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Offline NJACERep

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Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« on: October 23, 2008, 05:14:40 PM »
Well, it's official. Looks like the "Spider of Doom" really did mean something! It's not known if the name Medusa will be retained starting next year but it doesn't appear it will. See the press release. I have some really fond memories of my favorite steel coaster at SFGAd, from the puking frat/sorority kids at the media event to getting paid to ride for a Canon print ad shoot! Medusa is also one of my most ridden coasters anywhere. I look forward to whatever the park has in store for her. Should be exciting!  ;D

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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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ABOUT SIX FLAGS, INC.

Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park company with 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Founded in 1961, Six Flags has provided world class entertainment for millions of families with cutting-edge, record-shattering roller coasters and appointment programming and special events such as the weekly Summer Concert Series, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park.  Now 47 years strong, Six Flags is recognized as the preeminent thrill innovator while reaching to all demographics ? families, teens, tweens and thrill seekers alike ? with themed attractions based on the Looney Tunes characters, the Justice League of America, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, The Wiggles and Thomas the Tank Engine.  Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly-traded corporation (NYSE:SIX) headquartered in New York City

 

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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008, 05:29:41 PM »
I thought there were no new coasters for several years?
Nice to see Medusa will be getting some attention.
Bring on those flame throwers.!!

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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 05:35:13 PM »
So what exactly will change?

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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008, 05:53:00 PM »
Well at least people will stop complaining about it needing a paint job.  I'm all for breathing new life into existing rides so hopefully this gives good results and is well received.

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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2008, 05:58:24 PM »
Hopefully this comes with a revival of Frontier Adventures. I'm no fan of Medusa, but better it gets X'd than Nitro!


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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2008, 07:54:20 PM »
Its about time they gave this ride a face lift. They really should add a flat or two somewhere in that location to bring some more guests to that side of the park.


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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2008, 08:13:54 PM »
See the theory of the spider was half right.

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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2008, 11:09:14 PM »
Hopefully this comes with a revival of Frontier Adventures. I'm no fan of Medusa, but better it gets X'd than Nitro!


Oh yeah, ADscape can kiss my donkey!  ;)

Dan just cant seem to let go of 1980's GA, just cant do it :P

Yes, this ride does indeed need a paintjob! Finally!

Now, does this retheme mean its going to be called Medusa2 or something else?
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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2008, 11:42:51 PM »
wow. I don't get it. I don't want to get anyone upset, but so far this seems like a big waste of Six Flags' money.

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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2008, 12:23:07 AM »
Medusa is a solid ride, but it's popularity has waned in recent years.  A refurbishment such as this will not only re-energize the ride, but provide a sense of "What's next" for people, provided they do a good job with it.  Simply painting rides gives the park a new, refreshed look and feel, adds confidence to the guest that you're in a place that's well maintained, and allows a little more mental freedom and ease to enjoy yourself.  A makeover like this goes above and beyond in that category.
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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2008, 09:48:56 AM »
I suppose it will no longer open at noon next year.

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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2008, 11:02:23 AM »
The dip in popularity on a ride with a good reputation for providing a great experience for the guests was probably the motivation behind the decision to revamp it versus Nitro or Batman the Ride (Which would be AWESOME!)
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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2008, 12:08:59 AM »
Simply put, People judge books by their covers, the ride is good, but it looks bad when its rusting
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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2008, 10:02:39 AM »
Let's just hope that the bridge is re-opened next year. Because the ride could be the most amazing thing in the world, but if I have to walk down a dead-end Frontier Adventures to get to it that won't happen too often.

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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2008, 03:20:20 PM »
Hopefully this comes with a revival of Frontier Adventures. I'm no fan of Medusa, but better it gets X'd than Nitro!


Oh yeah, ADscape can kiss my donkey!  ;)

Dan just cant seem to let go of 1980's GA, just cant do it :P

Yes, this ride does indeed need a paintjob! Finally!

Now, does this retheme mean its going to be called Medusa2 or something else?

Medusa X2  ?
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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2008, 07:59:41 PM »
MeDEUXa! :D
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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2008, 11:52:02 PM »
Dominator?
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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2008, 09:46:30 AM »
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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2008, 06:27:07 PM »

Anymore details on this ?
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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2008, 07:16:21 PM »
not really.  other than it won't be medusa anymore.

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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2008, 05:48:02 PM »
I just saw this over at Great Adventure History...



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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2008, 10:40:05 PM »
And i forcefully vomited after seeing the new paint colors...I am not liking that faded purple...

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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2008, 11:36:29 PM »
What new paint colors? The supports weren't even touched yet. The blue is probably a primer for a darker color.


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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2008, 12:09:55 AM »
It's probaly gonna be the same colors as X2...watch...

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Re: Medusa to get a Face-Lift 2009!!
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2008, 12:04:44 PM »
What's old is new again  :)
Another reason to keep the lovely PR girls in the spotlight  :)

Lets' hope they ad a tunnel or two
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