I grew up in the valley near Magic Mountain which I went to every weekend my friends and I would go to Magic Mountain to ride and play games all day long. Eventually, I got one of my first jobs there as a ride operator. Colossus was my first ride that I got to the chance to operate, which I thought it was a boring ride but then when I heard last year they were going to get rid of it, a piece of my childhood memory died but then I heard about Twisted Colossus, the next generation of the beloved wooden roller coaster that thrilled millions of guests in its 36-year reign at the park, will be a unique technological marvel combining an iconic wooden structure with state-of-the-art Iron Horse Track.
Old School Colossus
The advanced technology, available exclusively at Six Flags, provides ride experiences never before possible on wooden coasters, such as over-banked turns and inversions. Twisted Colossus will feature numerous exciting components including a “Top Gun” element, the western hemisphere’s first “High Five” element, and a Zero G Roll.
With its unique construction, Twisted Colossus will feature:
- “Top Gun Stall” – an inversion where the train slows down upside down
- Western Hemisphere’s first “High Five” – where two trains pass through an overbanked turn facing each other with the illusion that you can reach out and “high five” other riders
- Zero G Roll where track twists 360 degrees
- A staggering 116-foot drop at an amazing 80-degrees
- 18 airtime hills
- Two lift hills
- Four minutes of thrills on nearly 5,000 feet of track – longest hybrid coaster in the world
Twisted Colossus will be the focal point of the newly themed area where you can expect the unexpected through whimsical experiences in entertainment, food and retail. The original Colossus wooden coaster opened on June 29, 1978 and offered its farewell run on August 17, 2014.
Twisted Colossus — the World’s Longest Hybrid Coaster
- Opening Date: Spring 2015
- Height Restriction: Must be at least 48” tall
- Location: Twisted Colossus will be the focal point of the newly themed area where guests can expect the unexpected through whimsical experiences in entertainment, food and retail.
Credit: Six Flags