Batman: The Dark Knight @ Six Flags New England
Batman The Dark Knight Roller Coaster - Six Flags New EnglandNo, I don’t have a time machine (yet!). I rode the floorless roller coaster formerly known as Batman: The Dark Knight at Six Flags New England in 2005. This year, Six Flags renamed it Batman: The Ride so that they could add one of the three new Batman: The Dark Knight clones to the park. Make sense? Onto the review.

Batman The Dark Knight was a floorless roller coaster with open cars. It had a mostly smooth ride, some decent theming, and a nice looking station. My favorite inversion, the zero-g roll, was among the coaster’s five loops. Also, because of it’s capacity, (like with most B&M’s) the line should always move relatively fast. However, when I was at Six Flags New England there wasn’t a line. All of these pluses added up to a ‘Good’ coaster, but nothing more.

The layout was pretty short and uninspiring, while still being a good use of the little land they had to work with. The ride started with aBatman The Dark Knight Roller Coaster - Six Flags New England swooping 117′ foot drop that’s immediately followed by a large vertical loop. A dive loop follows and then a banked turn that passes through the previous vertical loop. Next is a sweet zero-g roll that twists over a path. The Dark Knight’s finale was the B&M signature interlocking corkscrews (seen here). Unfortunately, they are uncharacteristically rough and they’re immediately followed by the brakes. The train was still traveling at a pretty good pace as I hit the final brakes, and the ride’s over.

I’m not a huge fan of compact roller coasters with multiple loops as they tend to have their inversions too close together. That wasn’t so much of a problem with the first three inversions, but the rougher than usual corkscrews and slamming into the final brakes hurt this coaster’s chances of a higher rating. Lastly, it’s compact size keeps the speed and intensity at aRoller Coaster Reviews minimum. Which isn’t completely a bad thing, but when I got off I wasn’t like, “Wow that little coaster packed a punch”. It was more like, “Okay. That was a B&M floorless.” The Dark Knight is still a good installation for any park. Final Rating – 7.0 (Good)

Thrilling Roller Coasters - For Brave RidersThis coaster is rated ‘TH’ for Thrilling. It’s a 3 out of 5 on my Thrill Scale because it includes loops. If you fear going upside-down, then you may want to skip Batman.

What’s Your Take?
Have you ridden Batman The Dark Knight (now known as Batman The Ride) at SFNE? What did you think? Leave a comment below.

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8 Responses

  1. FilmmakerGirl

    hahaha, so right about the muting thing… if I was in the park I'd definitely check it out, but I don't know if that ride would be my sole reason for going.

  2. Anonymous

    how in the world did you take it without dropping the camera?

  3. The Coaster Critic

    I don't actually take the onride videos myself. I just post the videos I find on YouTube. But 'gees97' who took the video did do a good job holding the camera still. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. malcolm

    hey TCC perfer compact floorles coasters like this over something like medusa?

  5. The Coaster Critic

    No. I'd say that I prefer Medusa and Dominator over this floorless. I didn't mind the size, but this one just didn't seem to grab me. Still a fun ride though.

  6. Tom

    When I went I didn't think it was too rough,just a little bit. I like how it dosn't have a block brake before the corkscrews as other B&Ms do. I also think it was kinda intense

  7. Joey Till

    This is a ride id like to ride again becuase i didnt quite enjoy it and like to give it a second chance. well i did enjoy it but it seemed kinda "head bangish" at some parts compared to the awsome superman krypton coaster. I had a headache at the time due to stupid Mind Eraser which kinda made it less enjoyable. But idk didnt quite grab me either.

  8. Shane

    Batman is one of the overshadowed rides in the park. Its actually pretty fun! I enjoy the loops very compact. It feels like your flying everywhere. Its a thrill ride by B&M. This ride isn’t for the people who hate inversions though.


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