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On another note, did anybody here like Colossus backwards better than forwards? Considering the ride was a bit boring to begin with, the backwards ride added to it. Plus, even with the old Psyclone trains that the track wasn't usually used to, the ride was pretty smooth except in the "dip" of the double-up. On yet another note, do you think they'll continue the "tradition" of Colossus going backwards during Fright Fest if it is Iron Horsed?

 

And on YET another note, I'm VERY excited to see what this will bring. Will it be an Iron Horse racer? "Single Ride Möbius" layout? One coaster? Will they make it taller? Will it follow a similar layout? As Colossus has a somewhat bland layout, I'm excited to see what RMC could do. As for names, YOLOssus sounds pretty good . I've seen other people call it that, too.

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(as though it matters in some sort of "I have a bigger penis than you" contest)

 

No, I win the "bigger penis than you" contest for Colossus. Although Elissa has a much bigger ropes course penis than I do.

This is quite a bit of truth to this statement right here.

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I know at some point where was a walkback of Colossus, right *Robb posted a pic from it earlier in this thread*? I couldn't find it, but I'm really curious to see fairly up close pictures of the old hills (that are still visible in the structure) ... I assume the removed the track there, right? And it's just the old supports that help highlight what used to be?

 

While I'm busy making requests for pictures, does anyone have a 1992 or 1993 aerial picture of the Colossus corner of the park? Specifically, I'm curious to see what that area looked like prior to Hurricane Harbor going in. It's been so long, now, that all I recall was the lake/pond that used to be there - and even that memory is faint at this point. I've found plenty of old aerials from the 70's and even 80's, but I'm curious to see what the "more filled in park" of the '90's looked like without Hurricane Harbor. (Crazy to think that there are now adults that ONLY know the park with Hurricane Harbor there!)

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On another note, did anybody here like Colossus backwards better than forwards? Considering the ride was a bit boring to begin with, the backwards ride added to it. Plus, even with the old Psyclone trains that the track wasn't usually used to, the ride was pretty smooth except in the "dip" of the double-up. On yet another note, do you think they'll continue the "tradition" of Colossus going backwards during Fright Fest if it is Iron Horsed?

 

I remember liking it more backwards than forward. I also felt the same about Psyclone. So, I decided to ride with my nephew from out of town this past reverse stint. In that Psyclone train, in whatever row we were in, I thought it was one of the worst wooden experiences I've ever had. LOL But back in the day, I remember really liking it. go figure.

 

I wasn't planning on riding Colossus ever again after that. But figured I'd get one last ride before it closed. I hadn't ridden Colossus forward in a number of years, but felt it was surprising decently smooth. At least in the front.

 

After riding SFGA Goliath last month, and Robb saying its his least favorite RMC, I'm hoping for any RMC to replace Colossus. Hoping for a zero g stall!

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I think if they did the RMC treatment and kept the existing structure, it would be a very interesting choice by Six Flags. and the only reason why I say that is because the structure is white.. Why would they want to keep up with maintaining the paint of the ride in the future? seems like a lot of money and work. Not like they really care about painting though. Look at Tatsu and Scream.

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On another note, did anybody here like Colossus backwards better than forwards? Considering the ride was a bit boring to begin with, the backwards ride added to it. Plus, even with the old Psyclone trains that the track wasn't usually used to, the ride was pretty smooth except in the "dip" of the double-up. On yet another note, do you think they'll continue the "tradition" of Colossus going backwards during Fright Fest if it is Iron Horsed?

 

I remember liking it more backwards than forward. I also felt the same about Psyclone. So, I decided to ride with my nephew from out of town this past reverse stint. In that Psyclone train, in whatever row we were in, I thought it was one of the worst wooden experiences I've ever had. LOL But back in the day, I remember really liking it. go figure.

 

I wasn't planning on riding Colossus ever again after that. But figured I'd get one last ride before it closed. I hadn't ridden Colossus forward in a number of years, but felt it was surprising decently smooth. At least in the front.

 

After riding SFGA Goliath last month, and Robb saying its his least favorite RMC, I'm hoping for any RMC to replace Colossus. Hoping for a zero g stall!

 

Sorry to derail, but why the least favorite? Length? I'd say Goliath is a kickass ride, but quite short.

 

I'm expecting the ride to be brown instead of the classic white. My main reason being is that will be the best way for the ride to be marketed as something new to a lot of the GP who will see a white wooden ride and say "Colossus is still open!" Isn't that why they changed the X2's paint as well?

 

Wouldn't the orange/red or blue or whatever rails on Colossus stand out, as well as the inversions and steep drops that the ride may very well get? If it gets a drastic transformation, a GP would have to be a complete idiot if they saw that and thought that it was the same old Colossus. NTAG, IRat, and Medusa were not repainted. I think Colossus should stay with white supports. The ride is iconic, and it would be nice to keep an appearance that is reminiscent of the old times while still having an epic ride experience.

