This ride has received alot of flak for not being 300ft tall with gigantic B&M loops, but this looks like an incredibly fun coaster in a GREAT location. Can I have one please? ----------------- Have you ever considered that maybe it's not the park that's the problem, but YOU?
As I posted this news Item, and witnessed the testing for myself yesterday(Saturday 2nd Feb) Let me post a bit more information about the testing.
Colossus probably made approx 20 Full Circuits successfully(I watched about Half of them) The First Test in the morning was a bit slow, and it crawled round the curcuit, There was also a horrible squeeky noise coming from the wheels which sounded awful, but we have been told, it is awaiting some more new wheels, and with more and more testing, that noise should be emilimated come opening day. It was also very windy on the day which is why on some tests, It seemed to go rather slow, However throughout the day, Some of the tests looked a lot smoother,faster and the squeeking noise was not noticed on later tests
Also, Colossus offically received its First Test Riders on the day which was an added bonus to watch, At Approx 3.30PM(English time) on Saturday 2nd Feb, 2 Intamin Engineers climbed into the Train in the front seats, and experienced the ride for themselves, They took 5 non stop laps round the track and the result was a Big Thumbs Up, They said that the Ride was very smooth throughout, with virtually no headbanging(None even through the inlines) they also seemed to be very pleased with the finished product as a whole
Also, let me explain about the Inlines, The Train was indeed going slow through them, But this is how it has been designed, and what will happen when it opens, The thing is if you went through them at a Higher Speed, Its going to be rather uncomfortable and everyone will have motion sickness and feel sick afterwards, The speed it was going them on the day was absolutly perfect, And the intamin guys that rode it seemed to like it, So it looks like the First Review is a massive Thumbs Up.
Cant Wait till it opens which will be 22nd March for the General Public
Wow! That ride looks incredible! I bet the 45 mph has nothing to do with how well the ride performs cause it looks great! Those barrel rolls are insane being four of them in a row! Is that a first? I think it is, but I'm not 100% sure. Man I wish we could get one of those babies out here. I would even take a clone. :) ----------------- Six Flags Marine World..... Theme Parks taken to a whole new level.
*** This post was edited by Marine World Freak on 2/3/2002. ***
am I the only one reminded of Drachen Fire by that cobra roll? that thing looks sweet, but that train absolutly crawls through the barell rolls.a I wonder what it would feel like to go through one let along four. ----------------- Knott's Berry Farm Cuba ~South Park
Some people consider a Cobra Roll as one inversion... Guess this will reopen that discussion again 'cause they wouldn't see this Teal Baby as a ten-inverter. Fact remains that it's still an impressive toy for us to play with!