Wood Meets Steel As An Iconic Woodie Gets Twisted At Six Flags Magic Mountain
We love racer style coasters here at Coaster Nation, but even more when that racer coaster is converted to STEEL with inversions! Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain was an icon. It was once the world’s longest and fastest wooden coaster. It was known as the “Screamin Meemie” in National Lampoon’s Vacation when Magic Mountain was used for “Wally World”.
Six Flags Magic Mountain, the “Thrill Capital of the World,” and voted by USA TODAY readers as America’s Best Theme Park, today unveiled plans for the highly anticipated, world-record-breaking hybrid coaster, Twisted Colossus, an unprecedented, awe-inspiring four-minute journey through nearly 5,000 feet of track and two lift hills!
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. 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.
Park president Bonnie Rabjohn said: “At Six Flags, innovation is in our DNA and with Twisted Colossus, innovation will go to an extreme level with record-breaking elements, faster speeds and steeper banks. This cutting-edge technology marries the best of both classic and modern coaster designs. It is definitely a twist on a traditional wooden coaster experience,”
- “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 128-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, Back Alley, where guests 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. Construction on Twisted Colossus is already underway.
Twisted Colossus will be storming into Six Flags Magic Mountain, summer 2015 and we can’t wait!
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