The newz just in today is that Medusa at Six Flags Great Adventure will be the recipient of an X2 makeover for the 2009 season according to Great Adventure President Mark Kane. “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.”
In other words the new Medusa will have fire, fog, music, and other silly gimmicky effects that don’t have anything to do with the ride. I’m sorry but the first time I saw the fire effects and fog on X2, I thought “that’s so stupid…” There’s no reason for it! It’s just there for the sake of saying “oh this ride has fire now!”
I hope that Medusa doesn’t become something like that, with open flame towers sitting around and a fog machine in the helix. I hope they at least take the time to theme it. Maybe add some buildings into the coaster infield (which is currently a huge open field) and a realistic looking tunnel and all that. Give the ride a real theme instead of a gimmicky X2 makeover. Whatever it turns out like I’m sure the general public will eat it all up, so I guess it’s a good move on SF’s part.