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Batman & Robin vs the Chiller

Six Flags Great Adventure: That ride was my favorite i think they should work way better to get that ride working i rly want to bring my friend on it. It's my fav next 2 El Toro Plz resond and say what you have to about it

From Fred DcMeter
Posted July 30, 2007 at 10:35 PM
Batman & robin and the chiller is being taken down because its not working


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From Lawrence Smith
Posted July 31, 2007 at 5:51 AM
This is the first I have heard that they are removing the ride. Any news about what they are going to put in place of it?

From David Kirby
Posted July 31, 2007 at 6:32 AM
Where did you get this information? This is the first time I've heard this. I can't imagine they would be removing so soon right after they just spent a lot of money fixing it.

From Dave Chariot
Posted August 12, 2007 at 4:55 PM
The chiller is not being removed according to the GM of SFGA. They are fixing it for next year, also on top of that it cycles from time to time during the season. This rumor is 100% false.

From Justin Spisto
Posted August 30, 2007 at 6:39 AM
why would they remove the chiller they just spent like a 2 million doller upgrade to get the ride working for next year.

From Jenn Lubanko
Posted August 31, 2007 at 5:28 PM
They're deffinitly not removing it. But if they were I would be pretty sad- everyone always says they hate it but i think its awesome!!

From Justin Spisto
Posted September 3, 2007 at 6:08 PM
actually that rumor might not be false anymore. Screamscape said they might remove it at the end of the season. they may also but a batman darknight ride were freefall waz.

From Danny Melillo
Posted September 4, 2007 at 7:38 AM
I don't think Batman the Dark Knight would fit there unless they go into the parking lot a little but.
I remember that the Batman side of the Chiller has been having problems for years. If they do take it down I'd like to see them put something like Superman the Escape at Magic Mountain.

From Justin Spisto
Posted September 4, 2007 at 8:55 AM
if you check screamscape.com they will tell you there thinking of putting a dark night, indoor coaster were freefall waz.

From Danny Melillo
Posted September 4, 2007 at 1:01 PM
I didn't read the screamscape article but I thought he meant something like the Dark Knight at SFNE, because that one takes up a lot more space than the freefall.

From Justin Spisto
Posted September 5, 2007 at 9:04 AM
Na its gonna be like a dark coaster.

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted September 5, 2007 at 11:48 PM
Dark as in 'inside'? If so, I HOPE it's a good, regular sized coaster & not a 'mini' coaster, those are fun but SO short!

From Danny Melillo
Posted September 6, 2007 at 4:46 AM
Im hoping it's gonna be like Revenge of the Mummy, but Six Flags doesen't put that much theming into things.

From Dave Chariot
Posted September 7, 2007 at 6:16 PM

From Leslie DeGroat
Posted April 3, 2008 at 6:35 AM
Sigh, I too loved The Chiller, the batman side was awesome, especially before they took out the G-rolls that were on the top part, and robin was pretty cool too, and now they are putting a spiced up skull mountain (The Dark Knight) in its place? What a shame... Destroying a great coaster for a baby batman that doesnt even go upside down... Sigh... RIP The Chiller... You will be missed... And ps... Does anyone else here miss Viper? That was my very first rollercoaster, EVER, I went on it when I was 7 and I loved it... I was so sad to see that go... And they didn't even keep a part of it like they did with lightning loops... Sigh, but, alas, all good things must come to an end... Now, if they would just demolish the scream machine already and put a ride like the Riddlers Revenge in its place... Then we'd be in buisness!

From Leslie DeGroat
Posted April 3, 2008 at 6:40 AM
And also, if anyone is still doubting the removal of the chiller, its already gone, demolition began in sept of 07, also things that are now gone are: stuntmans freefall, movietown water effects (the last remining water log flume ride) and the looping space ship thats in front of the scream machine... And there's talk that the parachute jump, my moms favorite ride, will also be leaving SFGA... Sigh, so many changes... As well as less small shops, 2 more Johnny Rockets added and the whole old country being shut down... And they're planning on painting medusa... The new owners are totally changing the face of SFGA...

From Ryan B
Posted April 3, 2008 at 4:25 PM
"...like they did with Lightning Loops" If you're referring to the Safari monkey loop, it's actually from a Scream Machine loop that was replaced. But yes, I miss Viper... But maybe only the drop and first inversion.

