Batman in amusement parks

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Amusement rides and stunt shows themed to the Batman franchise its derivative elements are commonly found at Warner Bros. and Six Flags amusement parks across the world.

Batman attractions at Six Flags parks[edit]

Batman: The Ride (B&M)[edit]

Batman: The Ride (not to be confused with the S&S version) is a steel inverted roller coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard. It is located at seven Six Flags theme parks including Six Flags Great America, Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags St. Louis, Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags Over Texas. It was formerly located at Six Flags New Orleans before it was relocated to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and rethemed to Goliath.

Batman The Escape[edit]

Batman The Escape was a steel stand-up roller coaster at Six Flags AstroWorld. Originally, the queue was located inside the Batcave, but the entrance was moved in 1998. Formerly, the coaster operated as "Shockwave" at Six Flags Magic Mountain from 1986 to 1988 and Six Flags Great Adventure from 1990 to 1992.

Batman & Robin: The Chiller[edit]

Batman & Robin: The Chiller was a dual-tracked launched roller coaster based on the 1997 film Batman & Robin. It opened at Six Flags Great Adventure in 1997. After closing in 2007, the ride was demolished and sold to the Brazilian theme park Beto Carrero World, but was never re-assembled.

Batman: Knight Flight[edit]

Batman: Knight Flight was a floorless roller coaster at Six Flags Ohio that opened in the park's Gotham City area in 2000. After the park was sold to Cedar Fair in March 2004 for $145 million, the park became Geauga Lake and the ride's name was changed to "Dominator". Later, on September 16, 2007, the ride was closed after Cedar Fair's announcement that Geauga Lake would be closed permanently. Dominator was relocated to Kings Dominion in 2008, where it continues to operate today.

Batwing[edit]

Batwing is a steel flying roller coaster at Six Flags America. It opened in 2001, and is based on the Batwing, Batman's plane from the comics.

Batman: The Dark Knight[edit]

Batman: The Dark Knight is a steel floorless roller coaster at Six Flags New England. It opened in 2002, and was the first DC Comics themed attraction at the park after it was acquired by Six Flags in 1998. After The Dark Knight Coaster was announced for the 2009 season, its name was temporarily changed to "Batman: The Ride" but was then reverted to its former name after being cancelled due to building restrictions.

The Dark Knight Coaster[edit]

The Dark Knight Coaster is an enclosed Wild mouse roller coaster based on the film The Dark Knight. In the ride, guests board a Gotham City Rail subway car and are chased by The Joker before being saved by Batman. It opened at Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Great America in 2008, and at Six Flags Mexico in 2009. Six Flags New England was also scheduled to open the ride in 2009, but it was cancelled due to building restrictions and placed in storage. In 2011, the ride was finally built as Gotham City Gauntlet: Escape from Arkham Asylum.

Batman: The Ride (S&S Free Spin)[edit]

Batman: The Ride (not to be confused with the B&M version) is a 4D Free Spin roller coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. A clone of the ride will open at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2019.

Justice League: Battle for Metropolis[edit]

Justice League: Battle for Metropolis is an interactive dark ride at seven Six Flags parks: Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags St. Louis, Six Flags Mexico, Six Flags Great America, Six Flags Over Georgia, Six Flags Great Adventure, and Six Flags Magic Mountain. In the ride, Batman helps brief guests on their mission to save the captured members of the Justice League from Lex Luthor, breaks into LexCorp with Cyborg, and has a fist fight with Luthor himself. He also joins the League as they chased the two villains (and Harley Quinn in the Six Flags Magic Mountain version) into the Metropolis subway.

Batman shows at Six Flags parks[edit]

The Batman Stunt Show[edit]

The Batman Stunt Show was a stunt show that ran from 1992 to 1994 in the Batman Stunt Arena at Six Flags Great Adventure. The show was loosely based on the 1989 film Batman, featuring various elements from the film such as Michael Keaton's batsuit, the Batmobile, and Vicki Vale.

Batman Forever[edit]

Batman Forever was a stunt show in the Batman Stunt Arena at Six Flags Great Adventure. It opened in the summer of 1995 to coincide with the film of the same name, featuring many elements from it.

Gotham City: Carnival of Chaos[edit]

Gotham City: Carnival of Chaos was a stunt show in the Batman Stunt Arena in 1999. It was the first Batman stunt show at the park not being based on a film, instead drawing inspiration from the comics.

Batman vs. Catwoman: Catfight[edit]

Batman vs. Catwoman: Catfight was a stunt show in the Batman Stunt Arena in 2004. In the show, Batman fights Catwoman in Gotham City.

Batman attractions at Warner Bros. Movie World parks[edit]

Batman Adventure – The Ride[edit]

Batman Adventure – The Ride was a motion simulator ride based on Tim Burton's Batman series. The ride was located at Warner Bros. Movie World from 1992-2001, Warner Bros. Movie World Germany from 1996 to 2004, and Parque Warner Madrid from 2002 to 2014. The Warner Bros. Movie World and Warner Bros. Movie World Germany versions were replaced with a sequel titled Batman Adventure - The Ride 2, while the Parque Warner Madrid version stayed in its original form from opening until closure.

Batman: Arkham Asylum[edit]

Batman: Arkham Asylum is an inverted steel roller coaster at Parque Warner Madrid. It is a clone of Batman: The Ride at Six Flags parks, and was previous known as Batman: La Fuga (Batman: The Escape) prior to the ride's addition of VR.

Batwing Spaceshot[edit]

Batwing Spaceshot is a Space Shot attraction at Warner Bros. Movie World. The ride opened the same year as the 2005 film Batman Begins, however there's no references to the film besides the ride's logo.

