Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Six Flags Great Adventure Announces Batman: The Ride - Backwards

This Summer will be hotter than ever at Six Flags Great Adventure as the park introduces Batman: The Ride - Backwards as a thrilling new coaster experience.  The attraction will be a limited run at the theme park, opening July 4th weekend and only available until Labor Day weekend, 2015.

Batman: The Ride has long been one of the park's most popular roller coasters, and now the inverted ride will be and all-new experience due to the backwards trains.  “The ride’s intensity is ratcheted way up,” said John Fitzgerald, Six Flags Great Adventure president. “Thrill seekers will not want to miss this limited-time opportunity to put their inner ‘super hero’ to the test.”

Riders will soar through the sky at 50 miles per hour over 2,700 feet of track, heading through five inversions that they will not be able to anticipate due to the backwards trains.  The coaster has already given over 27 million rides since its debut in 1993, and with this limited run I'm sure that number will continue to quickly rise.

This Summer will also see the debut of Six Flags Great Adventure's El Diablo, a new ride that sends riders looping both forward and backward in the park's Plaza del Carnaval area.