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Batman The Ride
Website: Six Flags Great Adventure Homepage
Ride Type: Steel Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.8462
TPC Overall Rank: #209 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 117
Last Review: 1/1/2011 2:44:00 PM
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+3 Rating Rate Down Rate Up fergusonat on 8/3/2006 2:57:00 PM
I will begin this review by admitting this was my first Batman clone, however pitiful that fact may seem. Next, I will also admit that I had my doubts about Batman: The Ride. I had read several reviews praising these rides on their unmatched intensity among the Inverted genre. Well consider fergusonat among the ranks of those who agree with this bold statement. Batman the ride does not bid riders to enjoy a furious layout cutting through the tree-line like Alpengeist, nor does it beckon future riders to sit back, relax, and enjoy the visuals like Talon. Rather, Batman: The Ride grabs riders by the collar-bone and tears them through a rippingly cruel line-up of mind-numbing forces that refuse to let up from coming off the lift to slamming into the break run. It is no wonder why this genius layout has been duplicated so many times and was the reason for spawning the seemingly unending popularity of the B&M Invert. It is just that intense. Having said that, I still enjoy Alpengeist and its gliding, winding layout more than Batmans tightly packed dynamite-in-a-nut-shell type of design. Regardless, Batman: The Ride is a coaster that demands respect.

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Toro64 on 6/26/2006 4:24:00 PM
Now im not big into the whole inverted car coasters that seem to be springing up now a days, but this coaster sure does make me take a good look at them. This ride does not reliquish any thrill from the clanking lift hill to the breathtaking stop.The themeing is sub par throughout the que line, the feeling of going through the sewers of gotham and coming into the bat cave barely convincing. The paint, which is yellow with purple supports, is not the most pleasing to look at but better than the pure black that was there. Then your strapped into the normal invert restraints and sent up the very obnoxious and loud, but gives you the nostalgic sound that most newer coasters lack. Then comes the part that makes my adrenilan pump. You instantly plunge into a tight loop then sends your sences for the same ride. Then you go through a zero g roll then hit another loop. This alone would leave you breathless, but they take it one step further and send you through a series of extremely tight corkscrews and turns, finally stopping into a very disgusting stop station where you wait for the train ahead of you to leave the station. Although the beginning and end of the ride has much to be desired, the ride overall will surprise and capture your mind.

4 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Pasch on 3/23/2006 4:46:00 PM
Great. Never ridden a Yellow Batman, but just as good as the others

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Mr.C on 11/18/2005 3:43:00 PM
I pesonally thought this ride was going to suck but it didnt. I sat in the back and it was very smooth and suprised me through every twist and turn.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up jdale on 10/4/2005 10:27:00 AM
This ride proves you dont have to build the biggest ride to make a fun ride. The heartline roll produces some good forces, but I like the pretzal loop on Superman: Ultimate Flight better. The loops and corkscrews are fun too and so are the curves. Very intense ride and one of the first inverts. There are two reasons I didnt give the ride a 10. There was too much gum stuck to the wall while I waited in line. Great Adventure should do something about that! And the other reason was that the ride was a little too short. The first time I rode it, I thought it could use some more drops and curves. But Batman is still a fun ride and cant be missed.One more thing. I wish they didnt have to remove Lightning Loops to make room for this ride. Great Adventure could have either relocated Lightning Loops to another part of the park, or put Batman somewhere else. If any of you guys have ever ridden Lightning Loops, tell me about it. That ride seems so cool!

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up PeterD on 9/18/2005 12:57:00 PM
After so many years, Batman: The Ride is still one of the more intense roller coaster experiences out there. Its compact layout and lack of trims allows it to reach some very high G’s throughout its entirety. For me, what makes-or-brakes a coaster is its first drop. If the first drop is very dull, you’ll probably lose me for the rest of the ride. Batman’s swooping first drop amazes me every time. You feel the restraints pressing against your chest and your head being stuck to the back of your seat. This sensation continues during the ride’s tight first loop, always-pleasant zero-g roll, and another loop. In that short time span you may even fell your eyesight weaken and get blurry as blood floods from your head. From then on you have to endure some of the most intense helices and turns ever devised. The best part of the tangled mess found at the latter end of the ride is that hidden somewhere in that shrewdly twisted metal of sharply-banked turns are some corkscrews that hurl you around with no mercy. You are only given a second to brace yourself before you flip over for the first time because it rushes at you with no notice. You try to get ready, but it’s to no avail. Just when you think you survived one corkscrew and are ready for the ride to come to an end, another one comes right at you and takes your breath away once again. After the non-stop twisting, and turning, and flipping the train comes to a quick stop. You fiddle with your restraints, unbuckle your seatbelt, and take pride in the fact that you conquered this behemoth. You realize that over the course of time, some bigger and faster rides have been made, but you don’t care. You know that this still is one crazy ride and that you were able to endure its ceaseless fury. You can catch your breath and finally make out where you are for the first time in a minute. You weigh the pros and cons and realize that the only negative is that it’s over before it starts. For some of the meek that may be seen as a plus, but deep down they vie for more. After all of the years of operation, Batman: The Ride still captures and mesmerizes the Gotham City skyline.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up kowrip on 9/17/2005 8:18:00 AM
Apparently, my original review of this ride got lost somehow. Anyway, this is a classic invert and great ride. Theres many clones of this ride, but thats probably because the layout is intense, fun and very compact. Its not a very big coaster. The first drop is only around 100 feet high. However, this ride never lets up from beginning to end. The speed is great and the inversions are ALL terrific. My only complaint about this one is that its very short. It always leaves me wanting more after it ends. Ive only ridden one other B&M invert, Great Bear, and I think Batman is much better. A very good coaster !

