Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is now home to the West Coast’s first free-spinning 4D roller coaster, now that Batman: The Ride has opened as the 11th coaster at the Northern Californian park.
On the new Batman: The Ride, riders are suspended outward on either side of the track as the cars flip continuously throughout the experience. The cutting-edge coaster made its official debut during an exclusive, midnight opening event on May 28, attended by guests who were among the first to experience this groundbreaking roller coaster.
Riders on this 4D wing coaster experience sensory overload as they flip head-over-heels at least six times along a weightless, tumbling journey with unexpected drops and vertical free-falls. The coaster includes one-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring smooth, head-over-heels free-fly flips, giving guests the feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a traditional track; 4D winged vehicles that extend outside of the track and seat eight riders per vehicle; face-off seats that allow riders to face each other as they tumble head-over-heels; and a 120-foot-tall, 90-degree vertical lift hill and two beyond 90-degree “raven” drops giving the sensation of free-falling.
Batman: The Ride is now open to the public and makes its home in the all-new DC Universe area of the park which features a lineup of DC-branded attractions including: Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth, Superman Ultimate Flight, The Joker, Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster, The Penguin Ride, and the newly reimagined The Flash: Vertical Velocity.
The area also offers new food, shopping and entertainment options. Guests can pick up Super Hero and Super-Villain t-shirts and swag at The Daily Planet, The Joker Funhouse Shop, or the new Gotham City Gifts. Quick Quenchers Refill Station, and Big Belly Burger, with mobile ordering, will be ready with food and beverages.
“As the world leader in thrills, Six Flags continues to raise the bar to deliver the most unique and innovative experiences in the industry,” said Park President Don McCoy. “Batman: The Ride is a game-changer and is the perfect headliner for the DC Universe area of the park, which already features an incredible collection of rides and attractions based on the world’s most iconic Super Heroes and Super-Villains.”
For more information, visit sixflags.com/discoverykingdom and watch this video of the Batman 4D coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas: