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Bizarro
Medusa (Six Flags Great Adventure) 2008 01.jpg
Medusa in 2008.
Six Flags Great Adventure
Location Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Status Operating since April 2, 1999
Cost $15,000,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Floorless
Product Floorless Coaster (Medusa)
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,350
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 142 feet
Drop 132 feet
Top speed 61 mph
Length 3985 feet
Inversions 7
Duration 2:20
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Bizarro, formerly known as Medusa, is a Bolliger & Mabillard steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, USA. It is a prototype Floorless Coaster by Bolliger & Mabillard. The ride debuted as Medusa in 1999 as the world's first floorless roller coaster. In 2009, an on-board soundtrack filled with movie quotes and special effects were added and the coaster was renamed Bizarro. In 2013, the on-board soundtrack was removed and replaced with two extra seats in the back row, thus restoring the capacity to 32.

Scream! at Six Flags Magic Mountain is a clone of this ride, with a mirror image layout.

History

Medusa was part of a $42 million expansion at Six Flags Great Adventure announced in January 1999, and was one of three roller coasters introduced in the expansion. The ride officially opened on April 2, 1999 as the first floorless roller coaster in the world.

On October 23, 2008, Six Flags announced that Medusa would be re-designed for the 2009 operating season with a new name, Bizarro. On April 1, 2009, Six Flags officially announced the details of Bizarro. Although no changes were made to the layout, a new theme highlighting the Bizarro World counterpart of Superman, Bizarro, was added. The track was repainted blue with dark purple supports and multiple special effects were added such as rings in the shape of Bizarro's backwards S shield that the train passes through, and flame effects. The three trains also received on-board audio, composed of a montage of movie quotes (including those not from DC.) Six Flags introduced an "alternate reality game" to market the re-themed ride, depicting Jimmy Olsen's reports on the Daily Planet's blog about Bizarro attacking. Bizarro opened on May 23, 2009, at the start of Memorial Day weekend.

Design

Elements

Trains

3 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 32 riders per train.

Images

Images of Medusa in 2008.

External links

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    Bizarro on the Roller Coaster DataBase.