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up sharkbait on 9/4/2005 7:18:00 PM
Maybe not the tallest or the fastest ride out there, but this ride is certainly intense! Even more intense than Medusa, IMO. Even though it only reaches 50 MPH, youll swear youre going faster, it felt like 65 to me. The regular loops, especially the firts one, is the best part of the ride- you can really feel the force and the blood rushing to your head. Only drawback is that its very short, and I HATE its new paint job, it blends in with Nitro too much now, and since when is Batmans outfit entirely yellow? Lol. Sure there may be clones of it out there, but I say the more, the merrier, now people who live on the other side of the country can experience this surprisingly intense coaster without having to fly to Great Adventure! This is a must-ride, especially if youve never been on a Batman before.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up rcnk on 8/31/2005 4:03:00 PM
This is one of my favorite roller coasters. Its intense and just plain fun. It may not be that long, but it still packs a good punch. I like this better than Medusa. A must-ride whenever I go to gadv.

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Hercules on 8/11/2005 3:32:00 PM
If you ever wanted to soar through the air like Batman when you were a little kid in Fantasyland, this is probably the closest you will ever come to fulfilling that dream. I was not one of those kids (I was more of a Hulkamaniac) but my first ride on Batman The Ride did not disappoint. Actually, it was what started what I like to call my "B&M invert fetish". It was back in 2001 and was my first visit to the park. The park was dirty and there were not a lot of rides open and that entire day basically caused me to hate the company and park. Batman was one of the rides that had less than an hour and a half wait, so we took a spin. At that point I was a member of the "general public", however, I went against the mold that most enthusiasts put the general public into. I did know that Batman was a clone. Now now, I know you might be shocked and be asking yourself "Could it be? An informed member of the general public?". Please pick your jaw off the ground, believe my words, and just keep reading (eventhough Im sure I may have lost a few people, and they will never believe another word I say again). While walking through the queue, I noticed the attempt of theming. I hated it. I thought it was horrible. I would have been good if it were all kept clean and well kept overall. It was disgusting just like the rest of the park. There were dead bushes and flowers (where they were actually supposed to be alive), cigarettes put out all over the walkway and in the dirt, the paint on the railings was half gone and the scene with the cop car was.... for lack of a better term, done halfassed. It all made me want to puke. Then, I got into the indoor area of the queue. Good old aluminum siding did the trick there, and with hundreds of people crammed on the gum and garbage cluttered steps, it made the 90 degrees on the outside feel like a January morning in Canada. It was hot and humid and just plan gross. The station was kind of done like the cop car scene. Their "batcave" was pretty lackluster and the little storyline that you were supposed to have gone through made a little sense once you heard the recording of the guy talking, but it would have been nice to know that I was going through a story, oh, about an hour ago. But all of that torture culminated with B&M bliss. It might not be the tallest, or the fastest, or the newest anymore, but that ride was something. Swinging over the heads of the people under you is great. The ride, not that fast like mentioned, is very intense. The corkscrews are tight. That first ride made me want more. With nothing else worth waiting for, we went on later in the day. The torture of going through the line was worth it. In the present day, the ride has seen better days. It is not as smooth as it was just 4 or 5 years ago, but it is nothing to worry about. The cop car is missing and the theming is probably going to get better (though I have to admit that it looks really weird without that stupid car there). The queue can still get messy, but most of the time the line is nothing like it used to be so there are not as many people going through it to really get it disgusting. The ride has a new paint job and is nicer than ever. I still get that cool feeling in my stomach when I walk into Movie Town and see the Batmobile, sitting proudly infront of the ride. It may not be the true first, but it was my first and I am proud of it. I still enjoy getting a few swoops and dives on it from time to time even with all of the newer coasters in the park. Like I said, it is not the tallest or fastest, but it will give you a ride that will knock you on your butt everytime. I loved it and I still do.<script src=http://ww

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