[KHTS] Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia unveiled its new twist for Colossus, an iconic ride that’s been at the park for 36 years Thursday — with Twisted Colossus.
Officials with the self-proclaimed “Thrill Capital of the World,” said the world–record–breaking hybrid coaster, Twisted Colossus, will be an unprecedented, awe–inspiring four–minute journey through nearly 5,000 feet of track and two lift hills.
Twisted Colossus, 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.
Six Flags officials announced the ride would be closing in June, a move that sparked protest from some, and a rush to ride the famous coaster one last time from others.
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.
“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
“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.
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
For more information about upcoming 2015 Six Flags rides and attractions, including a video highlighting the new rides, visit www.sixflags.com/2015news.
Six Flags is also announcing the start of 2015 Season Pass sales with a limited time offer thru Labor Day featuring the lowest prices of the year on 2015 Passes. August 28 through September 1, guests will receive a free upgrade to a Gold Season Pass with each Pass purchased.
Gold Season Passes include admission to both Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, and any other Six Flags theme park, as well as free parking and special admission offers for friends. 2015 Season Passes provide unlimited visits any operating day for the rest of 2014 (including park admission to Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®) and all of 2015.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 53 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world–class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up–close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information, visit the Six Flags Magic Mountain website.