Thursday, August 29, 2013

New for Six Flags Mexico - 2014 - Steel Medusa

It looks like Rocky Mountain Coasters (RMC) is at it again, and we're ever more thankful for their hard work and dedication.  This time, they're reworking Medusa at Six Flags Mexico.  This ride promises to be a "hair-raising" experience, with an inverting first drop, as well as two additional inversions throughout the ride.  All of this takes place on a glass smooth steel track, with lap-bar only restraints.  More after the bump . . .

The following is quoted from the park's official announcement website:

It’s official. Coming in 2014, Six Flags Mexico will introduce a brand new coaster experience, the first hybrid coaster of its kind in the country. Medusa will be transformed into the new innovative Medusa Steel Coaster, featuring a slick steel track atop a wooden base and this giant beast will feature impressive heights, astonishing speeds, stomach-tightening inversions, and an adrenaline rush like no other with its steep drop, extreme turns, and twisting inversions.

This technological innovation will combine the classic thrills of a wooden structure, with a new modern track and rails constructed out of steel, providing a ride that’s fiercer and smoother than ever before. Riders will elevate up to touch the sky atop the 98-foot lift hill. Then, you’ll whip over the peak and conquer the heart-racing plunge downward at an unbelievable 58 miles per hour. You’ll reach the bottom of this gut-wrenching slope before you even have time to scream.

You’ll then thunder around 3,000 feet of non-stop action, tackling surprising over-banked turns, sliding around dramatic curves, and twisting through outrageous inversions, flipping head-over-heels through a winding coil. Medusa Steel Coaster will feature two newly-themed trains topped with a mythic eye-catching Medusa head, which will run simultaneously to deliver continuous thrills and screams.

The renovated, first-of-its-kind roller coaster is set to debut in summer 2014. Are you ready to take on the rip-roaring Medusa Steel Coaster?

This ride looks quite extreme, as RMC coasters never shy away from extreme airtime, inversions, and near vertical drops.  What are your thoughts on this ride?  Looking forward to the experience?