Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California, has opened the park’s most innovative roller coaster to date, Batman: The Ride, a 4D Free Spin Coaster from S&S-Sansei. On this new coaster, riders are suspended outward on either side of the track as the cars flip continuously throughout the experience. Batman: The Ride is the park’s 11th coaster, more than any other theme park in Northern California.
“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.”
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. Other highlights of this adrenaline-pumping coaster include a 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 (37 m) tall, 90º vertical lift hill and two beyond 90º “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 an incredible 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 a host of 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 hot food and cold beverages