It remains the tallest, fastest wooden roller coaster in the West, but when Colossus opened in 1978, it was the world's largest roller coaster. This dual-track, racing wooden coaster features a "double out and back" layout with fourteen hills, three drops, a double up, double down, speed bump and bunny hop. Colossus crosses over 10 acres of land is 1,608 feet long from end to end. When operating at capacity a total of six trains, three per track will be running along the two tracks that together total 8,650 feet in length.
|1978||Wood||Racing, Double Out and Back||International Amusement Devices|
|Drop: 115 feet||G-force: 3.23 G's|
|Height: 125 feet||Length: 4,325 feet|
|Trains: 6 - 24 passenger||Ride Time: 3 minutes, 5 seconds|
|Top Speed: 62 mph||Train Mfg: Morgan Manufacturing|
1979 - The speed hill between the second drop and double-up was reprofiled after a tragic accident. Seat belts were also added to the trains.
Early 80's - Magic Mountain reverses the trains on one side of Colossus so riders can ride facing backwards.
1988 - The six PTC trains were replaced with Morgan "California" style fiberglass trains
1991 - The double down was removed and replaced with a mid-course block brake
1998 - Two trains were borrowed from Psyclone for Fright Fest, so Colossus could once again run one side with the trains facing backwards.
Opening date: June 29, 1978
Train has six cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Ride capacity: 2,600 passengers per hour
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall
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