Six Flags Magic Mountain, the “Thrill Capital of the World,” and voted by USA TODAY readers as America’s Best Theme Park, today unveiled plans for the highly anticipated, world-record-breaking hybrid coaster, Twisted Colossus, an unprecedented, awe-inspiring four-minute journey through nearly 5,000 feet of track and two lift hills.
, the next generation of the beloved wooden roller coaster that thrilled millions of guests in its 36-year reign at the park, will be a unique technological marvel combining an iconic wooden structure with 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.
“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.
With its unique construction, 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 be the focal point of the newly themed area, Back Alley, where guests can expect the unexpected through whimsical experiences in entertainment, food and retail.
The original Colossus wooden coaster opened on June 29, 1978 and offered its farewell run on August 17, 2014. Construction on Twisted Colossus is already underway. For more information about Twisted Colossus (including a video), visit www.sixflags.com/magicmountain.
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Well, here it is! I hope this means they’re gonna be more diligent about running both sides of the coaster. It would be kind of pointless to have a hi-five element added when only one side is running 90% of the time.
EDIT: Oh my gosh, it’s not two sides. It’s just one long coaster, watched the POV. The track changes colors halfway through so it looks like it’s two different sides. This is going to be AMAZING.
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As for being homesick, yeah, it lasts for a while, but the liberating feeling takes over and it’s super exciting!
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Berkeley is an amazing place, Telegraph is fun to explore, and it’s full of great clubs and groups to be a part of. Make sure to go to Caltopia on Sunday/Monday for a ton of free stuff! Anything else, feel free to message me anytime!