Justice League: Alien Invasion 3D[edit]

Justice League: Alien Invasion is an interactive dark ride at Warner Bros. Movie World. The ride opened in 2011, replacing Batman Adventure – The Ride. In the ride, Batman and the Justice League fight to save the people of Earth from the control of Starro.

Arkham Asylum – Shock Therapy[edit]

Arkham Asylum - Shock Therapy is a Vekoma SLC roller coaster at Warner Bros. Movie World, loosely based on the video game series Batman: Arkham. It was previously known as Lethal Weapon – The Ride when it opened in 1995, but was re-themed to Arkham Asylum in 2012 after Warner Bros. feared that the Lethal Weapon theming was beginning to show its age.

DC Rivals HyperCoaster[edit]

DC Rivals HyperCoaster is a steel roller coaster at Warner Bros. Movie World. The theme of the ride is DC super heroes and their villains, including Batman and The Joker.

Batman: Knight Flight[edit]

Batman: Knight Flight (not to be confused with the dark ride of the same name) is a dark ride at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. It opened with the rest of the park in summer 2018.

Justice League: Warworld Attacks[edit]

Justice League: Warworld Attacks is a dark ride at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. It opened with the rest of the park on July 25, 2018.

Batman shows at Warner Bros. Movie World parks[edit]

The Total Batman Experience[edit]

The Total Batman Experience was a stunt show at Warner Bros. Movie World. It featured elements from the 1995 film Batman Forever.

Batman: Shadows of Gotham[edit]

Batman: Shadows of Gotham was a stunt show at Warner Bros. Movie World. It was based on the 2005 film Batman Begins, featuring Scarecrow, Ra's al Ghul, and the League of Shadows.

List of rides[edit]

Name Location Type Notes
Arkham Asylum – Shock Therapy Warner Bros. Movie World Suspended Looping Coaster [1]
Batman Adventure – The Ride Movie Park Germany (operated)
Warner Bros. Movie World (operated)
Motion simulator
[2]
Batman Adventure – The Ride 2 Warner Bros. Movie World (operated) Motion simulator
[2]
Batman The Escape Six Flags Astroworld (operated)
Darien Lake (in storage)
Stand-up roller coaster
[3][4]
Batman: Knight Flight Geauga Lake (relocated) Floorless roller coaster
[5]
Batman: La Fuga Parque Warner Madrid Inverted roller coaster
[6]
Batman: The Ride Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags St. Louis
Six Flags New Orleans (relocated)
Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags Over Texas
Inverted roller coaster
[7]
Batman: The Ride Six Flags Fiesta Texas 4D Free Spin roller coaster
Batman: The Dark Knight Six Flags New England Floorless roller coaster
[8]
Batman & Robin: The Chiller Six Flags Great Adventure Launched roller coasters
[9]
Batwing Spaceshot Warner Bros. Movie World Space Shot
[10]
Catwoman's Whip Six Flags New England Family roller coaster
[11]
The Dark Knight Coaster Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Great America
Six Flags México
Six Flags New England
Wild Mouse roller coaster
[12]
Gotham City Gauntlet: Escape from Arkham Asylum Six Flags New England Wild Mouse roller coaster
[13]
Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia Steel roller coaster
[14]
Mr. Freeze Six Flags St. Louis
Six Flags Over Texas
Launched roller coaster
[15]
The Penguin's Blizzard River Six Flags America Water ride
Riddler's Revenge Six Flags Magic Mountain Stand-up roller coaster
[16]
The Joker Six Flags México Spinning roller coaster
[17]
The Joker's Jinx Six Flags America Launched roller coaster
[18]
The Joker's Revenge Six Flags Fiesta Texas Steel roller coaster
[19]
Batwing (roller coaster) Six Flags America Flying roller coaster

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World (10 March 2012). "Arkham Asylum - Shock Therapy". MyFun. Archived from the original on 2012-03-02. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Batman Adventure: The Ride 2 (Warner Bros. Movie World)". Parkz. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  3. ^ Marden, Duane. "Batman The Escape  (Six Flags Astroworld)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  4. ^ Marden, Duane. "unknown  (Darien Lake)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  5. ^ Marden, Duane. "Dominator  (Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  6. ^ Marden, Duane. "Batman la Fuga  (Parque Warner Madrid)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  7. ^ Marden, Duane. "Roller Coaster Search Results". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  8. ^ Marden, Duane. "Batman - The Dark Knight  (Six Flags New England)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  9. ^ Marden, Duane. "Batman And Robin: The Chiller  (Six Flags Great Adventure)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  10. ^ "Batwing Spaceshot (Warner Bros. Movie World)". Parkz. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  11. ^ Marden, Duane. "Catwoman's Whip  (Six Flags New England)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  12. ^ Marden, Duane. "Roller Coaster Search Results". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  13. ^ Marden, Duane. "Gotham City Gauntlet Escape from Arkham Asylum  (Six Flags New England)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  14. ^ Marden, Duane. "Mind Bender  (Six Flags Over Georgia)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  15. ^ Marden, Duane. "Roller Coaster Search Results". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  16. ^ Marden, Duane. "Riddler's Revenge  (Six Flags Magic Mountain)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  17. ^ Six Flags Mexico (September 6, 2012). "Six Flags Mexico is ready ..." Facebook. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  18. ^ Marden, Duane. "Joker's Jinx  (Six Flags America)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  19. ^ Marden, Duane. "Joker's Revenge  (Six Flags Fiesta Texas)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 20 February 2011.

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