Sunday, May 24, 2015

Six Flags - Fiesta Texas --- Batman The Ride

This month, the big event at Six Flags Fiesta Texas is the opening of their new ride: Batman: the Ride. We stopped by earlier today to check it out.

Because of the recent rains and the threat (90% chance of thunder storms) of rain, the park was not very crowded. The lines were unusually short for a prime season weekend.

The approach to the ride is flat, paved and well landscaped. This is important to my wife, who has a bad knee and can no longer climb lengthy stairs. Because this is a new ride, the landscaping has not grown tall enough to provide any shade. This may prove to be a problem to the park when the lines are long on those very hot high-summer days with the sun beating down.

The seats are in groups of four, one group on each side of the track. Each group consists of two pairs of seats facing each other. In the loading position, they are low enough for easy seating. With the restraints in place, the seats will hold fatties like me comfortably.

The following pictures are from the Six Flags website. The first shows the track layout:

The second shows an artist's rendering of one one the care filled with riders at the top of a loop.

Unfortunately, the ride did not thrill me. I much prefer Iron Rattler - that ride reminds me of the times I rode a mechanical bull... Only, the Iron Rattler cannot throw you off. Riding a mechanical bull is much more hazardous!

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