Six Flags Magic Mountain Roller Coaster Colossus Gets a "Twisted" Update

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The beloved wooden roller coaster Colossus will get a new life next year as Six Flags updates it with inversions, overturns and a huge drop.

    Remember just a few weeks back when thousands of people flocked to Six Flags Magic Mountain to ride the iconic roller coaster Colossus one last time before it shut down for good?

    Well, there’s a twist to that: The Valencia-based amusement park is keeping the Colossus’ recognizable white wooden frame, and even its name, when it opens Twisted Colossus in its place, a ride they say will update the classic coaster.

    Twisted Colossus, a four-minute journey that includes a 128-foot drop, an inversion and a “High Five,” where two trains pass through a turn facing each other, giving riders the illusion that they can reach out and touch one another.

    The new take on a classic ride will be the highlight of a newly themed area, Back Alley, according to a news release from Six Flags.

    SoCal Says Goodbye to Signature Coaster

    [LA] SoCal Says Goodbye to Signature Coaster
    Colossus, the 36 year standing wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain is shutting down. Kim Baldonado reports for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. from Valencia Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.

    Colossus opened back in June 1978, running for more than 36 years before its farewell rides earlier this month. The new ride is expected to open in 2015.