Formerly Known as Batman: The Dark Knight. Experience the sensation of flying on Batman: The Ride. Based on the daring of the legendary superhero, this ride puts you in a "flying chair" with a virtual front-row view for two corkscrews, three loops, and a stomach-churning zero-G roll.
Height: 100 - 199 ft.
Speed: 30 - 64 mph
Duration: 1 min. - 1 min. 59 sec.
Inversion and Rotation:
Inversions, but no Rotation
This ride has a lot to pack. It is a little small, but other elements make up for that. It has 5 inversions, and seems faster than it really goes.
Superheros need a sidekick. Batman and Robin is one such example. Batman generally can accomplish many things on his own, but occassionally Robin needs to bail him out or provide something that Batman lacks. Even if Batman is succeeding, it's still nice to have a sidekick like Robin.
In terms of Six Flags New England, Superman is the big kahuna. It has height, massive air, accolades, intensity, and pretty much anything that a coaster enthusiast could want, except for one thing- inversions. But Superman doesn't have to worry, that's what Batman is for.
I can't help but applaud B&M for cramming this coaster in such a small plot of land. I don't know why people always complain about the ride being too small or short. It's supposed to be since there was such a limited space to work with.
The experience begins with a good queue line that is shaded and complete with misters and profiles on Batman heros and villains. Generally Batman has a 20-30 minute wait. Despite running two trains, the line moves very slowly since stacking is way too common thanks to extremely slow dispatches combined with a pretty short ride. I personally think a single rider line should be implemented since there often are many empty seats each ride.
Upon bording the ride, you are assigned a seat by the attendant. Unfortunately, you can't really wait for a particular seat unless you have Flash Passes or if the attendant is in a good mood and allows you too. The front is my favorite seat thanks to the view, but every seat pretty much gives an identical ride to each other. As usual Batman sports B&M's ultra smooth trains.
Once dispatched, Batman ascends a very steep lift. After reaching the summit, Batman takes a steep dive off to the left that's both graceful and intense, especially in the back. Following that is an impressive vertical loop with some decent forces at the bottom and a very good dive loop that is extremely disorienting. I personally found the following turn a tad dull, but the following zero-G roll made up for it and then some. That zero-G roll is just taken so smoothly and slowly that the hang-time experienced is just incredible.
Following that heavenly zero-G roll, the ride still keeps its relentless pacing, rushing through B&M's signature interlocking corkscrews. Now I know many people dislike them citing roughness, but I personally find them to be decent. Sure there's one little moment of headbanging, but the forces make up for it. After the second and final corkscrew, Batman speeds to a stop.
There's no doubt Batman is a good coaster and a worthy addition to SFNE's coaster lineup. It certainly serves as a sidekick to the almighty Superman. That being said, Batman still is a coaster that's certainly short, but sweet. Thanks to the quick pacing and good inversions, Batman is well-worth riding and a good coaster despite being a "sidekick".
Favorite Seat: Front
Favorite Moment: Zero-G roll
Many locals complain this is too short. But it's compact layout offers am amazing ride with many twists, turns, and inversions.