Through the TikTok platform, a user posted a video of a moment in which the Medusa cars got stuck in one of the descents of the game, requiring the park’s emergency services to go up to the area to help visitors. This perspective was only from a distance.
You can only see the users seated in the video without any major mishaps. At the same time, the workers climb the roller coaster with all the necessary safety equipment to avoid a fatal accident, and there are no further details.
This is what happened at Six Flags.
According to the statement released by the park itself, things happened on Thursday, June 29, 2023. The break happened because the security system detected variations in the Medusa Steel Coaster and stopped the ride cycle in a completely safe place for users.
In addition, the safety protocols for the ride were immediately initiated, which implied the assistance and accompaniment of all visitors to the station in a completely safe manner, which could be carried out without mishaps thanks to the park’s emergency services.
“In Six Flags Mexico, the most important thing will always be the safety of our visitors, as well as keeping them informed of what is happening; therefore, regarding some publications in the media, we make known our position,” they wrote in their social networks with the attached statement.
This is the full statement from the amusement park south of Mexico City:
Our mechanical games are equipped with a high-tech safety system automatically and safely activate when it detects any electrical variation. On Thursday, June 29, 2023, these safety systems detected variations in Medusa Steel Coaster, stopping the cycle in a safe place, so we applied our safety protocols in the game. These protocols indicate escorting visitors back to the station safely, ending the protocol without any mishap. Safety is our top priority, and the roller coaster remains in regular operation.
According to the park’s official website, the coaster known as Medusa Steel Coaster, or simply “La Medusa,” was installed in 2014 with a wooden base and steel tracks, with more than 150 thousand screws for its more than 188 pieces. The ride has, among other things, 36-meter drops, with a route of just over one kilometer.
“You will enjoy vertigo caused by unexpected turns and descents with great accelerations in this hybrid roller coaster favorite of adrenaline lovers, don’t look it in the eyes, or you will turn into steel!” they mention in the official description.