Bizarro (Six Flags Great Adventure)

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Bizarro
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Medusa in 2008
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Six Flags Great Adventure
Location Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Status Operating since April 2, 1999
Cost $15,000,000 USD
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Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Floorless
Model / product Floorless Coaster (Medusa)
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,350
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height142 feet
Drop132 feet
Top speed61 mph
Length3985 feet
Inversions7
Duration2:20
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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[edit | edit source]

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 Coaster in the world.

By 2008, Medusa did not fare well as guests would complain about how rough the ride experience had become. On October 23, 2008, Six Flags announced that Medusa would be re-designed for the 2009 operating season. On April 1, 2009, Six Flags officially announced the details of Bizarro. Although no changes were made to the track layout, a new theme highlighting Superman's evil clone, 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 S shield that the train passes through, and flame effects. The three trains also received on-board audio. Six Flags introduced an "alternate reality game" to market the re-themed ride. Bizarro opened on May 23, 2009, at the start of Memorial Day weekend.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Trains[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Images of Medusa in 2008.

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Bizarro on the Roller Coaster DataBase.