Hey guys, today I was at the media event for Batman Backwards and took a few pics and an rider-cam video with a friend. This is my first trip report ever, and my first media event ever so I was a little on edge, but when I got there I was surprised how chill and relaxed the whole thing was.
The weather was over-cast and on and off rain the whole time. (perfectly ominous for Batman) We got there and rain was pouring down. We checked in, and went to the station to wait for the first ride of the day. It was so weird seeing an empty station, but we rode a few times, did our POV. Then we took a break, took some pictures and ate. In the tent there was BBQ sandwiches, corn dogs, mac and cheese, and some more sides. Then we went back for a few more rides, talked to a local news man and left. Overall the event was relaxing super fun and just awesome.
My overall thought of the ride was that is was very different from its original. If anything its almost less and more intense in different ways. Going forward, I usually grey out on the bottom of the first loop, but it was very smooth, and no grey outs for the whole ride, but it was more intense in that the twists and turns felt more defined, and I guess "twistier", and the feeling in the loops and zero-g roll are indescribably awesome! So here are some pics I took, again this is my first ever photo report, so they might not be the best quality, and we were only allowed to be in the parking lot, so I couldnt get lots of angles. The on-ride video will come soon!
It was WET... all day
Here was the small but awesome tent SFOG set up
We were on the first ride of the day, which was much earlier than whats on the badge
It's SO weird seeing the trains backwards for the first time
As you can see WET. Water was dripping from the trains all day onto your head on the lift!
Bad picture, but BATMAN
Zero-GGGGG. The feelings on this ride were so weird, but so awesome
Good southern (theme park) food. With a Photo-bombing corndog
Train full of happy riders
In conclusion, great ride, great event, not the best weather, but it was a great time
Close it off with the money shot
Last edited by robbalvey on Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:39 am.
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I am so jealous of how cool your Batman looks. SFGAm is stuck with Yellow Batman.
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Rollercoaster Rider wrote:I am so jealous of how cool your Batman looks. SFGAm is stuck with Yellow Batman.
I wouldn't trade the Blue batman for anything, but I have to say after visiting SFGAM, The yellow actually looks really good in person I thought, plus your station seemed cooler and better themed with the TV monitors etc.
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