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Twisted Colossus

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

Roller coaster
Minimum height to ride: 48 inches

Robert Niles
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Published: May 20, 2015

This Iron Horse steel re-track of the park's iconic Colossus wooden coaster opened in May 2015, following Colossus' closure in August 2014.

Here are the specs on Twisted Colossus:

  • Two lift hills
  • An 80-degree, 128-foot drop
  • Two inversions: a Zero-G Roll where track twists 360 degrees, and a "Top Gun Stall," where the train slows while upside down
  • The western hemisphere’s first "High Five" – where two trains pass through an overbanked turn facing each other with the illusion that riders can reach out and "hive five" each other. (It's an illusion. Don't try it. Plus, you're heading in the same direction and not facing each other, as in a normal high five.)
  • 18 airtime hills
  • Four minutes of ride time on nearly 5,000 feet of track, making this the longest hybrid coaster in the world

Juan Hamilton
This is the best coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain. This ride delivers a ton of airtime, nice banked turns, a sweet 5 five element, which is even cooler on the green side when you have to twist 135 degrees right, and 2 great inversions. On the top gun stall, you even get some hang time and you get confused what is up and what is down, a sensation you don't even experience on Full Throttle. Overall, this is a great coaster and an excellent addition to Six Flags Magic Mountain's already strong lineup of coasters
AJ Hummel
Twisted Colossus is an outstanding roller coaster and is unlike anything that exists elsewhere. The ride is full of airtime and takes advantage of the racing feature by incorporating interaction never before seen on a roller coaster. Some elements, most notably the top gun stall, are things I've thought of but never expected any real coaster to ever have. In addition, this coaster is fairly intense, but not extreme to the point that it is a challenge to ride. The ride doesn't look too intimidating and would be a great "first big coaster" for a lot of younger riders, but I wouldn't be surprised if they would be satisfied doing it over and over, as in my opinion this is the best coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain.


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