How scary is Batman?
Six Flags Magic Mountain:
Any advice for a non-rollercoaster person?
From A B.
Posted August 16, 2007 at 5:09 PM
I'm not exactly a hardcore rollercoaster person. I only ride Revolution, the Ninja, and Goldrusher when I go to Six Flags. How scary do you think Batman would be for me, because I'm going there next week, but I'm not really scared of loops. (and how bad is the fall in the beginning?) Any advice?
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The fall is not that big, do not close your eyes, that only will make you feel dioriented, don't underestimate the ride though because its more intense than meets the eye but still a very fun ride, while going down the hill its so much fun you don't even realize how high you are.
From rafael g
Posted August 17, 2007 at 10:21 AM
while i highly recommend the ride, you should probably not ride it if those are the only rides you have gotten on.
Batman is significantly more intense than any of the other rides you've listed.
However, if you enjoyed riding Revolution, I think you should give it a try. Enjoying vs. not enjoying inversions is a really significant thing. If you enjoyed riding Revolution except for the loop, then you might not like the multiple inversions of Batman.
From A B.
Posted August 19, 2007 at 12:32 PM
Thanks for the help! I think that i'll try it. Loops aren't a problem for me, so I guess it won't be that bad.
If you're referring to Batman the Ride, I closed my eyes the first time & it seems to make me a lot more dizzy than when I kept my eyes open the last 2 times. It's REALLY not as scary if you don't think of it that way. Sit in the middle & in the middle two seats of the row. That's what I do, that way you're not in front or back & you have another seat, if not another person next to you. That always makes me feel better. Plus, focus on the seat in front of you or the track ahead/above you, don't look straight up but just look up ahead of you. That usually helps too. It's not a very long ride so it'd be over before you know it. You may also want to 'warm up' on Riddler's (if you're at SFMM, that is) or another similar coaster w/inversions if you feel more confident, give Batman a go. I also find riding at night in the dark helps too.
From A B.
Posted August 23, 2007 at 4:52 PM
There's no way that I can warm up on Riddler's Revenge. How bad is RR compared to Batman? If Batman's worse than Riddler's, then I don't think I'm going to ride either.
Have you gone yet, and if so did you ride? :) If you enjoy or at least don't mind inversions and some G-force intensity in a few places, definitely give it a spin. To me at least, the opening drop is mostly negated (doesn't feel like much of a drop) because it goes around a bend instead of a straight drop. Same thing for Riddler, Scream and even Viper. If you enjoy it, give Scream a go for sure. It's mostly the same except longer, a tad less G-force intense, more interesting inversions, and of course the track's below instead of above.
Actually I might recommend someone "warm up" on Batman or Scream before before riding Riddler if they never have before. :) It can get fairly intense on the legs and feet in places because of the Gs and inversions, assuming you actually STAND like I did and not slouch on the bike-seat. It's a way-fun ride though, with very cool elements. If you enjoy or at least tolerated Batman and/or Scream, I'd recommend it: the standing-up is an interesting perspective.
Batmans not neccessarily worse than Riddlers, but they're different stlyes of coasters. You have to ask yourself which one you would rather ride, standing up on RR or having your feet hang on Batman.
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