Medusa Steel Coaster at Six Flags Mexico opening June 14th (this SATURDAY!)

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Happy Friday the 13th. Tomorrow, the evil spirit of Medusa has been eliminated and the friendly spirits of Medusa Steel Coaster will be unveiled to general public.

The coaster, which was transformed from its wooden coaster origins into a steel hybrid, has been testing regularly at the park.  That means that lucky park visitors have been able to see the ride in action, and even film the trains as they make their runs.  This is the first hybrid coaster outside the U.S. The other two are at Six Flags Over Texas (New Texas Giant) and Six Flags Fiesta Texas (Iron Rattler.) Most of the ride is obscured by trees, but there’s still plenty of action:

The first thing I noticed (aside from how loud it is) was the incredible speed that the trains have!  Once they are off the first lift it looks like this one won’t be letting up at all.  I expected the final heartline inversion to be taken at a pretty leisurely pace, but that’s not at all how things turned out.

Between Medusa Steel Coaster’s June 14th opening, and Six Flags Great America’s Goliath media day on June 19th and opening day June 21st just after that, it’s going to be an exciting time for both Rocky Mountain Construction, Six Flags and coaster fans.

I’d love for something RMC to come to my home park, Cedar Point. Maybe a new woodie or a I-Box on Mean Streak or Gemini.

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