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.
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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