Thursday, February 21, 2013

BATMAN: The Ride Backwards at Six Flags Great America

© Six Flags Great America
It was mentioned by the park earlier this winter, but now it is official: Batman: The Ride at Six Flags Great America will be running backwards for a limited time this season.  The first Batman inverted ride will start its backwards stint on May 4th, when the park opens to guests for the 2013 season.

“Batman: The Ride will open for its 21st season this spring, offering our guests an entirely different ride experience by going backwards. No matter how many times you have been on Batman: The Ride, nothing compares to the thrill of racing down 10 stories facing the other direction,” said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America park president. “You literally have no idea what is coming next. This is a tremendous new experience for our guests and one to take advantage of quickly since it will only be available for a limited time.”

The backwards version of the coaster - the creation of which is said to have had a lot of involvement from manufacturer B&M - is only a limited time promotion, though an ending date has not been given.

Since the coaster opened in 1992 it has given an amazing 28 million rides.  Passengers will traverse 2,700 feet of track at 50 miles per hour backwards, heading through five inversions during the ride.  Already known as one of the more intense rides out there, Batman: The Ride Backwards is sure to be even more so during this special event!