Who amongst us hasn’t at one time or another, dreamed the dream of pulling on a mask, cape, and for the more obsessively-minded, perhaps an utility belt, before jumping off a building and soaring through the skies like Batman?
Alas, in the cold light of day, hurtling through the heavens like a king bat, hell-bent on preventing crime and protecting the innocent can often seem like the fever of a fantasist lost in the paradise of the fool.
Do not forsake your dreams just yet fanboys and fangirls. There is still hope for all you would-be superheroes out there.
The world’s first 4D roller coaster, which will be unveiled next summer at the Six Flags Fiesta Texas amusement park in San Antonio, promises to let Joe Public experience for the first time what it feels like to fly like Batman.
Holy Smoke, Batman! I hear you cry. What new and magical madness is this?
Well, it’s really quite simple. Batman: The Ride is the world’s first 4D roller coaster, and it promises to be next summer’s star attraction for all you thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies out there.
It’s unique, the first of its kind and in the 22-year history of the Six Flags park, it’s the most exciting and talked about roller coaster ever to be premiered at that location.
Want to know more? Here’s the low-down. Batman begins, (get it?) with a slow and steady climb of 120ft. So far, so good. Here’s the fun part. The riders are then flipped head over heels six times as they tumble through the air like any self-respecting fantasist in free-fall.
The Mirror reports that one-of-a-kind magnetic technology used on the ride provides visitors with a feeling of weightlessness as they soar through the air outside the confines of the track and outside the confines of their wildest dreams.
If the unexpected more-than-90-degree drops weren’t enough, riders sit eyeball to eyeball and are invited to ‘face their fears’ as they take their seats in the wing coaster on the twisting track frame.
Park president, Martin Bozer, said:
“Batman: The Ride is an entirely new concept in ride engineering and will provide a sensory experience like no other coaster. The unanticipated tumbling will add even more thrills as riders travel along the dipping and swirling track.”
So if one was needed, here’s finally a damned-good reason to leave your cave and visit the Lone Star State next summer. Never mind the Batmobile, all you need to do is just grab your cape and fly.