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I maybe of minority here but I am not really liking all of these wooden rollercoasters being torn down and or converted to a RMC Hybrid/Topper. Yes those coasters are very awesome but some coasters do not need it. While Colossus was not the best coaster in the world, it is a classic. If Six Flags does this to every other slightly old wooden coaster there are not going to be many wooden ones at parks. IK RMC coasters are awesome but not every old or newer woodie needs to become one.

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Stashua123, it has to do more with the fact that the amusement industry is an evolving (and especially progressive) business. Sure, Colossus may be a classic, but not many people ride it anymore. That's an issue that I see with a lot of enthusiasts - whether they are a roller coaster enthusiast, a Disney geek, whatever, they don't want to leave the past and have a strong preservationist attitude. An RMC rebuild would warrant positive results for the park, with admissions sales, tourism, and more. If this is what the park will end up doing (which is kind of a given at this point), it's a great call.

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I maybe of minority here but I am not really liking all of these wooden rollercoasters being torn down and or converted to a RMC Hybrid/Topper. Yes those coasters are very awesome but some coasters do not need it. While Colossus was not the best coaster in the world, it is a classic. If Six Flags does this to every other slightly old wooden coaster there are not going to be many wooden ones at parks. IK RMC coasters are awesome but not every old or newer woodie needs to become one.

 

Colossus is a steaming pile of trash. The other classics in the chain, are not. There's a difference.

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Any word on whether they'll be fixing up the restrooms, repairing dilapidated buildings/roofs, providing a solution to the rampant line jumping, or maybe just emptying the trash cans on a regular basis?

 

No?

 

Okay, just checking... YOLO!

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Any word on whether they'll be fixing up the restrooms, repairing dilapidated buildings/roofs, providing a solution to the rampant line jumping, or maybe just emptying the trash cans on a regular basis?

 

No?

 

Okay, just checking... YOLO!

 

 

my last visit a couple days ago, i was telling my friend how seemingly every busy day i visit, the same line jump technique is used. one of the party goes forward thru the line, then not long after, the rest go to join. then boom, a girl just ducks under the que at Full Throttle and later her friends join. i told an employee as we were walking forward after the first covered portion, but of course she cared none.

 

btw, the gum on the ground below the walkup que to the station at Full Throttle is getting pretty big. LOL

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I'm interested to see what's going to happen to the prelift sections. I've always felt that they were rather unusual in their length. I do enjoy the sight of that massive white structure coming closer and closer however.

 

Maybe a tunnel?

Yeah I always thought it was odd that the station was so far from the lift. I imagine prior to Colossus being retrofitted for a MCBR the lines were insane.

 

Not really. Didn't they used to run three trains per side originally with the block sections like on the high turns. (Just curious if this was true or not. ) heard that the mcbr was added because the new 90s trains could not use the old block sections?????

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Here's some retro/vintage Colossus footage (circa 1982). It features the Colossus' 2nd generation rolling stock (3 bench PTC's). I don't know if there were six or only four trains total at the time, maybe someone else can confirm. I believe Side A ran the black trains and the red trains ran on Side B? All were outfitted with headrests, buzz bars, & skid brakes.

 

 

Six Flags Magic Mountain's Colossus with (3 bench) PTC Trains - "Wild Rides" (1982)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_G1ONJets4

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Good job ABC! Next time give more info then this. You make it seem like its getting torn down.

“@ABC7: THIS JUST IN: Colossus wooden roller-coaster to shut down August 16 after 36 years at Six Flags Magic Mountain”

To be fair we don't actually know that they won't tear it down. Most people assume it will be an RMC conversion, but although I'd love that they haven't actually said it. This is SFMM, they may tear Colossus down and put absolutely nothing in its place, you never know.

 

I bet Scream! is overjoyed. It might even see...you know...LINES when the new attraction opens!

Or perhaps a new attraction in Colossus' place will prompt them to finally paint that faded skittle looking pile of rusting purple steel.

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Good job ABC! Next time give more info then this. You make it seem like its getting torn down.

“@ABC7: THIS JUST IN: Colossus wooden roller-coaster to shut down August 16 after 36 years at Six Flags Magic Mountain”

To be fair we don't actually know that they won't tear it down. Most people assume it will be an RMC conversion, but although I'd love that they haven't actually said it. This is SFMM, they may tear Colossus down and put absolutely nothing in its place, you never know.

 

I bet Scream! is overjoyed. It might even see...you know...LINES when the new attraction opens!

Or perhaps a new attraction in Colossus' place will prompt them to finally paint that faded skittle looking pile of rusting purple steel.

