I thought it would be fun to combine two things that I really enjoy, roller coasters and comic book characters. And there are so many super hero and super villian-themed roller coasters that it seemed like a good idea to put them in a March Madness-style tournament and have you pick the winners.
The Set Up
In order to make the list of entrants manageable, here are a few conditions:
- The tournament includes roller coasters only, not other types of rides.
- The current theme of the roller coasters had to be related to a super hero or super villain character.
- The coasters had to be in the United States.
- The coaster had to already be open. So the new Joker 4D coasters are not included
- Clones with the same theme count as one. So the Mr. Freeze coasters at Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags Over Texas would be one entry, not two.
- Lastly, I chose not to include junior roller coasters like Catwoman’s Whip. Mostly just to make the numbers easier to manage.
Round 1 of the Comic Book Roller Coasters Tournament
Round 1 will be the play in round as these 8 roller coasters will battle it out for spots in the top 16.
Here’s a breakdown of Round 1:
The Dark Knight indoor roller coasters at Great Adventure and Great America versus the Joker 4D roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure
Batman 4D roller coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas versus Joker’s Jinx at Six Flags America
Flying roller coaster Batwing at Six Flags America versus stand up roller coaster Green Lantern at Six Flags Great Adventure
The floorless looper, Batman – The Dark Knight at Six Flags New England, versus the Bizarro floorless coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure
Round 1 Has Ended
Round 1 has ended. View the results below and vote in Round 2 here.
- Joker (4D Coaster) 71% over Dark Knight (Indoor Coaster) 29%
- Joker’s Jinx (Launched Looper) 75% over Batman (4D Coaster) 25%
- Bizarro (Floorless Looper) 96% over Batman The Dark Knight (Floorless Looper) 4%
- Green Lantern (Stand Up) 68% over Batwing (Flying) 32%
I’m still deciding on when I’ll announce the winners and we’ll move on to Round 2 (The Top 16). But, stay tuned!
What’s Your Take?
What do you think of Round 1? Which out of the 8 roller coasters would be your top pick? Leave a comment below.