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D-Man O'Connell

The New Bizarro Coaster-- Same But Different

Published: May 30, 2009 at 10:28 AM

The 2 new Bizarro coasters are opening in Six Flags New England in Massachusetts and Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. They both opened over memorial day weekend.

The former Superman:Ride of Steel at SFNE was taken over by Bizarro. The differences were: the color of the track changed to purple, props such as 2-D buildings were put up, fire bursts were installed close to the track, and fog and lights were put into the tunnels for an inhanced ride experience. Also, the coaster cars were redone. They installed loud-almost too loud stereos in the back of the seat, and the lap bar is different and pushes down on you more.

The former Medusa in SFGAdv was also turned into a Bizarro coaster, with the same differences as the one in New England. Both of the coasters' tracks were not changed at all, so they both deliver the same thrill and airtime that we know and love.

I have had the pleasure of riding Bizarro at SFNE last Wednesday, and boy did it pack a punch. Six Flags took the world's best steel roller coaster, and pushed it over the line. Now, you will be trembling with excitement before and after you get on/off the ride. SFGAdv's Bizarro probably grants the same affect on the riders and coaster lovers.

Replies (4)

Published: May 30, 2009 at 2:38 PM

I think that it's just an excuse to attract more people to the park!
D-Man O'Connell

Published: May 31, 2009 at 5:29 AM

i completely agree. They painted it a different color and expect twice as many people to come.

Published: May 31, 2009 at 9:17 AM

Well in the NJ area they have been advertising the Bizarro Coaster as if it is a brand new coaster. While I'm interested in seeing how the ride has changed, I don't expect it to be a completely new experience. All they did was dress up one of the least exciting rides in the park with some sound and visual effects. Medusa could never be confused with Ride of Steel.
Will Chilcote

Published: May 31, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Been on the Great Adventure version when it was Medusa. Its a pretty good ride but, not great. If you haven't guessed, I'm not a Six Flags Fan by any means, but, Great Adventure is their best park. The re-theming thing is typical Six Flags garbage. This is not the first time they have done this.

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