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Information
Gotham City
54 Inches
Over-the-Shoulder Restraints
High Thrill
Flash Pass Attraction

Statistics
Opened May 26, 1999
Ride Type Steel Inverted Coaster
Ride Height 105 Feet
Drop Height 87 Feet
Track Length 2,693 Feet
Maximum Speed 50 MPH
Inversions 5
Trains 2
Cars Per Train 8
Riders Per Car 4
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Track Color Yellow
Support Color Midnight Blue

The Many Clones of Batman

Goliath is a mirrored version of Batman: The Ride at Fiesta Texas in San Antonio.

Batman: The Ride was one of the the first major roller coaster to begin the era of ride "cloning" (Vekoma Boomerang coasters were also heavily cloned around this time). Cloning refers to the act of various theme parks all purchasing and installing the same roller coaster layout.

Six other Six Flags parks share the same ride design as Six Flags Over Texas and five 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 (relocated from the defunct Six Flags New Orleans where it was known as Batman: The Ride).

Three 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).

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Batman Runs Backwards

In 2014, Six Flags Over Texas announced that Batman: The Ride would operate backwards as part of the coaster's 15th anniversary celebration at the park. Six Flags Over Texas did not have special trains for the occasion nor did they flip the existing trains backwards. The Six Flags chain had a set of touring backwards trains that made their way to a number of the parks. In the summer of 2014, the trains made their way to Six Flags Over Texas for a short stay and allowed guests to enjoy the ride in backwards fashion.


Ride History

2008

  • Batman: The Ride is repainted with yellow track and midnight blue supports.

2014

  • Batman: The Ride operates backwards for a limited time during the summer. These backward trains are rotated from one Six Flags park to another.


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