Six Flags Over Texas has announced that for the summer of 2014, they will be turning the popular Batman inverted coaster in reverse. Since the ride was first introduced in 1999, it has delivered countless thrills that have given riders a unique floorless perspective as they hung from the track above. When the ride reopens, it will feature a new train that sends riders backwards through its 2700 feet of track.
First introduced at Six Flags Great America in 2013, Batman Backwards (NAMTAB) has been received as a brilliant modification to an already outstanding ride. Following the opening of Batman Backwards at sister park Six Flags Magic Mountain in California, Six Flags Over Texas revealed that the popular revision to the coaster would be making its way to Arlington for a limited time in Summer 2014.
Batman Backwards will allow riders to go spiraling in reverse through two vertical loops, a zero gravity roll, and two corkscrews before bringing the intense coaster ride to an end. The ride reaches a maximum height of 105 feet, along with a top speed of 50 miles per hour.
Batman Backwards is located in the Gotham City section of the park, across from the launched Mr. Freeze coaster, which also received a backwards modification at the beginning of 2012. The park is also adding Bugs Bunny Boomtown, a brand new children’s area for younger guests, scheduled to open in the spring season of 2014.