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hmmm... there's two tracks...

 

Racing Colossus! LOL.

 

One can dream...

 

They already did that and obviously this park cannot maintain a coaster with two tracks, both of them working all the time.

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I still don't get what exactly they're trying to save it from. Save it from improvement? From running like it should? From not looking like an utter disgrace with one side totally rotted out and unuseable? From that ridiculous flattened out camelback ever being restored?

 

Are they trying to save us all from having a huge, brand new, top of the line, insane-looking, very attractive-looking insane RMC coaster similar to SFGAm's Goliath, or Iron Rattler or New Texas Giant? A spectacular ride that would impress today's audiences in much the same fashion as the original Colossus impressed audiences of the 1970s? Is that what they are here to prevent? That's what it looks like to me.

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^ Not surprised at all that they're only running one side. That's the Six Flags way!

 

Well, they've been letting the other side rot for years IIRC. This was inevitable. They can't fix it just now. The problem has been there for a long time.

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I still don't get what exactly they're trying to save it from. Save it from improvement? From running like it should? From not looking like an utter disgrace with one side totally rotted out and unuseable? From that ridiculous flattened out camelback ever being restored?

 

Are they trying to save us all from having a huge, brand new, top of the line, insane-looking, very attractive-looking insane RMC coaster similar to SFGAm's Goliath, or Iron Rattler or New Texas Giant? A spectacular ride that would impress today's audiences in much the same fashion as the original Colossus impressed audiences of the 1970s? Is that what they are here to prevent? That's what it looks like to me.

 

Exactly! I don't think these people get it. Sure, Colossus may be sentimental to them but look at the state it's in now. Really there are only 2 things that can be done, tear it completely down or improve it. Personally I like the improve it idea better. And who knows, maybe just maybe, these same people will love the new ride even better. But it looks like they don't want a huge, brand new, top of the line, insane looking very attractive coaster, they just want to keep the crap that is Colossus now. Yeah, I love Colossus too, I have great memories riding it as a child. But it's time for this change, time for it to evolve into something new and spectacular, something that will bring the crowds back to it..... it's time.... NOW!

 

Doesn't make sense.

 

Or maybe they are just attention whores.

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Somebody on TPR's Facebook said Side A has already been gutted - metal strips on the track have been removed near the brake run and the brakes have been removed. Courtesy of Michael Mountain.

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Though I'm ready for the RMC conversion, I'm kinda sad this is Colossus' last day. I still remember how huge the ride seemed as a kid and being terrified the first time I rode it.

 

Me too.

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Somebody on TPR's Facebook said Side A has already been gutted - metal strips on the track have been removed near the brake run and the brakes have been removed. Courtesy of Michael Mountain.

Nice.

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Sorry if I've missed this, but is the rumored Sunday passholder event of thing? I'd like to get one last ride in, but I'm not sure I want to battle the long lines there seem to be today (TPR's Twitter is claiming over 2 hours!). Ha ha

 

I got in line at 2pm and was done walking out with my button at 2:50. line was a bit shorter now then when I got in.

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^ Not surprised at all that they're only running one side. That's the Six Flags way!

 

The same can be said for Gemini at cedarpoint. Very rarely do I see it race anymore.

 

Gemini actually races about 95 percent of the time. The only time it doesn't is when one side is just broken.

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Here are my experiences with racing coasters-

 

Colossus - 100% non-racing, 0% racing

American Eagle - 80% non-racing, 20% racing (and didn't even get to go on it while the red site was running.)

Gemini - 60-80% racing, 20-40% non-racing.

 

Gemini frequently runs solo in the morning, and has the issues of blocking off cars and running one train empty, but it typically races on reasonably busy days.

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There's no truth to this, right? [attachment=0]wtf.jpg[/attachment] If not, then I am a complete idiot for being confused.

No, first off, Six Flags goes to the manufacturer and asks for work to be done, not the other way around. Secondly, Six Flags would not install a Giga coaster, and if they were, there is a VERY high chance we would have known about it for some time.

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Here are the updates we live tweeted from the final public day of Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Thank you to Joey, Steve, and everyone else who contributed photos. If you see your picture here, please email me at robbalvey@themeparkreview.com and I'll send you something nice for helping out! Thank you!

 

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It's the last day for Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain and crowds have started to show up!

 

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Final day of Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain and there are protesters to save the ride!

 

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The Colossus protesters handing out stickers (they know they have no hope, right?)

 

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WOW!!! Look at the crowd at Six Flags Magic Mountain all here for one last ride on Colossus!

 

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OMG! Crowds getting even bigger to say goodbye to the legendary Colossus

 

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The very first Colossus train of the final day has left the building!

 

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First 5,000 riders at Six Flags Magic Mountain get this Colossus last ride button!

 

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What do you think the park map will say next year in place of Colossus?

