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Postby downunder » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:06 pm

A name change would be good, so coaster geeks don't have to say Medusa east and Medusa west anymore.

I thought it was good ride, the new theming probably isn't a drawcard for me because the coaster will be the same just maybe a riding a little better, unless coaster counter lists it as a new credit.

I'm more passionate about the SROS makeover, that will make a huge difference IMO.

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Postby Speeddeamon128 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:03 pm

coolhandluke wrote:Awesome. Something like this was alluded to earlier when the "Spider of Doom" visited the ride. Screamscape actually called this, but then blew it off:

Still, this has led to some speculation that perhaps Medusa might get a X2 style facelift, adding a soundtrack and special effects. According to Screamscape sources however, this is not the case at all and simply a case of people with “too much time on their hands.”


I'm wondering what all the new transformation will entail. It said the Greek Mythology theme is leaving, so new name as well? This could essentially be a brand new coaster to the GP (if they fail to see the X-->X2 change...)

I'm glad my trip up there in September fell through! Can't wait for next year!


At least the "Spider of Doom" was a good thing this year. When they put it on Chiller last year it ment goodbye.

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Postby Cygnus12 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:42 pm

I just hope Medusa doesn't get a cheesy makeover like X2. I mean, X2 wasn't really themed, more like gimmicked with fire and fog and other out of place stuff. I hope they at least try to theme the new Medusa instead of simply adding fog machines and fire towers and stuff.

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Postby MixedDrink » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:35 pm

^ Six Flags is losing attendance at their parks. They already are building a new ride at SFMM, so they need other ways to get attendance up without going bankrupt. it doesn't matter to them if it's cheesy or not, it just matters that they make money.
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Postby coolhandluke » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:56 pm

Speeddeamon128 wrote:At least the "Spider of Doom" was a good thing this year. When they put it on Chiller last year it ment goodbye.

I've heard it was on Chiller the year before they took out the zero-Gs as well. But that wasn't a good thing either...Yeah, you're right.

And about Medusa having no chance at revenge because of Perseus, please remember that the Hydra was slain by Hercules, but that didn't stop it from having its revenge... ;)

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Postby TheRapidsNerd » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:19 pm

You have to admit, turning coaster maintenance into an event is pretty creative. ;)

Looking forward to the changes on Medusa at SFGAdv and Superman at SFNE and glad to see the upkeep. Keeping good coasters running well is an important thing.

Time to put the "classic" Medusa PoV on my BlackBerry. =)

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Postby sfgadviperboi » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:42 am

MixedDrink wrote:^ Six Flags is losing attendance at their parks. They already are building a new ride at SFMM, so they need other ways to get attendance up without going bankrupt. it doesn't matter to them if it's cheesy or not, it just matters that they make money.


Six Flags is losing attendance? Not according to the reports that have come up. Most have said flat or an upward trend. GADV has been flat this season as far as I have been told.

Just because a stock gets delisted does not mean bankruptcy. The company has remained very positive and adding anything new to numerous parks means they expect generally a positive trend. These make overs are not cheap. Wasn't x2 in the 9 million dollar range?

I think that the new theme is a great idea and I just hope that rides like the swings come back next season along with Houdini. That will make up IMHO the loses over the past few seasons.

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Postby coastercrazy216 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:39 am

X2 was 10 million and Terminator will be 10 million too!

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Postby MixedDrink » Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:35 am

^ X2 got new trains, to my knowlage, Medusa's just getting their trains refurbished, that's a whole other ballpark.

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The firm, which operates 20 amusement parks nationwide, reported revenues of $345.7 million for the three months that ended June 30. That was an increase of 1 percent from the same quarter of 2007, while attendance at the company’s various parks fell 3 percent year-over-year to 8.6 million.

Six Flags blamed the decrease in attendance on the timing of Easter, which fell in the first quarter of 2008, rather than in the second quarter, as it did in 2007.

- http://www.poststar.com/articles/2008/0 ... 819223.txt


3 percent, would actually translate to a good bit in the amusement park industry. If say 100000 were to visit the park in a month, that's 3000 people.
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Postby ShannonSomerville » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:02 am

It's fine with me, just as long as Medusa gets a good coat of paint. :)

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