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Will be interesting to see if RMC uses both tracks and in what fashion (racer, dueler, a complete circuit with two lifts). The structure is there for two tracks, why have it go to waste??

 

Then again there is the cost element, Six Flags meager spending ways raise a huge question mark in my eyes.

 

Just a few more days 'til we know!!

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LOL...To me it Doesn't matter the coaster style I know your still going to have those silly ones who think they are funny and throw, drop, or spit on a coaster just because they can, Such a silly world we live in but makes life interesting. I'm just going to wait and wait and wait like you do during a Holiday Que line at a Disney Park till Six Flags releases their announcement on all their parks in a very long 10 days. I sure do have fun reading all the speculations and guesses.

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I think people need to give Colossus and Ride Centerline/RMC the benefit of the doubt. It's the first conversion on mostly linear track which should make an interesting and out-of-the-box opportunities such as sides crossing over. While this may have inversions, I would wager it'll have a reasonable balance of both inversions and airtime. In other words, it's going to be a world class ride.

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We know what the ride became, but it is still a classic, one of the legends you always saw in coaster books, websites and TV shows back in the day. Sad to see it go, but hopefully whatever is done to it now will thrust it into top 10 territory like the others!

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I still have high hopes for this conversion! The only thing SFMM is missing at this point is airtime, how great would it be if they went for an airtime record? It would be easy to get an airtime records with a super long coaster, right? We'll see in a week and a half I suppose...

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I do really hope the conversion is worthwhile. It's been a long time since I've been interested in anything the park has had to offer but RMC seems to do consistently great things so I doubt it'll be disappointing. I have no expectations as to how they'll actually convert the ride, but considering Colossus has been mediocre at best for 20 or so years, almost any upgrade would be worth it.

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This is how I see it as well. If the park were getting another B&M, I wouldn't be very excited at all, but the combo of RMC and the iconic nature of Colossus makes me look forward to this.

 

Of course if any park could mess this up, it's SFMM.

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Combining the tracks would make it the world's longest coaster, wouldn't it? Seems like a very attractive record to hold, my bet is that's what they go with. Even if they kept it as two separate tracks it's not like they'd actually race them, this is Six Flags we're talking about. What would be the point?

 

EDIT: Do we even have any iron-clad proof this is getting converted or is everybody just guessing?

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Combining the tracks would make it the world's longest coaster, wouldn't it? Seems like a very attractive record to hold, my bet is that's what they go with. Even if they kept it as two separate tracks it's not like they'd actually race them, this is Six Flags we're talking about. What would be the point?

Right, but this is what you've got to think about. One HUGE track is a *LOT* of track to have to maintain (even if it's less maintenance than a traditional wood coaster.) Two separate tracks means in 10 years they can still be running one while they do work on the other.

 

Do we honestly think that SFMM is going to be able to maintain a ride with 8,000+ feet of track?

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Combining the tracks would make it the world's longest coaster, wouldn't it? Seems like a very attractive record to hold, my bet is that's what they go with. Even if they kept it as two separate tracks it's not like they'd actually race them, this is Six Flags we're talking about. What would be the point?

Right, but this is what you've got to think about. One HUGE track is a *LOT* of track to have to maintain (even if it's less maintenance than a traditional wood coaster.) Two separate tracks means in 10 years they can still be running one while they do work on the other.

 

Do we honestly think that SFMM is going to be able to maintain a ride with 8,000+ feet of track?

 

I wasn't aware iron horse track really required any maintenance at all. But to answer your question, this being Six Flags I'd fully expect them to make a massive investment for the short term attendance boost, without any thought at all to how they'll maintain it or if the state will even allow them to run it as planned.

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Combining the tracks would make it the world's longest coaster, wouldn't it? Seems like a very attractive record to hold, my bet is that's what they go with. Even if they kept it as two separate tracks it's not like they'd actually race them, this is Six Flags we're talking about. What would be the point?

Right, but this is what you've got to think about. One HUGE track is a *LOT* of track to have to maintain (even if it's less maintenance than a traditional wood coaster.) Two separate tracks means in 10 years they can still be running one while they do work on the other.

 

Do we honestly think that SFMM is going to be able to maintain a ride with 8,000+ feet of track?

 

I wasn't aware iron horse track really required any maintenance at all. But to answer your question, this being Six Flags I'd fully expect them to make a massive investment for the short term attendance boost, without any thought at all to how they'll maintain it or if the state will even allow them to run it as planned.

Very good point!

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Combining the tracks would make it the world's longest coaster, wouldn't it? Seems like a very attractive record to hold, my bet is that's what they go with. Even if they kept it as two separate tracks it's not like they'd actually race them, this is Six Flags we're talking about. What would be the point?

Right, but this is what you've got to think about. One HUGE track is a *LOT* of track to have to maintain (even if it's less maintenance than a traditional wood coaster.) Two separate tracks means in 10 years they can still be running one while they do work on the other.

 

Do we honestly think that SFMM is going to be able to maintain a ride with 8,000+ feet of track?

 

I wasn't aware iron horse track really required any maintenance at all. But to answer your question, this being Six Flags I'd fully expect them to make a massive investment for the short term attendance boost, without any thought at all to how they'll maintain it or if the state will even allow them to run it as planned.

 

Would California really not let SFMM run an intense RMC? In that case... Cal/OSHA or whoever is mandating this should REALLY lighten up.

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I honestly can't believe I am saying this but Magic Mountain has handled the closing of Colossus amazingly well with out a hiccup. I mean honestly who knew such a bad management staff at MM could actually do something right. The whole way the ride was closed with a send off and a marathon was awesome. This is how iconic rides when they close should be handled. Now if Magic Mountain pulls this off maybe just maybe they can start to turn things around. Also just throwing this out there but RMC website states they only have three projects for the next two years. Two for 2015 which would be Colossus and Cyclone and one for 2016 which is Wildfire. So that rules out a 2016 opening date for Colossus and any other RMc projects unless something is developed quickly.

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