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Batman The Escape

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The Place
  Six Flags Astro World - Houston, Texas USA

The Stats

Track Type Year Designer / Manufacturer
Steel Stand Up 1993 Giovanola / Intamin AG
Ride Statistics
Height: 90 feet Max Drop: 85 feet
Top Speed: Track Length: 2300 feet
Rider Capacity: Max G-Force: +3.4 G
Inversions: 1 Ride Time: 2:15 minutes
Avg Speed: Angle of Descent:
Number of Cars: Length of Train:
Restraints: Horsecollar, Belts Number of Trains: 2
Cars per Train: 5 Vehicles Designed by: Intamin

The Experience

* Arrangement: Riders are arranged 4 across, 4 seats per car for a total of 20 riders per train.
* Notes: Texas' first stand-up roller coaster. The duo behind B&M worked at Giovanola while they designed rides from 1985-1986 for Intamin to market/broker.
* Structure: Originally white track & column supports. Repainted with bright yellow track and black column supports for the 2004 season.
* Elements: 66 ft vertical loop, some tight turns, and riders go through a tunnel.
* Features: Originally theming included entering the queue area through the old Alpine Sleigh dark ride mountain spruced up as the "Batcave". This closed due to safety issues in 1998.
* History: Closed in 2005. Originally built in 1986 at SFMM where it was known as Shockwave. Relocated in 1990 to SFGAdv as Shockwave before coming to SFAW and rethemed as Batman. Since relocated in 2006 to SFDL and placed in storage.

The Verdict
This ride broke down a bit while I was there. The trains are rough and the restraints on this early stand-up design were quite uncomfortable. It was a major coaster in its day.
I rate it 5 Star's

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