GREAT ADVENTURE’S ROLLER COASTER TWIST: SURPRISING LIMITED RUN FOR ‘BATMAN THE RIDE’
Via Press Release:
Six Flags Great Adventure, the world’s largest theme park, will unveil a second thrilling roller coaster experience for 2015 as it flips one of its most innovative and adrenaline-charged coasters backwards for a limited time. The park will also debut its 13th roller coaster – El Diablo – during its 2015 season, which kicks off April 3.
BATMAN™: The Ride becomes even more intense as it undergoes a gravity-defying role reversal from July 4thweekend to Labor Day weekend. BATMAN™: The Ride Backwards facts:
- Soar backwards, chair-lift style (beneath the track)
- 50-mph juggernaut
- Five gut-wrenching inversions guests never see coming
- 2,700 feet of twisted track
Since opening in 1993, BATMAN™: The Ride has given more than 27 million thrilling rides and reigns as one of the most popular roller coasters in the world.
Guests can feel the wrath of the devil on El Diablo, the park’s 13th coaster, beginning this spring. Inspired by Jersey Devil folklore with a Mexican twist, El Diablo features riders sitting in “face-off” (face-to-face) seats rocketing forward and backward pendulum style until the train gains enough momentum to complete a full revolution seven stories in the air. The fiery red coaster then kicks into high gear, completing full revolutions until it stops momentarily with riders suspended upside down, and then reverses direction. El Diablo is expected to open May, and will have a 48 inch height requirement to ride.