Six Flags Great Adventure announces Batman: The Ride Backwards

Six Flags Great Adventure finally confirms Batman: The Ride Backwards!

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Who didn’t see this one coming? Today, Six Flags Great Adventure confirmed something we all knew was coming since August – Batman: The Ride will be going BACKWARDS! This will be the fifth version of the experience after originating at Six Flags Great America in 2013. In 2014, the backwards chassis was at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Over Texas. This year it is the east coast’s turn, with Six Flags Over Georgia currently using the backwards chassis.

Press release:

Six Flags Great Adventure, the world’s largest theme park, unveils a second thrilling roller coaster experience for 2015 as it flips one of its most innovative and adrenaline-charged coasters backwards for a limited time. The park also debuts its 13th roller coaster – El Diablo – during its 2015 season, which kicks off April 3.

BATMAN™: The Ride becomes even more intense as it undergoes a gravity-defying role reversal from July 4th weekend to Labor Day weekend. Guests can dare to take on an all-new experience on the world-famous suspended, looping coaster when its chair lift-style train is flipped 180 degrees on the trac

BATMAN™: The Ride Backwards Fast Facts:
  • Soar backwards, chair-lift style (beneath the track)
  • 50-mph juggernaut
  • Five gut-wrenching inversions guests never see coming
  • 2,700 feet of twisted track

Since opening in 1993, BATMAN™: The Ride has given more than 27 million thrilling rides and reigns as one of the most popular roller coasters in the world.

“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.”

PHOTO_ Batman the Ride Backwards On Ride Wide Shot

The press release also had more information about the upcoming season:

El Diablo Scorches 2015 Season

Guests can feel the wrath of the devil on El Diablo, the park’s 13th coaster, beginning this spring. Inspired by Jersey Devil folklore with a Mexican twist, El Diablo features riders sitting in “face-of” (face-to-face) seats rocketing forward and backward pendulum style until the train gains enough momentum to complete a full revolution seven stories in the air. The fiery red coaster then kicks into high gear, completing full revolutions until it stops momentarily with riders suspended upside down, and then reverses direction.

“El Diablo is the perfect addition to Plaza del Carnaval, as it appeals to both thrill seekers and families alike. Rides like El Toro and Tango attract a wide audience to this area, which also provides ample opportunities for dining, shopping and relaxation from the excitement of the world’s largest theme park,” Fitzgerald added.

El Diablo is expected to open this May, and will have a 48 inch height requirement to ride.

New Outdoor Grill and Upgraded Cabana Cove at Hurricane Harbor

Beginning May 23, Guests can enjoy the delicious smell and taste of freshly-grilled food when Six Flags Hurricane Harbor debuts its new, outdoor grill. This open-air kitchen will feature giant turkey legs, hot dogs, hamburgers and Mexican-style steak. The park will also introduce an upgraded Cabana Cove, with new, luxury cabanas surrounded by a lush, tropical landscape.

Even though most of these additions are small, 2015 will be another excellent year for Six Flags Great Adventure. We’ll be there for American Coaster Enthusiast’s massive Coaster Con event in June!
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