Six Flags Magic Mountain Colossus Closure Confirmed
The rumors of Six Flags Magic Mountain’s mammoth double coaster, Colossus, closing at the end of this year are indeed true. Six Flags hung banners in the park announcing the last day to ride will be August 16th.
At this point it is unknown whether the ride will be going the route of Rolling Thunder, another large, old, wooden racing coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure that was demolished last year. Or, a rumor that has been around for a while, is the ride will be getting a Rocky Mountain Construction steel Iron Horse track makeover like Texas Giant, Rattler, and Medusa, three other large Six Flags wooden coasters. If so, it will be interesting to see if the ride is reconstructed as a racing coaster or transformed into one large scream machine.
When it opened on June 29, 1978, Colossus was one of the tallest and fastest wooden roller coasters in the world and the first roller coaster in the world with two drops in excess of 100 feet. Colossus was made famous by the number of TV shows, movies, and commercials it appeared in, such as Step by Step and National Lampoon’s Vacation. If you can’t get out to Six Flags Magic Mountain to ride Colossus before the end of the summer then take a virtual ride by watching the Colossus POV below:
What do you think the future of Colossus is: demolished, Rocky Mountain treatment, or something else entirely?