I had always bypassed this coaster on visits to Six Flags Great Adventure because I ‘d never enjoyed going through vertical loops. (That has since changed.) However, finding myself stuck at the park for 10 hours one day, at the suggestion of someone who had been following my blog I decided to give it a go and am glad I did. Bizarro, formerly known as Medusa, certainly exceeded my expectations. Just before the ride is dispatched, the floor drops out from the loading area. The train then climbs 142 feet, reaches a platform, plunges 132 feet at a right angle and goes up into a 119-foot vertical loop. This is followed by a dive loop and zero-g roll. Towards the end of the ride, riders go through a cobra roll, which hangs over the entrance to the ride, and interlocking corkscrews.
There is a total of 7 inversions – one more than on Alpengeist, which I absolutely hated – and all of them proved to be thoroughly enjoyable. I got the feeling that there was a little something extra on a couple of them and was impressed by how smooth this ride is. Also worth mentioning is the speed – 61mph.– and special effects. As the train travels through the dive loop, flames shoot up from the ground on both sides of the track. The heat can be felt by not only the riders but by those waiting in line to ride. When I first rode this coaster, it had a Bizarro-themed soundtrack blasting out of the speakers behind the seats but when I rode it the following year, the sound effects had been removed. With or without sound effects, Bizarro was so much fun that I rode it repeatedly. 4 out of 5 stars. For more information about rides at Six Flags Great Adventure, visithttp://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/