The Twisted Colossus project at Six Flags Magic Mountain is rolling along.  With the major transformation of the wooden classic, and the refurbishment of the floorless coaster, Scream, Magic Mountain took the opportunity to retheme the entire area too.  The Steampunk District will carry the color scheme and aesthetic from the new roller coaster right up to D.C. Universe Plaza.  This will include a repainting of the Magic Moments Theatre, a refurbishment of the food location into a new in-house sandwich shop, and all new landscaping.

Let’s check out the latest progress in the Steampunk District first.

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With fresh concrete having been poured, this was about as close as we could get to the revitalized Gearworks Theatre.

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The brick, mustard and grey color scheme is applied to the outside here.

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Further behind the theatre we see the wooden façades being given a steely paint job.
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This food location will now become Twisted ‘Wiches, gourmet sandwich shop.

 

 

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Moving on to Twisted Colossus, we find that the station has yet to be touched.  Good news is that the track that is being installed on what remains of the old, wooden supports is getting ever closer to being completed.  The project began with laying the track to and from the station.  They are basically installing it in chronological order.  This makes for exciting reveals every so often and this update is no exception.  We finally get a glimpse of the hi-five element around the first major curve and the installation of the Top Gun element.

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The purple trains arrived on site recently and we got the treat of inspecting them up close.

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Moving on to the coaster itself, we were shown the pair of 200 horsepower motors that will propel the racing trains up the lift hill.

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Metal supports lay in the foreground, waiting to be installed.

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Dropping down the first hill, the coaster then heads towards the second hill and turn.

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Instead of the normal curve around the bend the tracks flip, head-to-head, on a 90 degree angle, hence the “High Five” name of the element.

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Coming back around and down the second hill, the green track bounces downward as the blue track dives.

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The green track then flips upside down, over the blue track.

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Meanwhile, Scream is receiving an eye-popping paint job nearby.  Hand painted, the color scheme is Cal-Trans orange and royal blue.  Frankly we like it for the simple reason that it is vibrant. The California sun isn’t always kind to coaster paint jobs.

The one thing we’d really like to see with Scream is the removal of the ugly parking lot under the track. A grass field, gardens or even trees would go a very long way toward make this area really feel more polished.

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The trains are being stored here.

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There you have it folks.  The latest progress from Six Flags Magic Mountain’s newest coaster, Twisted Colossus and the steampunk district around it.  We can’t wait to take a ride on this monster when it arrives this summer!