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Honestly, Colossus wound make a terrible, cliche RMC. Does SFMM really need another coaster to replace Colossus? No- and there are other parks with rides in need of the treatment. Colossus was a historic roller coaster, and having riding it twice in '08, I loved the ride. It may still be dueling today had they not established this plan to let it go.

 

On the other hand, Cyclone is going to be a interesting RMC. It was in far more need of a treatment than Colossus, and in its condition, it was falling apart. The layout of Cyclone is far superior for a RMC than was Colossus's.

 

I know that others may disagree, but I'd hate to see steel and wood together next year.

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I think that the ride may see a higher height, overbanks to replace the turnarounds, and maybe a return of the double dips.

 

This project is truly the turning point for RMC. They've done well with the crappy rides, now they have their hugest challenge yet. If people aren't satisfied with the new ride, they will let the park know. I think that this ride will be their best work yet.

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Honestly, Colossus wound make a terrible, cliche RMC. Does SFMM really need another coaster to replace Colossus? No- and there are other parks with rides in need of the treatment. Colossus was a historic roller coaster, and having riding it twice in '08, I loved the ride. It may still be dueling today had they not established this plan to let it go.

 

On the other hand, Cyclone is going to be a interesting RMC. It was in far more need of a treatment than Colossus, and in its condition, it was falling apart. The layout of Cyclone is far superior for a RMC than was Colossus's.

 

I know that others may disagree, but I'd hate to see steel and wood together next year.

I don't even know how to comprehend posts like this. IMO, they are just so stupid that it makes my head seriously spin. So let me just try to breakdown what you're saying so I can try to put SOME sort of understanding behind it.

 

1. So you're saying that Colossus, on it's own, was a great ride, and that no matter what RMC does, cannot make it better?

2. You're saying that RMC couldn't possibly make a fun, or a more fun coaster out of Colossus?

3. You're saying that Colossus, despite that most enthusiasts have been complaining about it's decline for literally 25+ years, shouldn't be touched at all?

4. You're saying that Cyclone in New England is a better, more iconic roller coaster that Colossus?

5. You're saying that despite how insanely well received by both the public and enthusiasts, and how highly rated the RMC re-dos of the three Six Flags woodies so far (Texas Giant, Iron Rattler, Medusa) have been, that no more future rides of this type should be built.

 

Here's what *I* am saying - Rocky Mountain is currently building some of the best roller coasters in the world. There are very, VERY few that have had the track record that company has managed to produce in a short amount of time and a Rocky Mountain re-do of Colossus has a great potential to instantly be the best ride in the park, and I would put money on that bet.

 

If you *honestly believe* that RMC coming in and making modifications to Colossus is going to be WORSE than just letting Colossus run as is (a terrible shadow of it's former self) then you sir are a perfect example of why some people shouldn't be allowed to have an opinion.

 

/end rant

 

--Robb Alvey

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Yea, what he said!

 

I think anything RMC does with either of these rides will be great! I would be happy with them bringing Collossus back to its original glory, doing nothing more than reprofiling it back to its original design, or going totally OMFG insane with the ride.

 

As for Cyclone, I have a feeling it will be more of a medusa redo than anything else, and I'm very happy about that!

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This is going to be the true test of RMC's skills. Redoing a ride as famous as this and with a layout like it is will really prove how good RMC is. I know they have already proved themselves as an amazing manufacturer, but I feel like if RMC does an amazing job with this, maybe it will convince Cedar Fair that RMC is the real deal, and maybe they might decide to do a few of their coasters.

^^and I don't think he was trying to say that Cyclone was more iconic.

He was just stating his opinion. The cyclone at SFNE does have a better existing layout for an RMC than Colossus.

I can't deny that Iron Colossus or whatever it's going to be called is going to be an amazing ride and be one of the best rides in the park, but in my opinion, as of right now, think that it would have been better for Magic Mountain to build a wooden RMC from scratch.

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Magic Mountain has been a park that likes to push the envelope. They like to break records and be the first on a lot of their coasters. I wouldn't be surprised if RMC tackled a project like Colossus. A racing style would be a first for them. So we'll see what happens.

 

I don't see them totally taking out an iconic structure like Colossus, unless they were planning to replace it with something as big.

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Magic Mountain has been a park that likes to push the envelope. They like to break records and be the first on a lot of their coasters. I wouldn't be surprised if RMC tackled a project like Colossus. A racing style would be a first for them. So we'll see what happens.

 

I don't see them totally taking out an iconic structure like Colossus, unless they were planning to replace it with something as big.

 

Yeah, they have really pushed the envelope a lot lately. I mean with latest additions such as the kiddie coaster, Green Lantern and YOL0 they have forced everyone to step up their game

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Had a great time yesterday with going to park early then bailing out when temps had beat me up. And returned after the sun had went back down to conclude my long day. I 'm heading over in a few minutes to do a few other things and will grab a view of Season Pass Holder riders but also when it hits over 100 degrees (almost there) i shall bail out again. Easy for me to do when i live within 3 miles of the park.

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If I had to make a guess Id say this is going to be them tearing down most of the ride and incorporating just some of the old structure. I think this will be the biggest RMC project to date, I expect to see construction begin tomorrow. As for what's to come, I will seriously be so pissed if they do a 90 degree inversion spiraling first drop that I have a bad feeling is coming. Here's begging for a 200 ft plus standard 85 degree straight drop!!!

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What a beauty! Wonder what it will look like next year??

 

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Despite all the annoYOLOness of the event (only half the ride running; those 'big wood' buttons - so much for appropriate tees n stuff!), Colossus looks DANG good. The beauty is still there - and about to change. I wish I could have been there to ride that classic structure once more. Goodbye to one of the Magic Mountain movie star coasters! Welcome to Iron Colossus, or whatever they call it.

 

Six Flags, please don't screw this up. Make it the capacity monster that you so desperately need (heck, wasn't Colossus once a capacity monster!?) Ditch that green thing and Scream and dedicate the crews to the new Colossus.

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It would be interesting to see how many non season pass holders they have to turn away - and how angry people get. I don't really understand this perk, as it seems that it would only cause bad PR for the park.

 

I don't know, just seems odd to have an entire? day where the ride is having trains sent out with people on it - but only folks who bought a season pass get to ride (the day before they literally start tearing down/modifying parts of the ride structure.

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It would be interesting to see how many non season pass holders they have to turn away - and how angry people get. I don't really understand this perk, as it seems that it would only cause bad PR for the park.

 

I don't know, just seems odd to have an entire? day where the ride is having trains sent out with people on it - but only folks who bought a season pass get to ride (the day before they literally start tearing down/modifying parts of the ride structure.

^ I agree. The park set up for MONTHS that the final date was 8-16-14. It's been in print. It's been on their Facebokk page. It's been on a sign over the ride. They gave away buttons, etc.

 

I think it's awful that they pushed that date so much and had a HUGE crowd show up yesterday based on all that with people thinking they were riding on the "last day" only to have the ride run during the normal operating hours the next day but only let a select group of customers ride.

 

That's just terrible customer service. Although none of this surprises me, ether.

 

IMO, if they wanted to do something for season pass holders, they should have done it outside of public park hours, just like they are doing the employee final rides.

 

In my mind, the ride ended yesterday, the final ride was last night, and that's what will go down in history because that's what the park promoted and that's what will be remembered.

 

--Robb

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