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.
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 's
No Batman The Escape ride photo is available at this time.
Don't fret! Photos for Batman The Escape are forthcoming!