Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Colossus, a roller coaster at Thorpe Park.
Written by craig jewson
Visitor numbers dramatically increased with the world's first, and only, ten looping rollercoaster. Whilst there is nothing to the ride other than inversions (and only one true loop), and it does feel slightly forced to modify the 8 looping Monte Makaya to get the extra 2 loops in, by and large this ride works.
It is very effectively connected into the park, with the track swooping under the paths and the area around the ride and the area is always busy, being the easiest way to get from Lost City to Canada Creek.
It seems to inhabit its own area, seperate from the rest of Lost City and is one of the first rides you see when entering the park. It lasts just over 90 exhilariting seconds, and is nicely stylised, if not overly themed.
There are complaints of roughness at the back and the best experience is definately in the front seats.
But baring all this in mind i still belive its a very exhilerating ride. i recommend it to anyone thats wants to have a laugh and chuck in a few cheap thrills!!
There Is know an exact copy of colossus, sumwhere In China I believe. Allthough this is a bit strange to me as they cant advertise it as a 'world's first', Colossus will allways have this title!!
Tied with Saw the ride, this is my second favorite in the park. The heartline rolls are awesome. - Steven D
colossus is a fast exhilerating ride even though half the time your upside down. the best bit is the heartline twists as you literally hang out of your seat! even though the queue maybe long colossus is a must do! - callum wythe
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