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Riders on Nightwing are launched into the sky at Six Flags New England
 
 

NIGHTWING™

Become the Ultimate Sidekick.

NIGHTWING is both as simple and terrifying as it looks. Brace yourself for a uniquely terrifying round-trip that will deliver the best of both worlds—a high-speed launch, followed immediately by an epic freefall!

The height of the two enormous steel spikes that will hold the springy cable in place is only 146 feet high. You can handle 146, right? Well, actually, that’s just the beginning, because if you know how slingshots work, you’ll guess that whatever’s being launched—as in, you—is going to catapult far, far higher into the sky!

Strap into the open-globe harness and the giant rubber-band like cables will pull nice and taut. Imagine a giant invisible hand pulling back that slingshot. Then suddenly you are released and shot in the air like a bullet, straight up 240 feet into the sky. Now that’s some serious leverage! Oh yeah, and you’re flying at about 80 miles per hour.

Of course, what goes up must come down, so you plummet back down in a straight 90-degree free fall, also at 80 miles per hour.

Additional fee required.

It's Easy to Fly to Outer Space.

The Slingshot is both as simple and terrifying as it sounds. You’re basically a human-sized pebble being launched out of a gargantuan rubber band! After you’re done wrapping your head around that concept, brace yourself for a uniquely terrifying round-trip that will deliver the best of both worlds—a high-speed launch, followed immediately by an epic freefall!

The height of the two enormous steel spikes that will hold the springy cable in place is only 146 feet high. You can handle 146, right? Well, actually, that’s just the beginning, because if you know how slingshots work, you’ll guess that whatever’s being launched—as in, you—is going to catapult far, far higher into the sky!

Strap into the open-globe harness and the giant rubber-band like cables will pull nice and taut. Imagine a giant invisible hand pulling back that slingshot. Then suddenly you are released and shot in the air like a bullet, straight up 240 feet into the sky. Now that’s some serious leverage! Oh yeah, and you’re flying at about 80 miles per hour.

Of course, what goes up must come down, so you plummet back down in a straight 90 degree free fall, also at 80 miles per hour. And it wouldn’t be a rubber band without a ton of bounce—you’ll feel the recoil as you boing, bouncing up and down like a piece of rubber.

Additional fee required.

By The Numbers

Manufacturer
Funtime
Year Introduced
2009
Top Speed
5 G's
Elevation
240 Feet
Duration
60 Seconds

What do you think?

Nightwing
Thrill Ride
Thrill Level
Max

Minimum Height

44"
110 lb. minimum combined weight
Location in Park: 

GOTHAM CITY™

Additional Fee Required

Yes
Goes Upside Down
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