Colossus lives in 'twisted' revamp at Magic Mountain

Colossus lives.

The iconic wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain will reopen in the spring as Twisted Colossus, the theme park company announced Thursday.

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Twisted Colossus will occupy the same space in the park, off Interstate 5 in Valencia, as its predecessor, which debuted in 1978 and took its last bow Aug. 17.

This version will combine the recognizable wood and new "state-of-the-art Iron Horse Track," according to Six Flags.

Twisted Colossus highlights:

  • "Top Gun Stall" - an inversion where the train slows down upside down
  • "High Five" - two trains pass through an overbanked turn facing each other with the illusion that you can reach out and high five other riders
  • Zero G Roll - track twists 360 degrees
  • Drop of 128 feet at 80-degrees
  • Eighteen airtime hills
  • Two lift hills
  • Four-minute long ride on nearly 5,000 feet of track, what Six Flags said will be the 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," park president Bonnie Rabjohn said in a news release.