We were invited up to Six Flags Magic Mountain this week for a special treat, a hard-hat tour of the Twisted Colossus site and a close up of the work they are doing on the ride.
To see everything up close and personal was a treat and I hope you enjoy. Thanks to the park for having us out and including us in the tour.
Before we head out for the tour, lets take a look at what the ride looks like from the parking lot. Most of the area where the first turn-around and high-five element is going to be has been prepped.
The lift hill is almost done and should be topped off very soon, and then they will start on the first drops for each side.
More of the turnaround ... are ya getting excited yet?
Inside the park, it was confirmed that this area will be fully redone with new concrete and a "Screampunk District" sign. So it will look like the picture we posted below a few weeks ago, just without the train and with fancier concrete. Should be nice.
The food location will be a gourmet sandwich shop called "Twisted Wich's" (not sure of the spelling). Something the park is lacking and will be a nice change.
Now the part you've all been waiting for, the Twisted Colossus tour.
Moving in towards the station
If you are entering the queue, the left side will be the regular queue, the right side (shown below) will be for ADA and Flash Pass.
Obviously this is going to look much different in a few months
I didn't catch what this is going to be, I'm guessing queue.
What lurks under the bowels of Colossus?
LOTS of station work is coming in the future
The park confirmed there will be 4 trains total. Colors will be Orange, Blue, Green and Purple. There will be 3 storage tracks and 1 transfer track. And they will be covered.
What's that I see out of the corner of my eye? Back for more in a minute.
Getting in the back row for a ride!!!
The new control room will be below the station
Pictures do not do this justice
Coaster Porn shot #1
I mean come on!!!
This little stretch of track probably has more pops of airtime than all other rides in the park combined. Amazing.
We tried to get them to put the train on and just push us down this stretch of track, but alas, it is not at the park. I knew we should have stolen it from IAAPA.
Lets take a look at the lift hills shall we ...
The crew confirmed that the tracks will be built in unison throughout the entire project
36 years of grease ...
Lots of footers that no longer need to be used
The track is BEEFY
Seriously, who do I have to bribe to get a RMC tool chest for my garage?
The end of the ride
Coaster Porn shots #2, #3 and #4
Once the track reaches the bottom of the first drop, that is the end of "phase 1" of the project. Phase 2 will include the first turn around, the high-5 element and the twists. Phase 3 will be the rest of the ride.
Anybody want some Colossus wood?
Artsy shot ...
The transfer track ... yes it's upside down.
Moving back towards the front of the ride ... THIS ... can't wait. I request back seat please.
We need something fast and "Whoosh'y" to clear off the tracks. Soon ... very soon.
The park also confirmed that Scream will be getting a makeover including a new color scheme. What it's going to include or what the colors will be we aren't sure, but this is a VERY welcome change.
That's going to wrap it up for this update. Thanks again to the park and Rocky Mountain Construction for allowing us to get a great look at the ride. Hopefully there will be more of these before the ride opens (Hint Hint) as I know we all love them.
Stay tuned later as we'll have another update for our preview of Holiday in the Park ... which you definitely should be making plans to visit.