Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced its future plans for the iconic Colossus coaster. The self proclaimed “Thrill Capital of the World” is planning to converting the classic woody into  Twisted Colossus, a world–record–breaking hybrid coaster with a four–minute journey through nearly 5,000 feet of track and two lift hills.


Twisted Colossus is the next generation of the beloved wooden roller coaster that thrilled millions of guests in its 36–year reign at the park. What it is transforming into will be a unique technological marvel combining an iconic wooden structure with a 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.

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“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,” said park president Bonnie Rabjohn.

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Utilizing the Iron Horse track, perched atop the wooden Colossus structure, 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 riders can reach out and “hive five” each other
  • Zero G Roll where track twists 360 degrees
  • A staggering 128–foot drop at an amazing 80–degrees
  • 18 airtime hills
  • 2 lift hills
  • Four minutes of thrills on nearly 5,000 feet of track — longest hybrid coaster in the world

Twisted Colossus will retheme the area and is calling it the “Back Alley,” where as SIx Flags words it, “guests can expect the unexpected through whimsical experiences in entertainment, food and retail.”

Take a look at the video above and let us know your thoughts. We certainly can’t wait to give this new attraction a whirl and hopefully a high five as well.