Medusa (Six Flags Mexico)

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roller coaster
Six Flags Mexico
Location Mexico City, Mexico
Status Defunct
Operated June 2, 2000 to August 18, 2013
Replaced by Medusa Steel Coaster
Manufacturer Custom Coasters International, Inc.
Type Wooden
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height32 metres
Top speed88.5 km/h
Length955.9 metres
Steepest drop50°

Medusa was a Custom Coasters International wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags México in Mexico City, Mexico. The ride closed on August 18, 2013. On August 29, 2013, Medusa Steel Coaster was announced. Built by Rocky Mountain Construction, it uses much of the supports of Medusa, and follows a similar track layout.

Design[edit | edit source]

From the top of the lift hill, the train performed a left-hand curve and dived towards the lift, veering to the right and pulling out of the drop. Pulling back up again, the layout doubled back and sent passengers around a right-hand turnaround feeding into a double helix to the left. Once the train exited the helix, Medusa travelled into another turnaround and reversed directions to begin retracing the coaster's layout. Flying back under the third curve, the coaster curved to the right and then dived back to the ground, climbing again to reverse direction and head back under the supports. Finally, after one more banked curve, the ride came to an end and a final brake run sent the train back to the station.

Trains[edit | edit source]

2 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.

Medusa used trains built by Gerstlauer.[1]

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External Links[edit | edit source]

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    Medusa on the Roller Coaster DataBase.