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From what I remember about some literature about Medusa is that is themed after a mine. The miners dug deep enough to actually find Medusa herself and had to flee the mine or be turned to stone.

I like that story and I think a new paint job would help the ride as well as some tunneling.

 

BTW, what does "plus" the ride mean?

 

reading this made me kinda giggle. because when your in that part of the park, you really have to look to find Medusa.

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Source: Angel Aristone at Six Flags Great Adventure

 

Six Flags Great Adventure Announces New Attraction for 2009 Season

 

October 23, 2008 – Jackson, NJ – Six Flags Great Adventure, recognized for its award-winning collection of thrill rides, today unveiled plans to dramatically transform the world’s first floorless, looping coaster, Medusa. The Medusa redesign will deliver a multi-sensory ride experience with all-new thematics and innovative, state-of-the-art visual, audio and sensory effects launching it into another dimension of thrills and excitement.

 

“Since it opened in 1999 as the world’s first floorless coaster, Medusa has been a fan favorite,” said Mark Kane, Six Flags Great Adventure Park President. “This redesign will take one of the park’s most popular attractions to the next level. A similar transformation of the X2 coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles has received widespread acclaim and we expect the relaunch of this ride to shatter that response. It will be a must-ride experience.”

 

Six Flags Great Adventure continues to push the envelope - going far beyond traditional coasters to offer thrill seekers the exhilaration of a roller coaster combined with unique storytelling and high tech elements incorporating fire, fog, water and precisely orchestrated audio production designed to assault the senses for a world class “show” on a roller coaster.

 

Unlike traditional coasters, Medusa trains are floorless, giving riders the sensation of flying as their feet dangle above the track. The B&M coaster is one of 13 coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure and has delivered more than 9 million rides since its debut. Guests can take advantage of the last chance to experience Medusa’s original Greek mythology theme during the remaining days of Fright Fest. Compelling details of Medusa’s multi-dimensional ride transformation will be revealed as Spring 2009 draws near.

 

Guests can experience all that Six Flags Great Adventure has to offer all season long with a 2009 Season Pass. A Season Pass offers guests unlimited visits to the theme park and Wild Safari and pays for itself in less than two visits. When purchasing a Season Pass, guests receive a coupon book featuring more than $300 in special offers including free concerts and five Bring-A-Friend-Free tickets for selected days. A Season Pass can be used at all Six Flags Theme Parks throughout the country and is available for purchase online at Sixflags.com/greatadventure for only $84.99. Guests who buy a 2009 Season Pass now can use it the remainder of the 2008 season to experience all the thrills and chills of Fright Fest.

 

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I think this was the announcement that everyone was waiting for at this point. I am happy and hopefully with the rehab I will be able to ride it again as the last two season it really has been doing a number on my head. I am looking forward to the next step when we find out how the coaster is going to be rehabbed and the oppertunity to ride it :) I will have to suck it up and ride one more time this season just so that I can remember it well.

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...last chance to experience Medusa’s original Greek mythology theme...

 

What mythology theme? I thought it was themed to a mine? :P

 

I look forward to speculating what the change's will be (will the colors or name change?)

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Tunnels at the bottom of the Cobra Roll, and a new Entry Portal thru the Cobra Roll. And if they add On-Ride Audio, new Train's as well. That's what my Money is on. Medusa is still one of my favorite Ride's at the Park, and I am very happy to hear that this is happening.

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I am very excited to see what this does to Medusa, because I don't really care for this ride. I am curious to see what the name change will be.

 

-Dainan "I sence a Tornado" Rafferty

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I'm nuetral on this idea. I'm just SOOOOOOOOO glad Medusas not being removed and I think it'g a great idea, but what about HH? I also hope nothing is just taken out to bring down costs like with SPace Shuttle, FF was supposed to be, pushcars, and Old Country. But I'm REALLY looking foward to what they're going to do.

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Pure speculation on my part but here's some of the things I think we will see -

 

- Name change - Medusa is out - new name will be tied to a "mining" or "dynamite/blasting" theme

- Purple and yellowish green are out - new colors will include red, brown, and/or black

- Flames will be added at the base of the vertical loop

- Fog will be added in the area of the interlocking ground level rolls

- Tunnels will be added at the base of the cobra roll - this will also solve the track's close proximity to the walkway issue and provide entertainment for guests entering the ride area

- A preshow will be added in the queue in themed wood encased flat screen monitors

- New cars will feature audio/soundtrack

- Props such as ore cars, stock piles, shovels, etc will be found throughout

 

Just some thoughts.

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That sounds amazing. But what would it be named?

I saw or heard somewhere that the name 'Copperhead' is circulating.

 

It sounds like a good name, considering it is a 'Western' snake.

And the colors you thought up are definitely possible.

 

I just don't think tunnels are in on this.

We have no coasters with tunnels, and correct me if I'm wrong, but we've NEVER had a coaster with a tunnel.

 

I think something with the state prohibits tunnels on coasters.

 

Other than that, I think everything sounds about right.

I can't wait to see the new trains!

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I'd like to see something go on the ground in the helix. Like make the track suround a pond an have mist coming from it!

 

 

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From Screamscape:

 

2009 - Medusa Makeover - Confirmed - (10/24/08) It looks like the initial rumors about the transforming of Medusa and the “Spider of Doom” were right on the money after all as the park has just confirmed this. It looks like someone got too close to the truth too soon causing the park to try and dismiss this rumor as quickly as possible earlier this month. But it was all true... because in 2009 Medusa will be transformed, X2 style, adding new themed elements, visual, sensory and audio effects. They claim that it will now feature “unique storytelling” as well as fire, fog, water and a custom orchestrated soundtrack. It also sounds like Medusa’s entire theme and possibly the name will be dropped in favor of something new, but they wont be ready to reveal more until Spring 2009.
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I think that with this ride and it's slightly isolated location in the park, this seemingly small revamp could do wonders. If people really do get excited about the park it could really breath some new life into the Frontier section of the park which was pretty dead for most of the operating season in general. The ride also has quite a few very interesting track segments which could host a wide variety of new elements of all sorts. I think that once the park closes this will be very interesting to watch develop.

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Someone needs to jump on a medusa R.I.P video! lol, and I was thinking..maybe, the new terminator coming out, medusa would be a good terminator ride, re paint it and such, they could pull it off.

 

Terminator would be an even less appropriate theme than Medusa. The mining theme would be much better.

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