Riders on Medusa on opening day, from the Sacramento Bee. And, based on how well it still runs at age 20, I expect it’ll be with us for many more years, hopefully making new generations of riders say “awesome.”. On sale now: 2021 Season Passes. There is absolutely no commitment, and we won’t share, sell or rent your personal information with anyone. This is followed immediately by a dreaded dive loop and a zero G roll. It’s one of the best B&M floorless coasters out there. Looking for something specific? Opening in 2000, the ride was the third floorless coaster to be built by B&M. On March 18, 2000, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom opened Medusa, the first Bolliger & Mabillard floorless coaster on the West Coast. 5 Surprising Facts About Medusa | Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we … Tags: 20 in 202020.20.20202000 coastersb&mbolliger & mabillardbolliger and mabillardfloorless coastermedusaSix Flags Discovery Kingdom, Your email address will not be published. ( courtesy Six Flags Discovery Kingdom) As we talked about in our look at Roar last year, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom — then known as Six Flags Marine World — was transitioning from and animal-only park to a hybrid amusement park and zoo. First Roar opened in 1999, and then in 2000 came Medusa. (courtesy Six Flags Discovery Kingdom). I sagged with relief and happiness. Stay tuned for nine more features coming over the next few months! Medusa (Six Flags Discovery Kingdom) - OnRide - (720p). Add two flatspins and an insane finish with a hellacious helix and sick s-shaped turn and you’ll be staring Medusa right in the face, and living to tell the tale. As mentioned above, it was the first floorless coaster on the West Coast. This is one of the two (formerly three) coasters to be named "Medusa". I was ready to do it again.”. Buy online, save time and money! At 3,937 feet, Medusa is the longest and highest coaster in Northern California. Even the bravest warriors were no match for her. And What You Need To Know. Thanks to a small trench cut in the parking lot below, the coaster drops a full 150 feet. This photo from the top of the lift hill, courtesy of The Coaster Guy, captures the Sea Serpent Roll layout perfectly. Were any of you there for opening day? Medusa logo from the original press kit in 2000. Prices, availability of attractions, operating schedule and park policies are subject to change without notice. Opening Day Medusa rides, via the Sacramento Bee. Roller Coaster Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. This is a super rare variety of a cobra loop, and Medusa is the first ride to ever attempt it. The train first enters a half loop followed by a half corkscrew. I went to Disneyland on my 40th Birthday in February, hoping... Two lists, 16 entries, every park even mentioned on the Simpsons... You not only have to reserve the day, BUT rides as... Six Flags Great America Re-Opening For Holiday in the Park, Eight MORE Animated Amusement Parks We Wish We Could Visit, Six Flags Advance Reservations? “The first drop was astounding.”, Angela Lyon of Vallejo, CA told the Bee, “It was beyond awesome. https://rollercoaster.fandom.com/wiki/Medusa_(Six_Flags_Discovery_Kingdom)?oldid=53578. The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from Coronavirus. For our next stop in our 20 in 2020 look at coasters celebrating their 20th anniversaries this year, we’re heading back to the California, and to a park that we also featured in our 19 in 99 series last year. Learn how your comment data is processed. It is said that she was so nasty that just one look at her and her hair full of deadly snakes would turn any mortal into stone. While Roar was a great addition to the park in 1999, Medusa suddenly gave the park one of the biggest coasters on the West Coast, and some of B&M’s best work at the time. The drop immediately rises into the giant vertical loop, followed by a dive loop, reversing the trains direction back towards the station. Medusa - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Vallejo, California, United States) Features 7 inversons (loop, dive loop, zero G roll, sea serpent roll, 2 corkscrews). It was also a pretty big deal for the Six Flags Marine World, firmly establishing it as a rival to nearby California’s Great America, and marking the height the mini-coaster war between the two parks (which we’ll get to more later on in our series). The ride itself sadly suffers from being a bit of a parking lot coaster, but at least the entry is good! All Rights Reserved.​ See copyright and trademarks, California Privacy Notice, and California Do Not Sell My Personal Information Request. Dangle your feet in the air because you’ll be taking this one floorless. While it might not be the signature coaster at the park any more with Joker opening in 2016, it remains an “multi-ride” coaster for me any time I visit. At 65 miles per hour and taking as much as 4.5 G’s, Medusa won’t be the only one with her hair standing on end. We’re looking for writers across the United States (and beyond)! By coming to the park, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance. “Just Awesome,” Neil Robbins of Portland, Oregon told the Sacramento Bee after getting his first ride. With seven relentless inversions looping like snakes made of steel, let’s see if you can face up to this legendary beast. Six Flags took over the Marine World in 1997, and after adding some small … Join the Six Flags Membership program now and pay no signup fees! Guests should evaluate their own risk in determining whether to attend. Medusa also featured the tallest vertical loop in the world when it opened, at 128 feet. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Roller Coasters. From the right angle, the zero-G roll frames the vertical loop beautifully. Trains enter the half loop on the left side of the photo after coming out of the zero-g roll, then exit the element from the half loop on the right before entering the brake run. For such an element filled ride, that was so highly reviewed on its opening, I’m often surprised Medusa doesn’t get talked about much. Get ready for the dreaded “sea serpent” roll. The Medusa station is actually surprisingly well themed for an average Six Flags coaster, with good rock work and foliage around the entrance. Medusa is a Bolliger & Mabillard floorless roller coaster located at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California. Construction of Medusa before the 2000 season. Unsubscribe anytime with just a couple of clicks. People who show no symptoms can spread Coronavirus if they are infected, any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to Coronavirus. Opening in 2000, the ride was the third floorless coaster to be built by B&M. Thanks Spacek :3. Battle a 150-foot hill and a 150-foot drop. You feel like you’re flying.”. Your email address will not be published. From the station the trains climb the imposing hill to 150 feet, then dipping into the signature B&M “pre-drop”. And while it was only the second coaster in California to feature 7 inversions, it’s safe to say Medusa’s are a bit more pleasant than the ones on Viper at Magic Mountain. This is one of the two (formerly three) coasters to be named "Medusa". This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Best of all, we’re donating 100% of the net proceeds to Give Kids The World Village. With seven relentless inversions looping like snakes made of steel, let’s see if you can face up to this legendary beast. For Northern California, Medusa set a new standard for length and height, topping anything at rival NorCal park, California’s Great America. In Greek mythology, the dreaded monster Medusa was half woman and half serpent. The other coaser named Medusa is a Custom Coasters International, Inc. The original press release described it saying, “the coaster’s unique floorless design delivers an unrivaled feel of flying as riders soar through the air at 65 mph on open-air, pedestal-like seats with legs dangling!”.