We were invited up to Magic Mountain to get some camera mounted reverse POV footage yesterday. It was also our first chance to look at what the park is doing to send Colossus off with a bang.
Unlike the closure of Log Jammer which upset some fans due to getting no notice, the park is more than making up for it with Colossus. Fans have PLENTY of notice and the park is having a little fun with the history of the ride in the process.
While we don't have all of the specific plans for the rides last weekend of operation (August 15 and 16) we are sure it's going to be great.
Just a few pictures of the ride today as well as our video featuring reverse POV and a full POV in Maintenance Mode (no slow down on the lift hill and no Mid-Course Brakes). Enjoy!!
Colossus in action as seen from the parking lot.
Banners at the front of the park announcing rides closure
Once inside the park there are a couple of photo op's that should feel pretty nostalgic for most of you.
One of the moose's from Mooseburger has been re-purposed as Marty Moose from the first Vacation movie.
Not the actual Family Truckster (due to licensing reasons). But it does get the message across and is a nice touch.
Take a picture as the Griswolds
A list of all of the Movies and TV Shows Colossus has been a part of
Another photo op is near the old Colossus Cookery/Ben and Jerry's location
Even the ride entry sign has joined in on the fun
That's it for this short update. Make sure you get up to the park to ride Colossus before it closes on August 16. All rumors point to the rides replacement/enhancement being announced on August 28. We should also hopefully have the closing weekend schedule for you soon.
We'll be back at the park tomorrow for the opening of Speedy Gonzales: Hot Rod Racers as well as the rest of the Bugs Bunny World improvements.