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Six Flags Great Adventure Announces 'The Dark Knight' Themed Coaster for

2008 Season

Six Flags Great Adventure announced today its new attraction for 2008: "The Dark Knight Coaster," an indoor dark coaster based on Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming movie The Dark Knight featuring

DC Comics' characters Batman and The Joker. The Dark Knight Coaster opens April 2008.

 

"Today's announcement represents Six Flags Great Adventure's continued focus on delivering a

well-rounded and balanced entertainment package," said Mark Kane, Six Flags Great Adventure's Park President. "The Dark Knight Coaster offers a unique experience that will appeal to families and teens alike."

 

The Dark Knight Coaster will transform guests into citizens of Gotham City — caught in the middle of a city under siege and torn apart by The Joker.

 

With The Dark Knight Coaster, guests will experience the ride of their lives. Venturing through demented hallways of twists, turns and hallucinatory images, they are tormented by The Joker himself. Then as they set foot onto a distressed, vandalized train platform, they can only guess at what awaits them as they speed through six 180-degree hairpin turns, climb unseen hills, plunge into pitch darkness and dip into unforeseen danger. As they attempt to escape the terror, their only hope is that Gotham's Silent Guardian — Batman — can save them.

 

"The opening of The Dark Knight Coaster will be perfectly-timed to coincide with the debut of the next Batman film from director Christopher Nolan. We're very excited that fans will be able to have a

first-hand experience with the sites, sounds and thrills of crime fighting in Gotham City," said

Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Consumer Products.

 

The Dark Knight Coaster will use storytelling, physical movement, video, sound and special effects to bring guests a one-of-a-kind dark ride experience. The $7.5 million coaster will be located in the Movietown section of Six Flags Great Adventure.

 

About The Dark Knight Movie

Batman (Christian Bale) raises the stakes in his war on crime in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent

(Aaron Eckhart), Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker

(Heath Ledger). The Dark Knight releases in theaters July 18, 2008.

 

About DC Comics

DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations.

DC Comics' Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.

 

The Dark Knight indoor coaster is slated for an April 2008 opening. Guests can receive

up-to-the-minute park news and now purchase a 2008 season pass online at www.sixflags.com.

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It seems all the new Six Flags stuff went up on their sites at 10am..

 

So, congratulations to SFA for not adding anything new for 2008! You guys have gotten so good at not adding anything. You deserve an award!

 

LOL!

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It seems all the new Six Flags stuff went up on their sites at 10am..

 

So, congratulations to SFA for not adding anything new for 2008! You guys have gotten so good at not adding anything. You deserve an award!

 

LOL!

 

I sometimes wonder why Six Flags didn't include America in the deal to sell off those parks. I guess it would have brought the sale price up but it seems like SFA is really being neglected.

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SFA is only using like 115 acres out of about 500. They could easily sell off 200-300 acres and make a killing--and still keep SFA open. They have a lot of options.

 

They need to do something though. With new coasters going in at Knoebels, Hershey, GADV, and KD in 2008, they really aren't bringing anything drastic to the plate to compete with.

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True, but you know that there's no way they could sell that land for houses and keep the park there. All that would do is create one of those places where the new homeowners do nothing but bitch about the park (like Dornye or BGE).

 

I still say the reason they're investing nothing into it is to shut the place down eventually. Hopefully Wild One would be moved if this happens.

 

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Well, so much for SFGAdv and SFNE not having any clones.

 

[Posted in other thread for effect.]

 

Uh, what? SFNE has Mind Eraser, Flashback, two generic kiddie coasters, Pandemonium, and Thunderbolt that are all clones, plus Batman that is a half clone, And SFGAdv has Great American Scream Machine, Batman, and Superman atleast that are clones.

 

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You were being sarcastic weren't you?

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^ I think he emant the parks having 2 of the same coasters... Well anyhow, I'm excited for both of these coasters since I live somewhere inbetween them and will get to experience both of them... i haven't decided if thats good or bad?! Hopefully its themed nicely!

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^I rarely see a mouse that is walk-on. They are popular and relatively cheap. However, $7.5 Million sounds high to me for a standard wild mouse. But six hairpin turns screams Wild Mouse to me versus something like Sierra Sidewinder.

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I don't mind these wild mice additions, but I don't quite get the names and theming. I mean, it's a mouse, a kiddie ride...trying to tout it as 'The Dark Knight' and being all bad ass just sounds like a bad idea.

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Well, so much for SFGAdv and SFNE not having any clones.

 

[Posted in other thread for effect.]

 

Uh, what? SFNE has Mind Eraser, Flashback, two generic kiddie coasters, Pandemonium, and Thunderbolt that are all clones, plus Batman that is a half clone, And SFGAdv has Great American Scream Machine, Batman, and Superman atleast that are clones.

 

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You were being sarcastic weren't you?

 

As Coastakid pointed out, I meant that the two parks didn't have any identical coasters to the other.

 

I've always liked that SF generally tried to keep parks that were close together from having identical rides, it gives enthusiasts a reason to travel, though on the flip-side, I can understand why it's an impractical idea - how many members of the GP are willing to travel 4+ hours to another park? As someone who likes to talk to strangers in line, I can attest to how many people don't even realize there's more than one "Six Flags" park; many people I've spoken to at SFNE had no idea that they even made coasters over 400 feet tall.

 

With that in mind, it makes sense to not want to "hoard" the money-making attractions to only certain parks, but instead spread them around, similar to their kiddie areas. What's likely to draw more money: hoping for tourists to travel to one attraction, or building several in multiple locations?

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I don't mind these wild mice additions, but I don't quite get the names and theming. I mean, it's a mouse, a kiddie ride...trying to tout it as 'The Dark Knight' and being all bad a$$ just sounds like a bad idea.

It depends on how SF themes it. If it is good, it might be like Exterminator at Kennywood (a generic ride with great theming).

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^I rarely see a mouse that is walk-on. They are popular and relatively cheap. However, $7.5 Million sounds high to me for a standard wild mouse. But six hairpin turns screams Wild Mouse to me versus something like Sierra Sidewinder.

 

That could be due to the fact that mouse coasters never have good capacities.

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I don't mind these wild mice additions, but I don't quite get the names and theming. I mean, it's a mouse, a kiddie ride...trying to tout it as 'The Dark Knight' and being all bad a$$ just sounds like a bad idea.

 

I agree, just imagine when the movie releases and all the hype and tie ins, the lines will be completely insane, guaranteed +2hr wait for a Mack mouse. With such long waits and all the hype, will have alot of pissed off people coming off what is basically a small compact carnival coaster.

 

At the very least, they should add 2 side by side like this to keep the lines moving:

 

http://www.rcdb.com/ig918.htm?picture=5

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I don't mind these wild mice additions, but I don't quite get the names and theming. I mean, it's a mouse, a kiddie ride...trying to tout it as 'The Dark Knight' and being all bad a$$ just sounds like a bad idea.

 

I agree, just imagine when the movie releases and all the hype and tie ins, the lines will be completely insane, guaranteed +2hr wait for a Mack mouse. With such long waits and all the hype, will have alot of pissed off people coming off what is basically a small compact carnival coaster.

 

At the very least, they should add 2 side by side like this to keep the lines moving:

 

http://www.rcdb.com/ig918.htm?picture=5

 

Like what Disney has done with Primeval Whirl, but it's not going to happen at SF.

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