Take a Ride on Twisted Colossus
Gone is the wooden track on the historic Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The talented team at Rocky Mountain Construction has breathed new life into the aging racing wooden roller coaster, converting it into a steel-tracked, hybrid, high-octane thrill machine. And with the coaster’s media day behind us, we finally have an idea of what it’s like to ride this “Twisted” mess of steel.
It stands 121 feet tall and features a 128-foot drop, reaching a top speed of 57 mph. Riders flip upside down twice during the 3-minute and 40-second ride. Once during a top-gun stall and another time while maneuvering a zero-g stall.
Watch a back-seat POV video of Twisted Colossus below:
The coaster’s former two tracks have been fused into one — providing a ride that is twice as long (at 4,990 feet). The trains are dispatched at specified intervals so that they sync up and are able to race, just as the coaster did in its previous life as a traditional wooden coaster.
The coaster officially opens to the public this Saturday, May 23, 2015.
Have you ridden Twisted Colossus yet? What did you think of the coaster? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.