The Dark Knight Coaster reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for The Dark Knight Coaster, a roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure.
Written by Nick Crawford
Take a ride on the GOTHAM CITY RAIL as you zoom through the streets and skylines of GOTHAM CITY. As you try to escape the Joker's madness, you will encounter sudden drops, sharp turns, and fast hills. Features animatronics, illusions, fire effects, and strobe lights.
I enjoyed the "the attempt at a Disney" ride. It is definitely worth the 15 minute wait it usually has know but let's start out with the outside. This is a terrible part of the experience because in my opinion it is not shaded nor themed. It made the 10 minute outside wait into a 30 minute outside wait, but that is soon over. Then comes the pre show. Oh my gosh, I love this. It is the best part which actually makes the ride 5x worse. It is amazing but I won't ruin it for you. Then comes the inside line. Eh, it was pretty themed. Now what made also was great were the cars and moving system. The cars, first of all were great and very well themed with the broken glass and wild mouse looking design, and this thing loads up like an omni mover, so fast. The ride wasn't really themed well. It was confusing. The turns were not as tight as most wild mice, but yet still tight. Then you hear why so serious see one or too words and also see a building being robbed. After that, nothing. Just dark and hearing the gunfire from the building. And, a few seconds later. It's over. Ah, it's pretty good because it's indoor and tries it's best at being themed. Cool they got Aaron Eckhart on board! 6/10 - Edward Morgan
fun ride, good theming for a Six Flags ride attempt at being Disney, worth a ride or two but its nothing incredible that youd expect from a "Disney budgeted" ride, - travis traymoore
This is the most underrated ride in the park. I understand if you wait an hour to get on and this is what you get, but it isn't an awful ride. Definitely not deserving of a three. A six at least. The theming is great for this ride; the pre-show is also great. Even the ride itself is fairly good. I don't think they should have marketed it as a roller coaster when it is a wild mouse, which is still considered a roller coaster... just not a very thrilling one. I like this ride, it's just not worth over a twenty minute wait. - Colton McLaughlin
It's sad that the pre-show is way better than the ride itself. An insult to the movie it's based on, but entertaining for how bad it is. - David Kirby
Nightmare!!! I waited an hour to get onto the ride and they made exit because I had a bag with me by accident. (I forgot to take it off) - Matt Untalan
The air conditiong is great. The ride is ok and could have been a lot more thrilling. Still prety good. - Joe Schwartz
Same with Dan Forget. The Ride Is Not Supposed To Be A Thrill Ride. DON'T BE STUPID. NOT EVERY RIDE IS SUPPOSED TO BE A THRILLING ROLLER COASTER. GET OVER IT!!! It is a fun ride and doesn't hurt like everyone's been saying. Just expect the sharp turns, you can see them. It is just not worth the wait if the line is long. - Penelope Newman
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