Happy Monday and welcome to another Twisted Colossus update. Our updates are now old enough to vote, and I think this week they are voting Green side because, as you'll see, it's looking pretty amazing.
Not to take anyway from Blue side, but it's gotten most of the wow-factor attention up to this point. =)
We'll also take a look at Scream and around the park at a few random things.
Yep, still looks Colossal.
The Double Down on the Green side has been completed since our last update. It basically dives down below the blue track and heads into it's inversion.
That's gonna be fun
The Blue track headed towards some pretty nice airtime
The start of the twist
What looks to be the rest of the twist ready to go up
It was a very hot day, but they were still working. I'm guessing they were welding because they were using water as well. And well, we don't need another repeat incident. =)
One last look at Mr. Twist.
Next backstage tour we need to see if the park will let us go up on the tower of Tornado or even the racing slides, because that will be nice.
Signature Shot ... because we can
Ok, I lied about the last picture being our last look at Mr. Twist
A closer look at the Double Down and blue track diving.
On the backside, even more track is on site.
Moving on to Scream, it appears the repaint is done.
Not sure how well you can see it, but it appears the maintenance bay has been painted with the blue.
It did look like a couple of supports in this area weren't completely done, but that could have just been the reflection of the sun.
It appears the track up to the station is painted, but that seems to be the only station work that's been done so far.
As we reported on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages on Saturday, there is a new "Drink Free All Season" Sports Bottle for only $19.99. This is a GREAT deal, especially considering how much we go to the park.
We've also confirmed with some of our site friends (Texas Thrill Seekers, SFNE Online and Coaster ChitChat) that these were at other parks. So if you will be travelling it's an even better deal.
And yes, they do work for the Coke Freestyle machines in the park. Will be interesting to see how much we save this year.
The Flash Pass office got some new paint and a new name. It looks great.
Looks like there has been some activity at The Swashbuckler, but doesn't look like it's going to open anytime soon.
The new asphalt they added last month has been painted and looks nice.
Even if they'd do something like this to the bottom of Scream it would improve that parking lot immensely. Heck, I'll come out and volunteer to do it. I'm sure we could have a big Park Journey Scream Painting party. =)
Tidal Wave opened back up over the weekend
It was only running 1 boat, but if I had to guess, the park hadn't planned on opening the ride this weekend. But temperatures were in the 90's so I'm guessing they got it opened before they wanted to.
Moving outside, the park continues to update Handicapped facilities, such as wheelchair ramps at the ticket booths.
And new pavement at the bus load/unload stations.
With all the recent changes adding more handicapped spots and obvious work on this front we aren't sure if the park wasn't meeting some ADA requirements or they just felt they needed to update that aspect of the park. Either way, it's nice to see.
Alright everybody, that's going to wrap it up for this update. We hope you enjoyed a look at the park and hope you are getting excited for Twisted Colossus.
As of now we have NO idea when the ride will be opening, but as soon as we know, you will too.
Thanks for reading, have a great week everybody!!
Happy Monday and welcome to another Twisted Colossus update. There's lots going on at the site of both Twisted Colossus and Scream. The "High Five" element is now done and I think it's safe to say that construction of the ride is at least half done, probably a bit more at this point.
Scream is almost fully repainted, hopeful now they'll be doing something with the station (as you'll see below, they haven't yet)
We'll also take a look around the park and touch on a couple of random park things.
* Pictures and Words by Gregg Condon
The "High Five" is done, the Blue Track is dropping steep and the Green Track will go into it's Double-Down/Top Gun Stall Double whammy next.
More track and wood ready to be placed on the structure.
The High Five, can't wait to get into Hurricane Harbor to get some shots of this.
Heading out to the back part of the ride (or the front part if you are watching from the parking lot) =)
On the other turnaround, not really a whole lot different, but they are working away in there.
An overview of the completed parts of the ride
Inside, they are working away on the Screampunk District area, so additional fencing to keep employees out has gone up.
Whatever changes are coming to the concrete inside will begin on this side of the wall apparently.
The directional signs and the mural wall still show classic colossus for now. Hopefully they'll find a way to incorporate the new and the old into this.
Moving over to Scream, the new colors really "pop" against the backdrop of the Southern California Sky (sorry rest of the country).
Most of the ride is painted
They were working on the brake run while we were there
The Cobra Roll is one of the last elements to get painted
As you can see below, work on the station hasn't begun yet, or been painted at this point. Hopefully this is coming.
Back inside the park, not sure why but the Tidal Wave sign below looked "new" to me. I'm 99% sure I just hadn't noticed it before. =)
Speaking of Tidal Wave, doesn't look like any work is being done on it while it's closed. Maybe they can send the paint crew that's working on Scream over here when they are done. =)
Bathroom queue ... this is definitely new.
Looks like they were doing some painting of the Midway here.
Uhhh ... just gonna leave this here. =)
This too. =)
It was an absolutely beautiful day in the park.
And we'll leave you with this great picture of Tatsu ... another ride that could use a repaint.
Alright, that's going to wrap it up for this update. We most likely won't have a SFMM update next week as we're going to have a pretty busy week elsewhere.
Thanks again for all of the support of the site and our various pages. We've been absolutely overwhelmed with the amount of support, love and messages we've received appreciating the work.
Good morning everybody, and welcome to yet another update in the continuing construction of Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
It's been a couple of weeks since our last update so we have quite a bit to get to, as well as another "challenge" that we took on for this trip. But this one is a bit more straight forward, not silly and more directly related to what we do around here.
Pictures and Words by Gregg Condon
Today we'll start off with looking at the ride from the parking lot, as that's really the only place you can see the ride from now. We're not going to take pictures through any holes in the fence or anything like that.
Click on any of the pictures below for a larger view.
As you can see, green track has been added to the bottom airtime hill after the first drop.
More prep is taking place for the first turnaround.
Random thought while proofreading ... are the light posts still going to be used to light up the structure? How cool is that? Maybe with some awesome LED lights?
Going Down ...
Ok, so let me get this straight ... August 2014 the complaint was "they are going to be removing too much of Colossus, it's not going to look like that anymore" ... and now in January 2015 it's "I can't believe they are leaving those pieces of Colossus track there. It's going to look terrible.
First, it's a structural thing. Second, I personally think it's kind of cool that some remnants of the old track are going to be there. Third, the piece of track shown here hasn't been used in so long, I'm sure most of the people complaining never rode that section of track. =)
RMC Guys: "Let's park our trucks right in front so people can't see what we're doing". Thanks guys. ;)
What's up guys working in the station!!!
From what we could tell, absolutely nothing has been done on Scream yet. The trains are in the shed though, so they could be getting some TLC.
Yeah, that's gonna be fun.
Inside the park, the "Farewell Colossus" display has been re-purposed. I don't "hate" this, and I know that they aren't going to put the actual new trains out for people to ruin.
Still no artwork on the wall. There was a hole we could have used to get pictures of torn up concrete and what not ... but don't do that.
Around The Park
Not a whole lot else going on around the park, Holiday in the Park stuff continues to get removed.
Even though it was 75 degrees at the park, it's still "technically" winter. But Winter Wonderland is gone anyway.
Some new tables have been placed up near Superman (across from Laughing Dragon) but there are no food places up here to get anything. Huh.
This is why we suggest starting at the back of the park
Tidal Wave is closed, doesn't look like it's getting any work done, but it could sure use it.
We spotted some awesome new DC Domo Kun's in the games area, I'm not a big player of games, but I must get these. Again, you can click to see a larger version.
One other random note, while riding Apocalypse today, we saw them sandblasting/repainting a bunch of Jet Stream boats. Hopefully the work being done on them isn't just cosmetic.
Ride Sign Journey
We got a lot of great suggestions once again for our "Challenge Accepted" series, and we'll certainly get to them eventually. But today we wanted to have some fun so decided to take one from the first round and get pictures of all of the ride signs.
We were trying to figure out how to order these, alphabetical, a loop around the park, by color ... but in the end, I thought let's be controversial and post them in the order I'd rank them. And then we can let you all put up your rankings as well. So here it is, Gregg's ranking of the rides of Six Flags Magic Mountain (both coasters and flat rides). Don't kill me, because I know most of you won't agree with me.
Obviously once Twisted Colossus opens these will change. I also didn't include Scream as that ranking will also change once it's reopened/rethemed.
Alright, that's going to wrap it up for today's update. Hope you enjoyed it. Please don't hate me for my ride rankings, it's all fun. Feel free to share yours below or why you think I should give something another chance. Except Green Lantern and Slingshot. I'm not giving those more chances. =)
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