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On another note, did anybody here like Colossus backwards better than forwards? Considering the ride was a bit boring to begin with, the backwards ride added to it. Plus, even with the old Psyclone trains that the track wasn't usually used to, the ride was pretty smooth except in the "dip" of the double-up. On yet another note, do you think they'll continue the "tradition" of Colossus going backwards during Fright Fest if it is Iron Horsed?

 

I remember liking it more backwards than forward. I also felt the same about Psyclone. So, I decided to ride with my nephew from out of town this past reverse stint. In that Psyclone train, in whatever row we were in, I thought it was one of the worst wooden experiences I've ever had. LOL But back in the day, I remember really liking it. go figure.

 

I wasn't planning on riding Colossus ever again after that. But figured I'd get one last ride before it closed. I hadn't ridden Colossus forward in a number of years, but felt it was surprising decently smooth. At least in the front.

 

After riding SFGA Goliath last month, and Robb saying its his least favorite RMC, I'm hoping for any RMC to replace Colossus. Hoping for a zero g stall!

 

Sorry to derail, but why the least favorite? Length? I'd say Goliath is a kickass ride, but quite short.

 

I'm expecting the ride to be brown instead of the classic white. My main reason being is that will be the best way for the ride to be marketed as something new to a lot of the GP who will see a white wooden ride and say "Colossus is still open!" Isn't that why they changed the X2's paint as well?

 

Wouldn't the orange/red or blue or whatever rails on Colossus stand out, as well as the inversions and steep drops that the ride may very well get? If it gets a drastic transformation, a GP would have to be a complete idiot if they saw that and thought that it was the same old Colossus. NTAG, IRat, and Medusa were not repainted. I think Colossus should stay with white supports. The ride is iconic, and it would be nice to keep an appearance that is reminiscent of the old times while still having an epic ride experience.

 

I completely agree that it would be cool to keep it white for the reminiscence of the classic Colossus but I think Six Flags would be stupid to want to keep the up-keep of re-painting it white in the future. They don't even re-paint their current coasters as it is... If it was going to go brown instead of white, doesn't that mean they would have to demolish the existing structure and build an entirely new one?

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I doubt they'll make it brown... They probably would want to use the old structure (didn't somebody confirm it will use part of the structure, effectively screaming "RMC"?) and I doubt they'd scrape all the paint off the structure. Nor would they let the white paint rot away completely - imagine the bad publicity THAT would create.

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^They'll most likely have to add a middle upright for every bent as Colossus uses the weaker IAD/NAD double bents with no middle support (could that have added to the "no racing" unwritten semi-rule?)... so unless they paint that middle upright, it will be natural wood color. A mix of old and new could be cool. Kudos to Lagoon for doing the sensible and cool thing by actually explaining it:

 

 

Options:

- Leave it white mixed with new brown

- sandblast all the paint off, like Carowinds did with Thunder Road

- paint the new wood white - a drain on resources.

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^They'll most likely have to add a middle upright for every bent as Colossus uses the weaker IAD/NAD double bents with no middle support (could that have added to the "no racing" unwritten semi-rule?)... so unless they paint that middle upright, it will be natural wood color. A mix of old and new could be cool. Kudos to Lagoon for doing the sensible and cool thing by actually explaining it:

 

 

Options:

- Leave it white mixed with new brown

- sandblast all the paint off, like Carowinds did with Thunder Road

- paint the new wood white - a drain on resources.

 

I heard about that. Isn't the structure like one double-wide version of a normal woodie's support structure? That's why I'm skeptical about adding new structure atop the existing one to heighten the ride. Could the old one support it?

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I heard about that. Isn't the structure like one double-wide version of a normal woodie's support structure? That's why I'm skeptical about adding new structure atop the existing one to heighten the ride. Could the old one support it?

Please, I beg you, stop making dumb posts. Do you *honestly believe* the engineers on the project haven't figured out a way to add or modify the structure in a way that it won't collapse???

 

Saying "I'm skeptical about adding new structure...can the old one support it" is like all those people who were worried that the wheels on Texas Giant were gonna hit the bolts.

 

Let the engineers do their thing, and let us do our thing...ride and have fun!

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Robb, how confident are you, that this will be some sort of project from RMC??

Not confident at all. I'm like 99% sure it's all gonna be knocked down and they are going to re-locate Bugs Bunny Land into Colossus' old spot.

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I heard about that. Isn't the structure like one double-wide version of a normal woodie's support structure? That's why I'm skeptical about adding new structure atop the existing one to heighten the ride. Could the old one support it?

Please, I beg you, stop making dumb posts. Do you *honestly believe* the engineers on the project haven't figured out a way to add or modify the structure in a way that it won't collapse???

 

Saying "I'm skeptical about adding new structure...can the old one support it" is like all those people who were worried that the wheels on Texas Giant were gonna hit the bolts.

 

Let the engineers do their thing, and let us do our thing...ride and have fun!

 

Sorry. I'm just saying that a huge extension might be a bit more challenging. Any way, it'll be epic!

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