Batman’s New Friends
Published by: Fort Worth Magazine
Six Flags Over Texas plans to add three new rides in Gotham City near the Batman and Mr. Freeze roller coasters to create “the ultimate battle of Batman versus the Rogue’s Gallery of Super-Villains” experience.
The 214-acre theme park in Arlington has plenty of room for this exciting expansion and will be just one of the 18 Six Flags parks in North America featuring new rides and attractions in 2016.
Six Flags Over Texas President Steve Martindale said the three new rides will allow the park to accommodate an additional 1,000 riders per hour.
“We’re not taking anything out,” he said. “As a matter of fact, we’ve had a huge effort this year and will continue next year to increase our capacity and decrease ride [wait] time,” he said.
Six Flags, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, anticipate the opening of:
1. The Riddler Revenge “will send guests on a dizzying journey by swinging them back and forth while rotating counterclockwise. The ride will propel 40 riders at speeds of nearly 70 miles per hour higher and higher until they experience a feeling of weightlessness at 147 feet in the air,” according to a news release.
2. Catwoman Whip, “48 riders, sitting in rows of two, will spin and tilt in a circular motion, building up speed as the ride whips around, mimicking its namesake,” according to a news release.
3. Harley Quinn Spinsanity “will have riders spinning, twisting and swirling around and around in a thrilling and classic ride experience for the entire family,” according to a news release.
As of now, it is unknown how much the construction will cost. However, in the past, Six Flags has set aside 9 percent of the park’s annual revenue to accommodate for the next season’s new rides and attractions.
“We are excited to offer our guests these premium attractions, thanks to our partnership with the popular DC Comics brand,” said Martindale. “These rides are an excellent addition to our already impressive line-up, and the expansion of Gotham City will offer a uniquely villainous experience.”