Thursday, August 28, 2014

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Announces the World's First Free Spinning 4D Coaster, Batman: The Ride

Well, it looks like our hunch was right and while not a B&M Flying coaster, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is getting something truly unique out the mess that is the chain wide 2015 announcement this morning. We've been following this one for a while and while we're not sure what else is changing, we do know that a Batman themed ride is finally coming to SFFT in 2015.

Similar to it's bigger cousin at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Batman: The Ride will feature a spinning motion but unlike X2 the spinning will be completely unpredictable. The seats are free to flip and roll as they will as the trains make their way through two raven drops, and spin at least six times upside down after climbing vertically to the top of the floating track.

“Every year we continue to provide more and more innovative technology and excitement for our park guests and season pass holders. BATMAN™: The Ride is an entirely new concept in ride engineering and will provide a sensory experience like no other coaster. The unanticipated tumbling will add even more thrills as riders travel along the dipping and swirling track,” said park president Martin Bozer.

Batman: The Ride will feature a 120ft vertical elevator style lift hill, at least six inversions due to the spinning of the seats and of course the two over 90 degree raven drops. One of the interesting things is that the trains only seem to seat 8 people in an inward facing set up. This means that riders will face each other and that capacity is absurdly low. Not as bad as Green Lantern at SFMM, but still low.

 But that's not all, it seems as if the entire Rockville area of the park will also be getting a make over too. Not sure if it will be Gotham City or just a general DC theme, but the theming elements going around the new coaster seem to point to either possibly happening. A full-scale Batmobile, the Bat-Signal, plus cutting edge special effects throughout the ride make this the ultimate way to experience the world of Batman.

Curious as to just what this thing can do? Well, here's a video rendering of the ride in action!

Stay tuned for more updates from Six Flags Fiesta Texas and the rest of the Six Flags parks as more announcements have been released about projects for 2015 at every park!

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