Then after reading about MANY OTHER people on the net around the area ALSO hearing about the SAME story, I started wondering.
Was there ANY accidents on the bat that someone got hurt in? They didn't have to die or anything.
I realize how stories get distorted and made worse than they were. This might be the case.
I am asking those that either worked there at the time, Or know the history.
Many false rumors about the coaster's removal still persist to this very day. Contrary to urban myths, the coaster never had an accident nor were people injured or killed riding The Bat. The most popular rumor suggests that the uncontrolled swinging led to cars slamming into a support pillar crushing riders. This is false since The Bat train could in no way swing far enough to hit one.
Walt Disney World
Tokyo Disney Resort
Theme Park Insider Books