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.
“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.
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.