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    Re: RUMOR: Colossus to get major Refurbishment in 2014?

    It may be hard to believe nowadays but Colossus was known as a violent airtime machine in its very first incarnation. The advertising touted 11 moments of airtime and opening year it left my sisters with bruises on their legs from the violent ejector air it had then (I somehow escaped unscathed).

    Somewhere under all that current reprofiling and braking the original monster must lurk and if this is what it takes to unleash it we could be in for a surprise.

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    Re: RUMOR: Colossus to get major Refurbishment in 2014?

    That would be great if they do this. The last time I rode Colossus, it was so rickety and rode so rough, I threw my back out by the time I got off. Never again. That's what I said. But if they fix it up, then it could be one of my faves again.

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    Re: RUMOR: Colossus to get major Refurbishment in 2014?

    If this works out for Collosus, then maybe it can be used on Mean Squeak, sorry, I meant to type Mean Streak at CP and both coasters (Lion & Tiger) in Gwazi at BGT.
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    Re: RUMOR: Colossus to get major Refurbishment in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by grrandram View Post
    That would be great if they do this. The last time I rode Colossus, it was so rickety and rode so rough, I threw my back out by the time I got off. Never again. That's what I said. But if they fix it up, then it could be one of my faves again.
    Granted, Colossus is not super smooth, but believe me... there are many, many more worse coasters out there in the "bumpy" department. I'd put Colossus somewhere in the middle.
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    Re: RUMOR: Colossus to get major Refurbishment in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by JesterMn View Post
    Granted, Colossus is not super smooth, but believe me... there are many, many more worse coasters out there in the "bumpy" department. I'd put Colossus somewhere in the middle.
    Agreed.

    The first half of the ride got some track work done last year and the first two drops are very smooth. There were plans to do the rest but if they are going to do this major work that's rumored then I'm not surprised they didn't.

    I'll be sure to ride the original version as much as I can this year, just in case.


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    Re: RUMOR: Colossus to get major Refurbishment in 2014?

    I guess it's good to see the park is taking some initiative on maintaining its rides.

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    Re: RUMOR: Colossus to get major Refurbishment in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by JesterMn View Post
    Granted, Colossus is not super smooth, but believe me... there are many, many more worse coasters out there in the "bumpy" department. I'd put Colossus somewhere in the middle.
    I was going to say the same thing. But actually I would put Colossus somewhere near the smooth end of the scale. Not the smoothest of the 63 woodies I've ridden, but a majority are rougher.

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    Re: RUMOR: Colossus to get major Refurbishment in 2014?

    i really want to see the layout of Colossus 2.0 because the other Rocky Mountain coasters are not out and back

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    Re: RUMOR: Colossus to get major Refurbishment in 2014?

    Hopefully they will, refurbished rides make them look like they are brand new
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    Re: RUMOR: Colossus to get major Refurbishment in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by mratigan View Post
    i really want to see the layout of Colossus 2.0 because the other Rocky Mountain coasters are not out and back
    Rocky Mountain has done work on out and back coasters.

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    Re: RUMOR: Colossus to get major Refurbishment in 2014?

    ^ They've done work on them, but haven't done the Iron Horse retrack on an out and back coaster, which is what the rumor is.

    I'd be totally fine with just the Topper Track re-do for Colossus and it being restored to it's original layout. But that likely won't bring people to SFMM.


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    Re: RUMOR: Colossus to get major Refurbishment in 2014?

    ^ Correct. But that's not what mratigan said. And he(?) said "other coasters", and Rocky Mountain only has one coaster with Iron Horse track, so I thought he was talking about all Rocky Mountain coasters.

    Too bad SFMM didn't keep Psyclone to do an IH retrack, or at least topper track.

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    Re: RUMOR: Colossus to get major Refurbishment in 2014?

    Wait, what's a "roller coaster conversion"?

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    Re: RUMOR: Colossus to get major Refurbishment in 2014?

    What happened to the B&M trains from Psyclone. I do believe those are the only wooden coaster trains that B&M ever manufactured.
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    Re: RUMOR: Colossus to get major Refurbishment in 2014?

    ^For the last number of years, they were being used when Colossus ran backwards. So they're still around, and if they continue with that tradition, I imagine they'll still be around.
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