Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
San Francisco/Sacramento, California
Medusa
 
 

Medusa

Conquer the monster by facing your fear.

In Greek mythology, the dreaded monster Medusa was half woman and half serpent. Even the bravest warriors were no match for her. It is said that she was so nasty that just one look at her and her hair full of deadly snakes would turn any mortal into stone. With seven relentless inversions looping like snakes made of steel, let’s see if you can face up to this legendary beast.

At 3,937 feet, Medusa is the longest and highest coaster in Northern California. Dangle your feet in the air because you’ll be taking this one floorless.

Medusa is not one for small talk – she cuts right to the chase. Battle a 150-foot hill and a 150-foot drop. Then brace yourself because you’re in for one of the tallest vertical loops in the world – a whopping 128 feet. This is followed immediately by a dreaded dive loop and a zero G roll. At 65 miles per hour and taking as much as 4.5 G’s, Medusa won’t be the only one with her hair standing on end.

Get ready for the dreaded “sea serpent” roll. This is a super rare variety of a cobra loop, and Medusa is the first ride to ever attempt it. This double-inversion uncoils halfway between the first and second loop and spits you back out even faster in the same direction you started.

Curling so smoothly, like a giant living snake, Medusa slithers through seamless transitions from one mindblowing setup to the next, in a white-knuckle flow that will make your hair stand on end – literally. Add two flatspins and an insane finish with a hellacious helix and sick s-shaped turn and you’ll be staring Medusa right in the face, and living to tell the tale.

By The Numbers

Top Speed
65 mph
Elevation
150 feet
Length
3,937 feet
Duration
3 minutes, 15 seconds
Introduced
2000
Manufacturer
Bolliger & Mabillard
Key Features
Capacity 32 riders, 7 inversions, World's ONLY sea serpent roll

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Thrill Level
Max

Minimum Height

54"

Attraction Type

Ride

Location in Park

Sky attraction near Kong, SkyScreamer, and Cobra

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