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I am a bit of a fan of Colossus, though Iron Horse Colossus would be amazing. I would love to see SFMM with an airtime machine and this would be perfect. It will be interesting to see what the new layout will look like.

 

If this does actually happen in 2014, I'll definitely re-new my pass for 2014.

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How can they change Colossus!? It's so original and unique. I mean SFMM is the only park Walt was ever around to see.... Woah, what the hell just happened to me? Sorry about that.

 

It'll be interesting to see if this is true. Will they stick with 2 tracks or use this as an opportunity to quietly remove one? It's got a pretty tame layout right now so I'd be interested to see how RMC would fix it up and make it more thrilling.

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If its a dueling coaster still, then maybe we will see six train operation again like in the old days!

 

But seriously, the right side of Colossus hasn't been run for over a year. Since November 2011. The left side has been running ever since. They only have three trains that they can operate at the moment, though, and one is freshly refurbed.

 

It also sounds like if this Colossus refurb is true, then I guess we will have to say goodbye to Colossus Backwards. Unless they run Iron Colossus backwards. That would be interesting.

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It also sounds like if this Colossus refurb is true, then I guess we will have to say goodbye to Colossus Backwards. Unless they run Iron Colossus backwards. That would be interesting.

 

It would make for a really interesting ride, but in all honesty i'd say that we'll never see it happen again. Who knows, crazier things have happened before.

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Seems like good news for the park. Colossus has a much more "standard" layout than Tx Giant or Rattler, so I can't see as many changes being made as with the other two, however it still should go over well. I really hope the park stays away from inversions, though. I know looping woodies (or woodie hybrids) are all the rage now, but this park is set on inversions for a long time already.

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If its a dueling coaster still, then maybe we will see six train operation again like in the old days!

 

But seriously, the right side of Colossus hasn't been run for over a year. Since November 2011. The left side has been running ever since. They only have three trains that they can operate at the moment, though, and one is freshly refurbed.

 

It also sounds like if this Colossus refurb is true, then I guess we will have to say goodbye to Colossus Backwards. Unless they run Iron Colossus backwards. That would be interesting.

I've ridden the right side as recently as WCB 2012 so I'm not sure when they actually put it out. On the flip side I only just got my first forwards ride on the left side about a month ago after going to SFMM at least once a year for 7+ years.

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Just a wild thought:

1. Could SFMM make Colossus möbius by reprofiling the ride and, therefore making it the world's longest wooden coaster?

2. Would you put it past SFMM to pull such a stunt and market it as "the world's longest wooden coaster"?

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But seriously, the right side of Colossus hasn't been run for over a year. Since November 2011.

Great...that's the side I need (yes, I care about such things).

 

Nice to see this rumor coming back to life; it seems like 2014 could really be the year. I wonder if we could trust SFMM to keep both tracks, and race them consistently once again, because that would be awesome.

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It'll be a nice refurb to it.....Its a classic ride at SFMM and I think thats why I think its hard for us to see it change to this way... But if their managment seems to think its a good thing and helps with reliablity and cost effective and means more trains to operate then I'm for it... Its a 50/50 ordeal to do a major change like this. But after reading peoples post about Texas Giant and Iron Rattler getting the change and people enjoying it.... Then I'm all for it!!

 

Hopefully its true!!! But only time will tell!!

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If this Iron Colossus is true then I believe MM has made a great decision for the first time in a while. I live in Dallas and I can tell you New Texas Giant at SFOT is incredible. RMC did one hell of a job. It's currently the BEST coasters Ive ever been on and full of non stop airtime. Now they are working on Rattler in San Antonio which has potential to possible be a bit better then Giant...we shall see. If you live in SoCal and attend the MM park this is really something you will want to see happen to Colossus. MM needs a good airtime coaster and this is something they should not pass up. I hope this happens cause it will be good!

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I'm still undecided on whether I like or dislike the idea of Colossus receiving the Rocky Mountain treatment. On one hand, the coaster is a classic even though it is only a shadow of its former self, but on the other, the ride is definitely in the lower half of the park's coasters (I rank it 12th out of 17) and this upgrade could make it one of their best. If the Rocky Mountain treatment does happen, I'd like to see the following:

 

-Double out and back layout with two similar independent racing (not dueling) tracks

-Similar length, height, and first drop statistics (although the drop can be steeper)

-No inversions added

-Two trains per track run regularly

-Both tracks raced except during low season

-At least the same amount of airtime the coaster originally had, if not more

 

One other thing that I think would be somewhat neat (although very unlikely) would be if one track used Iron Horse track and the other used Topper track. Then it would give riders the opportunity to try both styles back to back, an opportunity I doubt will ever be available elsewhere.

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If this is true, Im very happy to see them give it the Iron Horse treatment. I rode it a few years ago, it was not pleasant at all. I have to wonder if Colossus will remain a racing coaster or not. Personally I hope they bring back the original layout, so we have those bunny hills. I am curious to see if they will make it loop or not, and how they will alter the layout.

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Personally, I have mixed feelings about this possible transformation. Colossus was my first big roller coaster, and it certainly has some nostalgia value for me. I'm fine with a woodie that has a slightly rough (not Bandit rough) character, and Colossus delivered a classic thrill for me when I first rode it. That being said, it has roughened over the last few years, and I am interested to see how the RMC treatment will go for Colossus. Who knows; the loss of the nostalgia might be worth refreshing this old racer and making it exciting again!

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