It's been a while since I was back at the park because it was closed for the season and I was amazed as I went back in to the park....
What is this I see popping up over the oak trees?
WOW! It's called Medusa!:D
The park said this in the local newspaper:
"We have invested £9,000,000 in to a brand new rollercoaster, The first of it's kind in the UK. The ride, MEDUSA, is the UK's only B&M Floorless rollercoaster, 2013 is the big year of rollercoasters, Alton Towers have the Smiler and know we have Medusa. We felt like we needed to up our game in the UK Themepark industry so we decided to work with thrill lovers to bring you this unique experience. We know it's going to pull in the crowds!"
So, the UK's first floorless coaster!:D Awesome...
Some stats from RCDB:
top speed: 63mph.
Ride Lenght: 22988ft
Max G-force: 5g
Drop height: 131ft
Tallest point: 140ft
you can see this is going to be a very intense experience..
some reviews from today:
A vekoma boomerang... The ride it's self is fast, intense and very fun! It makes 6 inversions (Same as Medusa!) but 3 are backwards.... The ride is brand new to the park and was bought new from Vekoma, it is still very rough:( I love the ride experience though! 4 stars.
Serpent's fury! (Flying dutchman gold mine):
Looks stunning in it's new yellow paint, themed around snakes as it is right next to Medusa! Perfect for kids as there is no 'big' drops but is a rough ride in it's corners. Brilliant and looks a lot nicer now! 3 stars.
Brilliant experience, keeps you on the edge! Building 13 is very good and plays with your mind, the ride is also good, plays with your body and is great for everyone! 4 stars.
The new ride! It looks brill with its blue and purple colour scheme! It stands out over the ever-growing sky line and really packs a punch! you can really feel the G on the front row as you're exposed! 5 stars.
I didn't do any for the other rides as they are mainly flat rides.
Here is some more images of Medusa:
Serpent's fury looking stunning and Medusa's chain
The mini Zero-G roll.
That's all for now! What do you think?:)