The awesome past has returned to the thrilling present at Six Flags Great Adventure, with the resurrection of one of the Jackson park’s classic coasters.
Medusa made history when it debuted in 1999 as the first floorless, top-rail roller coaster in the world. The first of its seven loops was the world’s tallest at 114 feet. The coaster’s original fuchsia and yellow was swapped for purple and green when the ride was re-branded in honor of DC Comics character Bizarro in 2009.
Starting Thursday, it’s Bizarro begone, with the ride turning into Medusa once again, this time with a green and rusty orange color scheme.
Yours truly was among the first to experience Medusa’s return on Thursday morning. I was sent 146 feet high, hitting speeds of 61 miles per hour, rocketing through seven inversions, including a vertical loop, a dive loop, a zero-G roll, a cobra roll and interlocking corkscrews.
As someone who took many a spin on Medusa back in ’99, it was just as exciting to experience nearly 25 years later.
Visit sixflags.com/greatadventure for tickets, an operating schedule and more information.
Alex Biese has been writing about art, entertainment, culture and news on a local and national level for more than 15 years.
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