think that they are the biggest out there and have problems with capacity, but that is what over 5 million guests a year will do.
Canobie Coaster on 9/16/2005 6:26:35 PM said:
That is very depressing, as the lines for the Chiller, will now be much longer than before. Why dont they run both sides at the same time?
kowrip on 9/16/2005 7:54:08 PM said:
From what I understand, something is being done to the Batman side. Otherwise, theres no reason they cant run them both. I know that they wont LAUNCH them both at the same time, but both sides can be in operation. In any case, Ive had my best nights at SFGAdv when both sides were running and there was almost no line for either side. Its too bad that most people cant experience that !
Horizons12 on 9/16/2005 10:10:53 PM said:
What was said about the G force: The 5 G is not experienced during the launch, its the entrance (backwards as well as forwards) into the inversions like King said. Chiller actually has the maximum G force allowed that was set by NJ Ride Safety standards which is something like 5.2 Gs.
Canobie Coaster on 9/17/2005 5:40:02 AM said:
That is interesting. It has 5.2 Gs, like the Vekoma boomerangs. Do both sides experience 5 Gs on the Chiller.
Hercules on 9/17/2005 7:44:31 AM said:
kowrip, no the Batman side cant be launched AT ALL right now because it is still not fixed. That was the point. I was not talking about the two being launched at the same time, I was just saying that progress on working on the LIMs on the Batman side was kind of slowed by the Kingda Ka breakdown and now that resulted in the ride still not being open. That is the reason why it cant be launched at all right now - it would not work period.
kowrip on 9/17/2005 8:06:10 AM said:
Hercules, I understand that. My point was that even back when the Batman side was in operating condition, they STILL rarely ran both of them. Since the rides capacity is so low, running only 1 side of the ride is really only like 1/2 ride is running. With 20 people per car and 3 minutes between launches, were looking at only 400 people per hour ! Even worse, Ive seen the car operating with 2 of the cars closed so it could hold only 12 people. As far as the G forces are concerned, it makes sense that you would experience higher forces on this ride that a regular circuit coaster. If that cobra roll was on a regular circuit coaster, the track after it would never get back up to that same height. However, on The Chiller, the train needs enough speed to climb that final hill which is the highest point on the ride. The extra speed into the first inversion is where the high forces come from.
Hercules on 9/17/2005 9:45:59 AM said:
I get the capacity thing (a 2 year old can see that) but who is to say that both sides were in running condition when you say that they were? They have had problems with that ride from the start (as have many rides that Premier has done) so Im sure they werent running it for good reason.
Horizons12 on 9/17/2005 11:15:07 PM said:
How the heck does a Vekoma Boomerang reach 5.2 Gs. I have never felt that much force on one of those UNLESS you mean one of those Vekoma Inverted Boomerangs which DO reach 5+ Gs.
Canobie Coaster on 9/18/2005 5:33:36 AM said:
I have no clue, but rcdb.com says that all boomerangs make you feel 5.2 Gs. Maybe in the loop, when I feel heaviest. I think it would be when you travel backwards through the verticle loop.
Hercules on 9/18/2005 7:10:51 PM said:
I feel a lot of heavy Gs on Vekoma boomerangs to tell you the truth. I think that it is just more noticable here on this ride, maybe because of the launch.
Canobie Coaster on 9/19/2005 6:20:48 AM said:
Those launches really can pull a lot of G-forces.
Horizons12 on 9/24/2005 11:53:07 PM said:
Shoot, I feel a ton more G force on the Laser at Dorney Park than on a Boomerang. Then again, the Laser IS a Schwarzkopf! When Zonga (Schwarzkopf made for all who dont know) was Thriller at traveling fairs in Germany, it used to pull over 7 Gs before SF neutered it.
Canobie Coaster on 9/25/2005 6:19:16 AM said:
The Mindbender in Canada, at Galaxyland, may be the most intense positive G roller coaster in the world! I think that the Gs on a boomerang only last briefly, while the other rides, like Laser and Batman and Robin the Chiller, they have longer positive G sensations.
BobFunland on 9/25/2005 12:19:18 PM said:
Nope, it too has been neutered (like most Schwarzkopfs )
Canobie Coaster on 9/27/2005 5:34:53 AM said:
Thats disappointing. Look at rcdb.com, and at Tower of Terror at Gold Rush City. It is a dive coaster, that reaches 6.3 Gs!
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