From Leslie DeGroat
Posted April 4, 2008 at 5:13 AM
Actually Ryan, if you check SFHistory.com, you will see that the loop the monkey's climb on is actually from Lightnin loops... But, whatever, no big deal either way... And Yeah.. Poor viper... Sigh..

From Ryan B
Posted April 7, 2008 at 10:44 AM
Weird. According to wiki, it's GASM as they mentioned replacing loop tops after problems with the model at SFGAm. I looked at the Lightnin Loops page on GA History and didn't see any mention of the safari loop.. where in there was it?

From Leslie DeGroat
Posted April 8, 2008 at 6:07 AM
Maybe I saw it on wikipedia, searching Six Flags Great Adventure... Oh well, SFHistory is an awesome site too though, i love the before and after pictures from like 20 years ago, things change so much...

From Ryan B
Posted April 9, 2008 at 5:21 AM
Yeah, the first time I was there was 1993. It would have been cool to have gone in the 70s or 80s. SFHistory is the closest I've got!

From Leslie DeGroat
Posted April 10, 2008 at 5:05 AM
me 2 =)

From Leslie DeGroat
Posted April 10, 2008 at 11:46 AM
maybe a group of us could all plan a trip together

From Christopher Palma
Posted June 2, 2008 at 5:01 PM
I am actually glad to see The Chiller gone at this point. The ride really was a financial burdon on the park as it sat unused for whole seasons as a time, and the 2 million dollar investment into fixing the roll sections was the final straw. I would much rather see the new Dark Knight running on adaily basis, that The Chiller coming out to play once in a blue moon. While it was a great coaster during it's time running, it was just way to unreliable to keep standing in the park doing nothing. PLus we now have more room for different expansion options in the future.

From jim boyadjis
Posted June 8, 2008 at 8:30 PM
I hated the chiller but not as much of a letdown the DARK KNIGHT was. Omg this was the stupidest ride ever. Stop adding kiddy rides six flags. Its getting ridiculous now. Runnaway mine train, Skull Moutain, Blackbears Treasure Train, Road Runner Ralley, and now this. Its not going in the right direction.

From Christopher Palma
Posted August 26, 2008 at 7:20 PM
I don't think The Dark Knight was a letdown. it was advertised all along as being oriented for a younger audience, and the park really did a nice job with theming on the overall ride, with a few misses here and there. I think people expected too much of it and even heard some complaining that it wasn't better than Nitro which is impossible for something in that small a space.

As ofr some of the other rides mentioned, Runaway Mine Train is a park original, and is not completely a kids ride as I see it being enjoyed by patrons of all ages. At one point in time it was one of the few coasters in the park and was enjoyed by everyone including my own parents before I was born so I wouldn't consider it a kiddie ride. It simply seems to lack due to the huge coasters at the park now. Skull Mountain was a nice attempt by the park when it was built to really capture the theme elements of the ride along with the ride itself. It is a unique ride in the park, and with TDK opening this year some of the effects are working again inside and the ride seems to be enjoying a renewed ridership. I still would not consider Skull Mountain a kid ride completely as it was designed for all ages to enjoy.

Blackbeard and Roadrunner are definitely kids rides, but at the same time, I find it only fair that coasters designed for that young age group be in the park. Not only does it provide a fun ride for kids, but it also introduces them at a young age to the rollercoaster which is a type f ride that can be enjoyed in more extreme forms as they get older. Having those tow in the park don't bother me at all. I understand where you are coming from in that the Chiller was a fun ride, but for a company that operates in the red on a yearly basis at this point, they could not stand to keep pumping money into fixing a ride that has not operated normally since it was installed by the park. The psoitive thing now is that the ladn formerly occupied by the chiller is ripe for the park to do something with in the future whether it be that rumored Dive machine, or a Dark Ride (shooter or other) using the old Chiller Queue building and modifying it. The area where Freefall once stood is also over there awaiting its next use and with those two major lots so close together, there is a good chance that something big and exciting could come out of it. The park did the right thing in terms of going with a ride that was marketable, relatively inexpensive by major addition standards, and will run more efficiently than what was there before which is what needed to happen.

As for the talk of the Chiller I believe you guys were mentioning GreatAdventureHistory before which I had a chance to check out and it does really do a nice job in talking about the Chiller in great detail so while its gone, there are stillo some nice reminders of it around.

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