 

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Only a few minutes after Magic Mountain opened and the Colossus line is well over an hour long!

 

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"Sorry folks! Colossus is closing! The moose out front should have told you!"

 

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The line for Colossus currently 2 1/2 hours!

 

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Colossus only running one side today at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Sad that on the final day it's not even racing.

 

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Who is going to Magic Mountain to get their last ride Colossus button today?

 

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TPR member taking his final Colossus ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain in the front row! That's the way to do it!

 

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Current line for Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain reported to be 3 1/2 hours. Only one side running.

 

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There's still a group outside protesting the closure of Colossus! lol

 

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On one coast we are live tweeting from Colossus on the other we are having Frozen Summer fun! (I think you know where I'd rather be!)

 

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Look protesters, Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain is gone & it's never coming back! Maybe you all should just let it go!

 

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Want to see more "historic" pics of at Six Flags Magic Mountain Colossus? Click: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=499185#p499185

 

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While Magic Mountain only running one side of Colossus Walt Disney World is running both princesses. WDW +1 point!

 

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DJ at Six Flags Magic Mountain giving out Colossus wood for answering trivia questions!

 

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Current line for Colossus reported to be 70 minutes now.

 

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Here is an original "fact sheet" for Colossus from when the ride opened!

 

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Here's a close-up of the sign around the Colossus Moose at Six Flags Magic Mountain!

 

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I'll bet some of you remember these classic Colossus post cards!

 

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I rode the last day #farewellcolossus ):

 

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Line for Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain down to about 35 minutes. Get your last ride! #farewellcolossus

 

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Flashing back to when TPR got a backstage tour of Colossus a few years ago!

 

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All of the Colossus protesters have left! I guess we know who won that battle!

 

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Just reported Magic Mountain still handing out Colossus buttons! Get to the park & get one!

 

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Here's another "retro" postcard for Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Who is taking their final ride today?

 

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Line for Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain just reported to be back over two hours again!

 

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More TPR fans taking their final ride on Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain today! #farewellcolossus

 

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Both original Magic Mountain wood coasters Colossus & Psyclone will now be gone. Which did you like better?

 

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Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain looks a LOT different without Goliath, doesn't it? #farewellcolossus

 

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Colossus aka "Screemy Meemy" in one of the most iconic roller coaster movie scenes of all time!

 

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More TPR fans taking their final ride on Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

 

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RT if you guys have been enjoying our coverage of #FarewellColossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

 

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RT if one of your favorite at Six Flags Magic Mountain Colossus memories is watching National Lampoon's Vacation!

 

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Sun is setting on Colossus one last time at Six Flags Magic Mountain - get your night ride in! It's not too late!

 

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The sunset is giving a beautiful orange glow on Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain right now! Maybe it's on fire? (wishful thinking?)

 

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This Colossus postcard was the last item in the main gift shop!

 

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Line for a night ride on Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain pretty long again. Estimate 70-90 minutes.

 

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Line for Colossus starts back by the Magic Moments theater.

 

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How many of you remember THIS view of Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain? With the double-dip and everything!

 

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Current line for Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain is two hours. They are handing out "boarding passes" to get on the ride!

 

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TPR's Joey and a TPR fan taking their final ride on Colossus! Back seat, baby!!!

 

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You've got about five minutes to get in line for Colossus if you want a ride! Better hurry!!!

 

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Line for Colossus getting even longer now! Everyone trying to get in that final ride!

 

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Just heard they have extended the time to get in line for Colossus by 15 min! Be in line by 9:15!

 

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Line for Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain has officially closed to the public forever. (Guy on right trying to talk his way in!) lol

 

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There it is. Line for Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain totally closed now. No more guests allowed in!

 

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Apparently this group will be the final riders of Colossus! Lucky group!!!

 

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Here's a current look inside the Colossus station at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Last train hasn't gone yet!

 

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The final Colossus train at Six Flags Magic Mountain has left the building.

 

Video of the final train coming back into the station:

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There sits the Colossus train in an empty station at Six Flags Magic Mountain waiting for it's final demise.

 

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Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain is now closed to the public forever. Goodnight Colossus. You will be missed by many.

 

UPDATE! The night after the final "public riders", Six Flags Magic Mountain had a private party for the park employees and allowed them to be the final Colossus riders. IMO, I think that's awesome! The park showing appreciation to the people who have the hardest jobs... putting up with all of us! Here's some pics of the actual FINAL TRAIN. This was the last one that will ever leave the station with riders on it!

 

TPR fan & Magic Mountain employee Amber made the VERY LAST #Colossus train EVER!!! RT @michaelwschwinn @vanlunatic

 

"We got on the last train, then they let us go for a bonus round! Goal accomplished! I am so happy! "

 

Don't forget to check out these awesome retro Colossus videos!

 

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