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Keep in mind that Goliath is *technically* still a wood coaster; it uses topper track, whereas this will most likely feature the steel I-Beam track, thus the hybrid designation.

 

"Technically" my butt. It IS a wooden coaster. There's no wiggle room on that one, same as Outlaw Run.

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T-Colossus Destruction Update from 8/26

 

So I visited the park yesterday and noticed a few things on the Colossus site while riding Goliath and Lex Luther. Also, there were loads of white trucks driving around the Colossus site and on the backside of the park during the morning. Hope its informative.

 

So the most noticeable change so far is that everything surrounded by red is now pretty much gone. All of the right side track that entered the right hand of the lift hill and partial parts of the right side track that entered back into the station are now GONE! I never noticed this before but there is a giant hole in the ride structure, which is identified by the blue circle. There were trucks driving through there in the morning transporting the structure they had just ripped out. While I was on the Goliath brake run, I noticed that they were cutting down a number of trees surrounded by the yellow circle. These trees were in the way of absolutely nothing which makes me wonder if they were cut down in relation to all the Colosstruction going on. Maybe they just need all the wood they can get to make it the biggest baddest ride ever or maybe the track will come all the way over there or maybe they didn't cut enough trees down by Ninja so they cut more over by Colossus for no good reason...I hate it when they cut down the trees. By the end of the day, parts of the right side of the track were almost non-existent and there were still some trees by the Goliath lift hill that still had marks on them.

 

Also the park was super empty. I rode X2 5 times in a row. Sound totally works great and only the left flamethrower was working for the first 2 rides and then neither of the flamethrowers were working. And back on Sunday both sides were working. Fun to enjoy it while it lasted.

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One view of stuff from Google maps

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Another view from Google maps

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SFNE sent out a press release saying the announcement will be made at 5:15 EST so Magic mountain will be 2:15

I was told that all the parks are going to make their individual announcements at different times. I would assume that if SFNE is announcing their expansion at 5:15am EDT, than SFMM will probably do it around the same time on the west coast.

 

5:15am makes sense because that gives news outlets a chance to see the bulletin and then include it in their morning line-up. At 2:15am, local LA news might actually miss it, considering how much news breaks in LA. So I'd expect to see something more in the 5am hour.

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Re: the giant hole in Colossus' structure there's an interesting story that goes along with that. It's also the reason you don't see supports in the middle of that turnaround like you normally would on a wooden coaster of this era. MM originally intended to put tables in the middle of that turnaround and make it a picnic area. Bizarre. That'd be a loud place to eat lunch.

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A while back (by a while, we're talking 10+ years ago) while working at SFMM I ran into somebody who was a big fan of my website (rollercoasterz.com shout out! Does it count as a plug if my site is defunct?). He offered to take me around and show me some of the cooler behind the scenes places at the park, including underneath Colossus. There is an access road that goes under the ride where that hole is and goes back towards the turnaround. This was a no-pictures tour so I don't have anything to post, but in response to it being a picnic area my understanding is that was the original plan. I can confirm that it was very loud down there!

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Just a fun thought...

 

What would be awesome to see is keep one traditional chain lift, just raise it to a higher height. After the train travels the first course have the train return to the opposite lift. However instead of having it a lift have it a launch! (Similar to Maverick with the mid course launch.) We would get the first launched wooden coaster, and it would be a nice lengthy coaster. (One can hope right?!)

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I went to SFMM yesterday 8/26/2014

The park was almost empty and the wait times for the best rides were 0-10 minutes.

I'm watching the evolution of Colossus and will be showing updates as progress occurs.

 

The weather was California-perfect.90 degrees so the shade was as refreshing as the rides were exciting.

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Brake run for colossus

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wood everywhere. this is going to be fun to watch

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New wood for Colossus

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Look at it now bsoon.ecause it will change

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X2 10 MINUTE WAIT!

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X2

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YOLO! 10 MINUTES! WOOOHOOOO

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YOLO ....here's your seat...get in and hang on!

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WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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Ninja 10 minute wait and no falling trees ;)

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TATSU 10 minutes to ARGGHHHHHHHH.

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Power low? charge your phone at the park

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don't do a water ride with this shirt on...just trust me -_-

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Halloween is in the works as Fright Fest decorations are starting to appear here and there

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This is where I saw the Halloween decorations

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^ I don't think what Ninja is undergoing can be considered "routine" or "annual"

 

 

To be honest Im fine with that sign... I do not think any park would have an "our train got destroyed so we only are running one train for now" sign

 

still funny though

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So this is a 2AM news drop it seems, As I think SF usually drops all the park news at once

I have been told by several Six Flags parks that the national announcement spanning all parks happens at 5am eastern time, and then all the parks will follow with individual, more detailed announcement within the next hour or so after.

 

So I'd say most everything will be announced between 5am - 7am eastern time.

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All this Twisted Colossus excitement actually made me boot up in bootcamp last night to play a little No Limits 2.

 

 

Five minutes later, I remembered how awful Windows is and instantly rebooted back to OSX.

HAHA, shoot i'll keep it old school with rct2!

Would love to try no limits but don't know where to start.

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All this Twisted Colossus excitement actually made me boot up in bootcamp last night to play a little No Limits 2.

 

 

Five minutes later, I remembered how awful Windows is and instantly rebooted back to OSX.

HAHA, shoot i'll keep it old school with rct2!

Would love to try no limits but don't know where to start.

 

How to start no limits..

 

Step one: Start a building a coaster.

Step two: Realize It will kill people.

Step three: Give up and throw hat down in frustration.

Step four: Repeat.

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All this Twisted Colossus excitement actually made me boot up in bootcamp last night to play a little No Limits 2.

 

 

Five minutes later, I remembered how awful Windows is and instantly rebooted back to OSX.

HAHA, shoot i'll keep it old school with rct2!

Would love to try no limits but don't know where to start.

 

How to start no limits..

 

Step one: Start a building a coaster.

Step two: Realize It will kill people.

Step three: Give up and throw hat down in frustration.

Step four: Repeat.

 

LOL! That sounds about right! Or it could be step four, take my Synergy Bat to the monitor.

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So we are coming down to the twilight hours, aren't we? I've made some predictions over the past month or so based on some personal speculation. Here's what I have thought.

 

First off, my bet is completely on steel track RMC (along with SFNE for 2015). I have a feeling it will be single station, double lift to take the record for length. It will be timed to race/duel and could feature a Dauling Dragons style high five element (but more intense I imagine). I also hope they go for the record of most airtime on a coaster! Six Flags is all about records, so why not two records that are both hard to beat?!

 

What do you guys think? I know a lot of that has been posted to Screamscape, but I wanted to post something before the end of the month.

 

I see them painting the new wood white, and giving the track some nice accent colors. I would like to see some different colors. Blue and Red are cool, but I'd love to see how something standout, like Green or Yellow would fit! I really like the Blue and Green of Carowinds, one track blue and one green would look great!

 

So before any more is leaked or announced, I want to post my final hopes and predictions, and I'm still pushing for everything I've said.

 

Although beating the record for length seems a bit crazy for Six Flags (especially after seeing how they built only half of Full Throttle), do you guys think any of this is a possibility? Could California finally be getting an airtime machine?? Could we finally be getting a World-Class, top ten coaster in California?? I'm getting excited!

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