Saturday, May 28, 2016

New Rides in Gotham City Expansion Now Open at Six Flags Over Texas

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Three thrilling new rides are now open in Six Flags Over Texas' expansion of their Gotham City themed area.  Two of the rides are brand new to the area, while Harley Quinn Spinsanity is the completely rethemed and refurbished ride formerly known as Crazy Legs.

The new area is dominated by The Riddler Revenge, a 90 foot tall pendulum ride that swings 40 riders on a giant circle up to 146 feet above the midway (seen above).  The high-thrill ride swings to 120 degrees at the top of its arc, coming close to inverting riders.  The giant ride is capable of hitting speeds of nearly 70 miles per hour during the ride program.

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Also brand new is the Catwoman Whip, a new ride design by Zamperla.  Only a handful of these rides have opened so far, and they look like an awful lot of fun.  The ride seats 48 riders per cycle, lifting them up as they rotate in floorless seats.  Harley Quinn Spinsanity still offers a thrilling and classic ride experience, twisting and swirling around on this time-tested park favorite.

“Each season our goal is to provide a unique and thrilling experience for our guests and this year we are excited to debut premier attractions themed after the popular DC Comic branded Super-Villains,” said Steve Martindale, Six Flags Over Texas park president. “These rides are real crowd pleasers and will make an impactful addition to the park’s already iconic landscape.”

The newly expanded Gotham City themed area also include mega-rides such as Batman The Ride and Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast.

Here is a look at the three new rides in action: