Website: Six Flags Magic Mountain Homepage
Ride Type: Wooden Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.5600
TPC Overall Rank: #278 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 58
Last Review: 4/23/2013 8:35:00 AM
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Colussus Train

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3 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up WAR2174 on 6/24/2005 7:37:00 PM
I have never been a big fan of woodies but this was a surprise. I expected it to beat me up like the other ones, however it delivered a relative smooth ride and was rather enjoyable. One of the tracks was shut down on this day, so I only got to ride the track on the right. It is something else to see this next to Goliath and to think this was once the largest coaster in the world. Amazing how far coasters have come. Anyway, this is a real solid ride, tons better than Psyclone.

5 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up madmax on 5/5/2005 10:36:00 PM
The second best wooden coater i have ever been on!!! The first drop is great the second drop is Great and the dips are awsome. The back seat is the best place to sit.

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Scott on 11/18/2004 10:51:00 PM
This is definitly an underrated wood coaster. The line on this ride is virtually nonexistant. While we were in line for the front seat two ride ops did what they called a safety check cutting in front of us so we had to wait a much longer time. Why didnt they go near the back where no one wanted to sit or was in line for is beyond me. But back to Collossus - this coaster is so fun and smooth. It looks small compared to goliath but I found it great. I hit a large amount of airtime as we crested the second hill slamming me into my restraint. After that there is a large drop followed by a bunny hop with no airtime (I say this because it looks like youd have a ton). One of my biggest complaints is that a double dip was once on this ride and instead of it there is a midcourse brake. To this day you can still see the dip directly below the brake and it really upsets me, it seems like MM wants to rub it in your face. I enjoyed this rides ending bunny hops because of all the airtime. When I was there the two tracks actually raced!

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up biosciking on 10/26/2004 11:02:00 PM
Colossus used to be the king of wooden coasters, and the main reason to come to Magic Mountain. That was a long time ago, and Colossus has lost that distinction. Regardless, this is still a classic, and really quite huge (even though it looks kind of dwarfed with Goliath and Scream and Superman towering over it). This is an out-and-back coaster, so it doesnt have any tight twists and it really is very smooth. It wont rattle riders like Psyclone does, and by comparison is extremely tame. This is also a dual-track racing coaster. Ordinarily they dont race anymore (only one track is normally operating), but I last went during Fright Fest and both sides were operating, one forwards and one backwards. Backwards was definitely a more unique, slightly more intense experience. While they still didnt race, I was very happy to see both sides up and running, and think Magic Mountain should consider keeping a forward and backward train year round, as some other dual-track woodies do.

5 Rating
-2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up STRYKRSPEC on 7/18/2004 2:48:00 AM
SO FUN! not really necesarily a great ride but i love wooden rides... RIDE IN BACK!

4 Rating
-2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up sackings12 on 5/15/2004 2:20:00 PM
This is a classic Magic Mountain ride. You have to ride it at least once whenever you visit SFMM.

4 Rating
-2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up KimF on 4/3/2004 1:12:00 PM
When you really like to FEEL the track (which I do), this is a great one. Excellent classic woody.

2 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up hillflyer on 12/26/2003 3:32:00 PM
Alas, Colossus, I knew it in 1978 - what a great rough ride. I still remember the beautifully decorated blue "Lightning" and red "Thunder" trains. The best years were in the early 1980s with the PTC trains smoothly negotiating the tracks. Steel I-beams are now used to support the track and last year the ride was like sitting on a skateboard rolling over a deep-seamed sidewalk. I was pleasantly surprised when I rode Colossus again in Dec 03 and it was obvious that alot of work when into the right side. The Plastic Morgan wagons have been repainted (a sign they dont plan on replacing them soon...sigh). Unfortunately, this ride is too big to keep looking nice as Im sure Six Flags cant afford to paint all that wood as often as it needs.

2 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up StXBomber on 12/9/2003 9:13:00 PM
SFMM had alot of things that upset me, this being one of them. Only one side open, and the other side looked to be in disrepair. Not even that thrilling of a wood coaster. A major dissapointment.

3 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Animan1 on 11/21/2003 3:56:00 PM
Not a bad ride, but I only was able to ride it backwards, which was dissappointing, but it wasnt too bad. Not as good as the American Eagle at SFGAm, but it was nice. I would have liked to ride it forwards however. Also kind of rough.

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