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|Medusa in 2008|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Product||Floorless Coaster (Medusa)|
|Type||Steel - Floorless|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||61 mph|
Medusa, formerly known as Bizarro, 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 in 1999 as the world's first floorless roller coaster. In 2009, an on-board soundtrack with movie quotes and special effects were added and the coaster was renamed Bizarro. Then in 2013, the on-board soundtrack was removed and replaced with two extra seats in the back row, thus restoring the capacity to 32.
Construction of Medusa began towards the end of the 1998 summer season with land clearing taking place.
Medusa was part of a $42 million expansion at Six Flags Great Adventure 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.
The ride's original name was restored for the 2022 season. This refurbishment also included a repaint. A single rider line was added that same year.
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