Saturday, May 25, 2013

Six Flags Great America Makes More Backwards Announcements

It seems like it is the season for backwards roller coasters, especially at Six Flags Great America.

The park opened Batman The Ride backwards not too long ago, and from the start indicated that it would be for a limited time only.  Now the announcement has been made via Twitter that backwards Batman (or Namtab as I like to call it) will run until July 7th.

Disappointed fans will find the news easier to take, however, since the park is far from done with turning around their coaster trains.

That's correct - the day after backwards Batman closes a backwards version of Viper will "slither" into the park.  The wooden twister coaster, opened in 1995, is of the Cyclone variety.  That means it is a wooden ride that's roughly modeled after the world famous Coney Island Cyclone.

And now guests will get to experience the coaster backwards starting July 8th.

But wait, there's more!  The park also let the news out that later in the Fall the American Eagle will also go backwards.  The massive set of racing rides has had its trains turned around several times throughout its many years, but will still give season regulars something to look forward to later this year.