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Batman & Robin: The Chiller

  

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  1. 1. Which was better - Batman or Robin?

    • Batman (blue track)
      42
    • Robin (red track)
      13
    • I was only able to ride Batman
      1
    • I was only able to ride Robin
      25
  2. 2. Which restraints were better on Chiller?

    • Neck harnesses
      5
    • Lap Bars
      76
  3. 3. Which was better?

    • Inverted rolls (1997-2006)
      74
    • In-line humps (2007)
      7


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As we watch the progress of construction for the new Justice League ride, let's look back at the assembly of the Chiller's station which was being erected twenty years ago on the same site.

 

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I'd rather have a Batman & Robin the Chiller that doesn't break down all the time instead of a Justice League Battle for Metropolis across from the Showcase Theater.

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^ I agree, out of all the park's removed rides Chiller is the one I most wish I had the chance to get on.

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Seeing those construction photos reminds me of how loud the launches where-especially on the exit ramp.

At Six Flags America, The Joker's Jinx, also a Premier LIM launch coaster, has a loud launch too. The tunnel, however, reduces the noise it makes, but the track makes a loud roar like most B&M coasters that can be heard across the park.

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I regret always walking by The Chiller as a kid and never having the guts to ride it. Really wish I had been able to experience it.

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20 years ago, God that makes me feel old. Chiller is one of the top removed rides that I miss. Used to ride marathons on Chiller pretty often, once rode it 30 times in a row.

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I have heard rumors that Six Flags Great America intended to build a Premier Rides LIM launch coaster for the 1998 season, but the project was cancelled due to issues with the Mr. Freeze clones and The Chiller.   Does anyone have more info on this project?  This is the only piece of non speculative info I have been able to find about the project:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1997-06-26/news/9706260381_1_roller-coaster-six-flags-great-america-village-board

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Six Flags Pulls Proposal To Build 225-foot Wilderness Roller Coaster

June 26, 1997 | By Ted Saylor.
 
GURNEE — Officials of Six Flags Great America informed the Gurnee Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday night that they have dropped plans for construction of a 225-foot-tall roller coaster.
 
"At this time, it appears unlikely that the attraction will be constructed," wrote Six Flags Senior Vice President J. Michael Foerster in a letter to the zoning board.
 

The letter did not provide a reason for canceling the ride.

 

Six Flags officials had requested a zoning variation to permit construction of a wilderness-themed roller coaster near the Iron Wolf ride.

 

Under a zoning agreement approved when the park was constructed, any structure with a height below 125 feet can be built without the village's permission.

 

Because the proposed new ride would have been 225 feet tall, the Village Board would have had to approve the variation. The board last October approved the 227-foot Giant Drop ride.

 

 

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Anyone else think the exterior of Negan's compound on The Walking Dead looks similar to the exterior of the Chiller's old station?  

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its weird that the roller coaster is based on the worst movie at all time.

its way better if they theme it to batman & mr freeze subzero to promotion the animated movie of the same name

 

Edited by harry2004

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Last picture of the ride (from four years ago) showed the track in a field (kind of like Batman in storage at Darien Lake, now back in the family, but still), everything else is safe in warehouse (and I think the trains were like new or were new when they were shipped).

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I thought that that was from Brazil, but the reddit seems to say otherwise. I thought i heard it here that the ride was melted down as well, guess I was wrong.

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Infelizmente ela nunca foi colocada em pé aqui no Brasil. Acho que apenas os trens permanecem no parque, o restante virou aço derretido.

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12 minutes ago, Cintya said:

Infelizmente ela nunca foi colocada em pé aqui no Brasil. Acho que apenas os trens permanecem no parque, o restante virou aço derretido.

 

Translation:

 

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That's a shame, I don't think I would have ever gotten to Brazil to ride the coaster but it would have been nice to see the ride still running for others to enjoy.

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16 hours ago, 29yrswithaGApass said:

 

Translation:

 

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I don't know why that came off like the end of a spooky story :Skull5: 🎢

Don't know of a Premier that could use new trains though

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Does anyone know where this farm is? Somewhere in Plumsted if I'm not mistaken?

Edited by Tbone112499

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