Thursday, March 26, 2015

Batman: The Ride Topped Off at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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Yesterday was an exciting day for everyone at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, as the park placed the final track piece of Batman: The Ride into place.  The 4-D Free Spin coaster's last piece of bright yellow track was from the very top of the ride's vertical lift hill, which stretches 120 feet into the sky.
Batman: The Ride is the first coaster of its kind to open in the world, using both gravity and magnets to flip the cars as riders pass over the undulating track.

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This wide-angle shot really shows just how impressive the coaster looks - from this view it appears to be much taller than 120 feet!  The relatively simple layout, consisting of mostly gently hills, is structured to allow the unique trains to flip and spin riders in different ways.  The park promises at least six inversions mixed among the vertical drops and hills, though the use of magnets could allow for changes to the experience in the future.

The park also released video of the final track construction, available here.