 

I thought at one of the WCB in the past few years they were asked about this and kind of gave it away by the way they responded?

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I think Alan Schilke's evil smirk and, "I can't comment on that." statement when asked about this at IAAPA 2 years ago was a dead giveaway. Somethings coming to the Mountain from the twisted evil genius of his mind. And I for one, can't wait!

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I think Alan Schilke's evil smirk and, "I can't comment on that." statement when asked about this at IAAPA 2 years ago was a dead giveaway. Somethings coming to the Mountain from the twisted evil genius of his mind. And I for one, can't wait!

 

The mountain already has one of his MOST evil creations X2!

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I think Alan Schilke's evil smirk and, "I can't comment on that." statement when asked about this at IAAPA 2 years ago was a dead giveaway. Somethings coming to the Mountain from the twisted evil genius of his mind. And I for one, can't wait!

 

The mountain already has one of his MOST evil creations X2!

 

And they will be getting another!

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I think Alan Schilke's evil smirk and, "I can't comment on that." statement when asked about this at IAAPA 2 years ago was a dead giveaway. Somethings coming to the Mountain from the twisted evil genius of his mind. And I for one, can't wait!

 

This is what I was talking about… Thanks

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What would be the point. They would only use both stations for the first summer anyway and never use both again.

 

I know I know... but if the coaster ends up being such a long ride, they have all the time and space for double stations and LOTS of trains. We'll see... It's gonna be a hot ride, maybe they will choose to REALLY step up to the plate on this one.

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“Colossus, the king of wooden coasters, ends its 36-year reign on August 16. Six Flags Magic Mountain will announce exciting future plans for the park we think our Guests will love at a later date. In the meantime, don’t miss your last chance to ride Colossus.”

- Magic Mountain's official statement on Colossus's closure

 

Looks like ideas of the coaster being just removed can stop.

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I think Alan Schilke's evil smirk and, "I can't comment on that." statement when asked about this at IAAPA 2 years ago was a dead giveaway. Somethings coming to the Mountain from the twisted evil genius of his mind. And I for one, can't wait!
If Alan Schilke is involved I'm on board, no questions asked.
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I thought at one of the WCB in the past few years they were asked about this and kind of gave it away by the way they responded?

Yeah, ever since NTAG was official, management has been saying at the Q&As that it's the greatest thing they've ever seen and they need it for themselves. Unlike when people ask about Wingriders and they're like "yeah, lame" or Megalites and they're all "WTF is megalite?"

Everyone realizes that this will still be at SFMM, right?

 

Even if it turns out to be the most amazing ride, it's pretty much a given that operations will be terribly inconsistent and the ride will probably experience a major closure of some sort while they wait for a part to arrive...

But at least when their standout coaster is closed you'll have another good excuse to not visit. So there's that.

 

Wow!! Looks like RMC might possibly do some magic on Colossus! Can't wait to see what's in store!

 

Let's take this opportunity to go back to 1978 to check out Colossus in it's prime form. I found this video of a bunch of news reel footage of when Colossus first opened.

 

Notice the wicked airtime hill coming out of the second drop. If RMC is indeed coming to renovate, I know they'll take Colossus and do something incredible with it.

OMG! 1:43 of that video is amazing!!! LMAO!!!

It's wonderful because:

A) He's saying on-air that their new ride is actually kind of boring. Which is definitely true nowadays.

B) Needs more loops YOLO!!!

C) He's foreshadowing it's eventual transformation into a steel coaster.

 

So anyways, I'm giddy with excitement. And while two separate tracks with totally different layouts would be very cool (presumably either Colossus Classic / New Colossus, or Looping Yolossus / Airtime Awesolossus), I'm really hoping they go for the length record and just make it the undisputed best coaster on the west coast. Plus, it'd be more time riding and less running to get back in line. And they wouldn't have the option of just closing one side when it's convenient, so there'd always been some dueling and full-ish capacity. Win win win.

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it will change everything you ever thought you knew about the coaster. Don’t count on seeing it reopen as a racing creation… in fact, don’t even think about it having two separate tracks anymore.

 

While reading that, I though they were talking about rebuilding only one track, but neither the left or the right one... Instead, utilise the large double-structure as a giant base to make a gigantic structure with one track in the middle.

See my drawing :

 

 

I need sleep, I guess.

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Anybody else just jazzed by the potential for a serious airtime machine to finally make it out to the west coast? I'm holding my reservations until I see the design and ride it, but the implications of this project based on the rumors suggest only greatness. If it pans out, I will be willing to forgive "missteps" in the park's recent attraction additions.... so long as they operate it efficiently.

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