Six Flags New England, Six Flags Great America, and Six Flags Great Adventure have definitely gone to the dark side with today’s announcements. They've announced The Dark Knight, a new coaster that will sure take the chills out of anyone that’s afraid of the dark.
The Dark Knights will be an enclosed wild mouse style coaster. The ride will be 1213', 2:00 ride through Gotham City. Manufactured by Mack and designed by the Ingenieur Büro Stengel GmbH, this ride is sure to be a hit among Six Flags guests.
The ride's theme is a trip through Gotham City, with a terrorizing twist. The Joker has just vandalized Gotham City, and you have to go through the debris. The ride consists of unexpected drops, wild turns, and darkness. The only hope of the victims is the one and only Batman.
However, in order to install these new attractions around the Six Flags chain, there has to be consequences. Sadly, the signature attraction Batman and Robin: The Chiller will be permanently shut down in order to make room for the new ride. Also,Batman: The Dark Knight at Six Flags New England, has been renamed Batman: The Ride so the Dark Knight name can be for the new coaster.
Nether less, the rides, which will cost $22.5 Million in total, will not disappoint. The Dark Knightcoasters are each scheduled to open in April and May 2008.