Colossus catches fire at Six Flags Magic Mountain

September 8, 2014, 2:46 PM · Magic Mountain's Colossus roller coaster caught fire today, in what appears to be a construction accident.

The Six Flags park closed the iconic wooden coaster last month, recently announcing that the ride would be transformed into "Twisted Colossus," with an Iron Horse steel track atop the wooden frame. Twisted Colossus is slated to open next spring or summer.

The park was scheduled to be closed today, so the incident did not affect public operations. Some of the wooden structure at the top of one hill burned, though the vast majority of the ride's frame appears to remain intact.

Nearly two years ago, the former Terminator 2 theater at Universal Studios Hollywood caught fire shortly after work had begun to transform the building into Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem. (That ride opened this spring.)

Los Angeles County fire units responded and contained the fire at Magic Mountain today. There were no injuries reported. No word yet on how today's incident will affect the construction timeline for Twisted Colossus.

Replies (4)

September 8, 2014 at 7:57 PM · Let me guess, caused by someone leaving a blow torch hanging around?
September 9, 2014 at 7:44 AM · This coaster looks exactly like the one in the Simpsons ride.. hahahahah...
I can see my car from up here...
September 9, 2014 at 10:14 AM · Brian wins the Internet today. I laughed way too hard at that comment.
September 9, 2014 at 10:24 AM ·
Thank you Very Much Robert.. I'll be here all week folks...
2 shows daily...

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