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Time for a Twisted Colossus Construction Update

February 16, 2015, 6:01 PM · Six Flags Magic Mountain invited us for a construction tour today of Twisted Colossus.

Twisted Colossus track

Rocky Mountain Construction is retopping the old Colossus roller coaster with a twisted steel track for a late spring debut. Construction manager Bruce Thompson said the work is about 40 percent complete at this point.

Inside the station

There's only one track in the station now, as Twisted Colossus will take riders on two laps around the old wooden structure. The blue track is for the first lap and the green for the second.

At the bottom of the lift hill

Thompson took us into the middle of the Twisted Colossus track to show us the current state of the construction.

Inside the track

Construction view

Here's Twisted Colossus with its siblings, Goliath and Superman:

The SFMM Coaster family

On the way, we found some of Colossus' old track, awaiting its ultimate fate.

Old track

Crews are positioning new track supports atop the existing wood support structure. The result will be the world's largest hybrid coaster, with nearly 5,000 feet of track and almost four minutes of ride time.

New supports in place

We got our first look at the new Twisted Colossus trains during the IAAPA 2014 Expo in Orlando last fall, but the trains are arriving on site now. Twisted Colossus will feature four, 24-person trains, one each in orange, purple, green, or blue. Though the ride will feature two inversions, the restraints will be lap bars with shin support, as well as the seatbelts that Magic Mountain has added to all coasters.

Coaster train

Six Flags Magic Mountain isn't ready to declare an opening date just yet, though spokespersons remain hopeful for a debut in late May or early June.

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February 17, 2015 at 9:02 AM · That will be awesome! can't wait. I like the longer ride time

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