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Free-Fly Coaster, Batman™: The Ride to Open at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2019


A Fantastic 4D, Flipping, Weightless Coaster Experience

Flags Discovery Kingdom
, the Thrill Capital of Northern California,
and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment,
announces the opening in Spring 2019 of the park's most innovative new
coasters to date — Batman: The Ride themed after one
of the world's most iconic DC Super Heroes. Riders on this 4D wing
coaster will experience a sensory overload as they flip head-over-heels
at least six times along a weightless, tumbling journey with unexpected
drops and vertical free-falls.

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom announces Northern California's first 4D free-fly coaster, Batman: The R ...

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom announces Northern California's first 4D free-fly coaster, Batman: The Ride, coming in 2019. (Photo: Business Wire)

"As the world leader in thrills, Six Flags continues to raise the bar to
deliver the most unique and innovative experiences in the industry,"
said Park President Don McCoy. "On Batman: The Ride, riders are
suspended outward on either side of the track as the cars flip
continuously throughout the course of the ride. This coaster is a
game-changer and the perfect complement to our already impressive DC
Super Hero and Super-Villain lineup which includes Superman Ultimate
Flight, The Joker and Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster."

After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill,
thrill-seekers will experience exhilarating leaps and dives along a
horizontal plane, with unexpected drops as they tumble from one level to
the next. The pandemonium and chaos ramps up since there is no track
above or below — just the sky, ground, and plenty of sinister

The unique design of Batman: The Ride features:

  • A massive, imposing, floating and twisting I-box track frame in a
    unique two-tone design;
  • One-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring smooth
    head-over-heels free-fly flips, giving guests the feeling of
    weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a traditional
  • 4D wing vehicles that seat up to eight per vehicle with a total of
    five vehicles;
  • Face-off seats that allow riders to face each other as they tumble
  • A 120-foot-tall, 90-degree hill that is ascended by an elevator-style,
    chain link lift; and
  • Two beyond 90-degree "raven" drops giving the sensation of

For more information on Batman: The Ride and next season at Six
Flags Discovery Kingdom, visit

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is also announcing the start of 2019 Season
Pass sales with its special Flash Sale through Labor Day weekend
featuring the best deal of the year — savings up to 70% off on a 2019

August 30 through September 3, guests will receive a free upgrade to a
Gold Combo Season Pass with every Pass purchased. Gold Combo Season
Passes include admission to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Six Flags
Hurricane Harbor Concord, and any other Six Flags theme park, as well as
free parking and special admission offers for friends.

During the Flash Sale, guests can also join the Six Flags Membership
program for 50% off the full Season Membership price and receive three
free bonus months. Six Flags Membership includes all of the benefits of
Season Pass plus over 50 additional benefits such as unlimited soft
drinks, preferred parking, walk-on passes for rides, and exclusive
waterpark seating. Members can also participate in Six Flags Membership
Rewards, a new loyalty program that allows guests to earn valuable
prizes just for riding rides, seeing shows, and having a great time at
the park.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional
theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North
America, with $1.4 billion in revenue and 25 parks across the United
States, Mexico and Canada. For 57 years, Six Flags has entertained
millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling
water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit

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About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment
Company, extends the Studio's powerful portfolio of entertainment brands
and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners
with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys,
fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and
properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and
Hanna-Barbera. The division's successful global themed entertainment
business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World
of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global
licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional
partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading
licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green
Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.)
and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating
across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. DC Entertainment works in concert
with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and
characters across all media, including but not limited to film,
television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games.
Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each
year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publisher
of comics in the world.

BATMAN, SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC
Comics. (s18)

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