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08/29/13 at 10:22pm in Medusa Steel Coaster (Latest Edit: 06/15/14 at 06:32pm by Unagi.)
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I haven't been to Mexico in forever and this may entice me to go back!



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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?
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08/29/13 at 11:50pm in Medusa Steel Coaster
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Mexico, known for resort beaches, drug cartels, immigrants, pollution, and a world class roller coaster.
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11/05/13 at 02:46pm in Medusa Steel Coaster
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Algunas fotos de la construcción de "Medusa Steel" de montanarusa.com
Some construction pics of Medusa Steel courtesy of Montanarusa.com

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11/05/13 at 03:16pm in Medusa Steel Coaster
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OK. So, I am going to expose my ignorance here. Can someone operationalize this statement for me?

"...will combine the classic thrills of a wooden structure, with a new modern track and rails constructed out of steel..."

I love both woodies and steel coasters, but I'm not sure I understand how you get a wooden coaster experience with a steel track. It looks as if they are just mounting a steel coaster on a wooden frame. I can see the visual appeal, but not the physical experiential advantage. What am I missing?

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11/05/13 at 03:28pm in Medusa Steel Coaster (Latest Edit: 11/05/13 at 09:15pm by Evan.)
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While I can't speak from any experience, but I imagine that even though this still has steel rails it still has the wooden coaster sway in the structure and the "danger" that is involved in that. But instead of it being bumpy/ jerky throughout the ride, it's smooth and provides a better rider's experience. But in the end, it's just a marketing ploy.

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11/05/13 at 07:49pm in Medusa Steel Coaster
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In the end, all three of these SixFlags conversations have been reclassified by RCDB as Steel Hybrid coasters. The parks just like to call them Woodies.

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04/30/14 at 05:44am in Medusa Steel Coaster
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From RMC's Facebook...

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05/01/14 at 12:04am in Medusa Steel Coaster
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Glorious.

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05/07/14 at 01:26am in Medusa Steel Coaster
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Los trenes llegaron!  

The Medusa Steel trains are now on site.

http://www.montanarusa.com/forum/index.p...l#msg56822

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05/07/14 at 10:31pm in Medusa Steel Coaster
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05/07/14 at 11:20pm in Medusa Steel Coaster
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They look great!

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05/07/14 at 11:55pm in Medusa Steel Coaster
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Just saw the trains. Man those are small cars.

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05/08/14 at 01:22pm in Medusa Steel Coaster
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They're roomier than a Premier train, I can give them that.
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05/08/14 at 06:16pm in Medusa Steel Coaster
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They look identical to the Outlaw Run Trains to me. I assume they have Polyurethane wheels instead of Steel Wheels like Outlaw Run though, can't tell in any of the pictures.

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05/08/14 at 06:30pm in Medusa Steel Coaster
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They are identical bar the thematic elements. Which I forgot to mention are actually a step up compared to Six Flags trains of old.
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