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I agree with the "I wish Six Flags would keep or maintain some of their classic woodies" thing to an extent.

 

The issue is, for the most part Six Flags as a whole hasn't done this. There are a few Six Flags classic woodies that are still great like GASM (SFOG), American Eagle (SFGAm) but for the most part, most of them are mediocre at best. I'd actually anticipate them doing this to some of the more modern woodies in the next few years such as Viper (SFGAm) and the Roar's (SFA/SFDK). I wouldn't anticipate anything like GASM, GA Cyclone or Rolling Thunder getting this treatment. Rolling Thunder mostly because El Toro is already there.

 

Still, I'd love to see their classics get solid rehabs and maybe topper track at the very least.

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If this thing turns out even near how incredible Texas Giant is, it'll be a needed upgrade to colossus. Of the two times I've ridden (one being backwards), I've just been unimpressed. The first drop is strange, and the turnarounds are painfully slow. Though the park will only have one woodie if this does happen, I think it's for the better.

 

As a side note, what if they took the high five and took it a step further, dueling zero-G rolls? It'll be interesting to see what Rocky Mountain does with a coaster that has a particularly simple layout!

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^I agree with you 100%! Rockey Mtn. loves to top what is already done so im sure it will be some sort of high-five inversion or simply a near miss type elemet. Im really hoping this happens. I mean come on....a dueling RMC inverting woodie?!?! It may not happen because it is SFMM we are talking about, but that would be totally insane!

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This would be an awesome coaster for Rocky Mountain, I'm only hoping that it will stay open long enough for them to run the Psyclone trains backwards this year.

 

If I were to guess at a timeline, I'd guess that the park will keep Colossus open through the end of Fright Fest and promote "last time ever" for backwards Colossus like crazy. They would then either close the ride right after, or run it through winter break before closing it. Given the size of the attraction, I'm thinking it will take 12-16 months to rebuild, so I wouldn't expect the refurbishment to be complete until Spring/Summer 2015. With YOLOcoaster opening this year, I wouldn't be surprised if the park gets little to nothing for 2014. Perhaps Hurricane Harbor could finally get a major new attraction next year instead.

 

That's what I'm hoping they will do, I've been trying to get on backwards Colossus for years, and this would be my year to finally get on it now that I have a pass. And Hurricane Harbor does desperately need a new attraction.

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I can kinda see how they could make Colossus into one track, but hopefully they keep it as two. If they did make it one track, the structure in most places would be over engineered as it is built to hold two trains at the same time.

 

Hopefully the re-do would create enough new ridership where they would run both sides... at least for a while. Some people said make one side all metal and the other the partially wood track, I think that's kinda a neat idea but might not really make the experience different enough. As we have seen the capability of the partially wood track is essentially the same as the steel. The actual feel of the track might be significantly different, but nobody can really say fore sure quite yet as they only coaster fully built like that isn't open yet.

 

One thing they could do, to give themselves a reason (like they would) to run both sides as often as possible, is to make the layout of both sides a bit different. Colossus as it is now is a pretty mellow coaster, so maybe they could make one side less extreme and closer to it's classic self, and the other side the one with more airtime and the barrel roll. This would effectively make each track a different ride and experience and more of a reason to run both all the time.

 

Honestly they could actually keep one side mostly original. Actually that would be pretty awesome.

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Please don't tell me this thread is going to spiral back into the whole "Restore Revolution" thing again. The park isn't going to do it unless they get an ROI on it. Taking the restraints off isn't marketable, so there isn't much point until to do it unless the trains can't run anymore and they need to buy new ones... or they might just tear the coaster out.

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Please don't tell me this thread is going to spiral back into the whole "Restore Revolution" thing again.

 

Guess I haven't been here long enough to see any thread spiral to restoring Revolution. Just added that because I know some people enjoy talking about it. And looking at old pictures

 

Anything they do with Colossus will be a welcome change. Lots of comments about Colossus being kinda... boring. But remember, the ride was once one of the most violent ejector-air time rides in the world. For a few months, anyway Then it was a "darn good ride" for many years... then the plastic trains came (was it 1987? Trying to think back to the ACE news at the time; those trains were $400,000 each). I remember the park making a big deal out of of adding a block brake (by removing the double down) so they could run 3 trains (which was odd... as they ran 3 trains just fine before that). Then they didn't run 3 trains.

 

It will be interesting whatever comes of it. From everything we've seen, if RMC has a hand in it, a great ride will come out of it!

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I agree with the "I wish Six Flags would keep or maintain some of their classic woodies" thing to an extent.

 

The issue is, for the most part Six Flags as a whole hasn't done this. There are a few Six Flags classic woodies that are still great like GASM (SFOG), American Eagle (SFGAm) but for the most part, most of them are mediocre at best. I'd actually anticipate them doing this to some of the more modern woodies in the next few years such as Viper (SFGAm) and the Roar's (SFA/SFDK). I wouldn't anticipate anything like GASM, GA Cyclone or Rolling Thunder getting this treatment. Rolling Thunder mostly because El Toro is already there.

 

Still, I'd love to see their classics get solid rehabs and maybe topper track at the very least.

 

Exactly. Just something to keep that classical essence in the park. It could also benefit towards marketing the older crowds, especially parents bringing their kids to the park. "Oh, mom and dad ride this when I was your age," kind of stuff.

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Didn't Colossus have an accident in '78?

 

A passenger was ejected from the ride, blamed on weight, during its inaugural year.

 

I think the biggest accident there in 1978 was allowing the rock group Kiss "Meets the Phantom of the Park" to be filmed there.

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I think the biggest accident there in 1978 was allowing the rock group Kiss "Meets the Phantom of the Park" to be filmed there.

 

That movie is really great and horrible at the same time. Great for the shots of Revolution alone... but we don't get to see Colossus in action (must have been shot after the accident). Fun movie just for the weird 70s feel to it - for anyone that remembers that stuff

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on an off note, "KISS meets the Phantom" was awesome 70's cheese at its best! it would be great to see Colossus get a make over, Six Flags altered and neutered several wooden coasters, with the new technology that's out there they can do wonders with the woodies now. however, how many people ( and you know there will be some) will hate having a "new" Colossus? I can think of several woodies at Six Flags parks that could use the "treatment" maybe this will be a trend we see at other SF parks with their woodies...

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The 1977 film "Rollercoaster" is a lot better to watch, and you got a full run through of Revolution when it was still the biggest coaster in the park, before Colossus was built. The film is still a bit cheesy and overlong, but it's still a fun movie to see coasters in action!

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well someone beat me to it but anyone old enough to remember and have ridden Colossus when it opened in '78 would not have described as boring...it was relentless...I'm all for this and will remain optimistic that the company doing the make over will ensure its done correctly...and I agree, the original double down drop should be restored...we all know why it was taken out and the ride slowed back in the day...

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well someone beat me to it but anyone old enough to remember and have ridden Colossus when it opened in '78 would not have described as boring...it was relentless...I'm all for this and will remain optimistic that the company doing the make over will ensure its done correctly...and I agree, the original double down drop should be restored...we all know why it was taken out and the ride slowed back in the day...

 

Yes, I missed out on the original Colossus, but I do have some old southern California friends who loved it back in the day.

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I might be a little late on this (Sorry! Not over here much!) but I think Colossus getting the Iron Horse treatment would be awesome! I just hope if it happens, RMC would bank the flat turns like the ones on Great White at Morey's Piers. That would rock!

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^Wes, you haven't heard? The removal of Deja Va caused a serious imbalance of tectonic plates, thus triggering a huge earthquake and plunging California into the Pacific!

 

Or at least that's what I read on the Internet.

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