Medusa & Medusa. Why, we're in no way alike!

Wednesday, July 10, 2002 9:36 PM
I just wanted to make a point out for some of you out there.

The Great Adventure Medusa and Marine World Medusa coasters are NOT clones. Not even near copies of each other for that matter.

Though their inversion pattern is similar, their layouts are nothing alike. Medusa West, if resembling ANY coaster at all, would fare to be akin to Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando more than the sister floorless that shares the same name in New Jersey.

I've just seen way too many people make the assumption they are copies of each other just because they have the same name.

There are many differences, but the main ones are -

- Medusa West has a non-curving/straight first drop, while Medusa East has a banking first drop to the left.

- Medusa West has a sea serpent, Medusa East has a cobra roll

- Medusa East has interlocking corkscrews, Medusa West does not

But those are just elements that seperate each other from being called similar. By looking at photographs of each of the rides, you will be able to figure it out on your own at last.


• Six Flags Great Adventure
http://www.rcdb.com/full/six-flags-great-adventure/medusa11.jpg
http://www.coastergallery.com/1999/medusa10.jpg
http://www.coasterpics.com/pics/medusa1.jpg
http://www.coastergallery.com/1999/medusa07.jpg


• Six Flags Marine World
http://www.coastergallery.com/SF/medusa03.jpg
http://www.rcdb.com/full/six-flags-marine-world/medusa1.jpg
http://www.coastergallery.com/SF/medusa02.jpg
http://www.ghostrider.org/Theme_Parks/SFMW/medusa0006.JPG

*** This post was edited by kRaXLeRidAh on 7/11/2002. ***

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 9:46 PM

Well, I think 85% Percent of us CoasterBuzzers already know this information. But thanks for the pictures and your information. I'm sure this will help the other 15% or so percent out.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 9:50 PM
The Medusa at Gadv has a Mining Company type theme. The Marine world Medusa has Mythological Egyptian snake haired goddess like theming I believe. I've never seen the coaster in person but the videos and pictures show statues and solid sand wall.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 9:53 PM

Thanks kRaXLeRidAh. In a recent post, a few people were calling them clones and me, not being too familiar with either coaster, knew that wasn't true. Just by watching coaster shows and checking out pictures on coaster sites taught me that.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 10:33 PM

Bad move on Six Flags' part on calling them the same thing....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 11:06 PM
Because its more fun to make an original ride for each park.
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Thursday, July 11, 2002 12:51 AM
It isn't really that much of a bad move on Six Flags part on calling them the same thing. The GP over at SFMW isn't even aware that there is another Medusa on the east coast.
Medusa at SFMW has an Aztec (I think) mythological theme to it...seems to fit more. But once you leave the station and the plaza that's home to it, it's all parking lot from mid-lift until brakes.

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 6:07 AM

Let's not forget there is a THRID Medusa, the CCI at SFM. (Probably the best of the bunch)....

Somehow, don't ask me why, a mythological theme seems to "fit" better.....but separated by thousands of miles, the name thing is irrelevant to the GP, and it saves SF millions of dollars in T-shirts....1 shirt fits all...;)

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Friday, July 12, 2002 8:18 PM

Don't forget that SFMW also has a Roar--that means that there is also a Roar east and a Roar west. These rides are not clones, either, though they more closely resemble each other than the floorless Medusa coasters do. Does SFMW like ripping off east coaster names? : ) Though the western versions may be better than the eastern versions : ) At least the east got them first!

Ben

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Friday, July 12, 2002 10:27 PM
I think it is really funny that SFGAdv themed a mythological creature with mining company! Two completely different things brought together by stupid Six Flags theming. 90% of park goers won't even notice anyway.
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Friday, July 12, 2002 10:36 PM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
"The Great Adventure Medusa and Marine World Medusa coasters are NOT clones. Not even near copies of each other for that matter."

NO!!!!! REALLY?????!!!!!

Please close this post, it's worthless.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 11:50 AM
once again, doing this saves them millions per year on advertising and promotions and merchandies and the GP dosent care AT ALL "im not going to ride this ride because there is another ride with the same name that isent like it" (note sarcasm)
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Saturday, July 13, 2002 2:20 PM

With the Roar East(SFA) and the Roar West(SFMW), they are in fact clones. The only diference is the trains:

Roar West:

http://www.coastergallery.com/SF/SFMW15.html

Roar East:

http://www.coastergallery.com/SF/SFA15.html

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 2:32 PM

http://www.rcdb.com/full/six-flags-great-adventure/medusa11.jpg

In that picture it looks like Medusa goes under the brake run (after the loop). Does that add to the excitement of the ride?

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*** This post was edited by SFMWManiac87 on 7/13/2002. ***

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