|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|Medusa in 2008|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Type||Steel - Floorless|
|Product||Floorless Coaster (Medusa)|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed61 mph
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.
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]
Trains[edit | edit source]
Images[edit | edit source]
Images of Medusa in 2008.
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.