• Opened: May 26th, 1999
• Type: Steel Inverted Coaster
• Height: 109 Feet
• Drop Height: 87 Feet
• Track Length: 2,693 Feet
• Max Speed: 50 MPH
• Inversions: 5
• Trains: 2
• Cars Per Train: 8
• Riders Per Car: 4
• Ride & Train Manufacturer: B&M
• Track Color: Yellow
• Support Color: Midnight Blue
• Batman: The Ride is repainted with yellow track and midnight blue supports.
• Batman: The Ride operates backwards for a limited time during the summer. These backward trains rotated from one Six Flags park to another.
Did You Know?
Batman Runs Backwards
In 2014, Six Flags Over Texas announced that Batman: The Ride would operate backwards as part of the ride's 15th anniversary celebration at the park.
The park did not have special trains for the occasion nor did they simply flip the existing trains backwards. The Six Flags chain had a set of touring backwards trains that made their way to a number of parks in the chain.
In the summer of 2014, the trains made their way to Six Flags Over Texas for a short stay but allowed guests to enjoy the ride in backwards fashion.
The Many Clones of Batman
Batman: The Ride was the first major roller coaster to begin the era of ride "cloning" in which many parks buy the same ride layout and install, sometimes even giving in the same name.
6 other Six Flags parks share the same ride design as Six Flags Over Texas and 5 of them call it Batman: The Ride. (Known as Batman: The Ride at Great America, Magic Mountain, Great Adventure, St. Louis, and Six Flags Over Georgia. The ride, though mirrored, is known as Goliath at Six Flags Fiesta Texas (though it came from the defunct Six Flags New Orleans where it was known as Batman: The Ride).
3 of these layouts exist within just hours of each other in the state of Texas (Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and SeaWorld San Antonio).