Posted Monday, March 25, 2002 9:42 AM | Contributed by Taipan
Thorpe Park's Colossus, a ten-inversion Intamin looper, had opened to the public, setting the record for most inversions.
thats awesome! looks like there might be some good airtime after that first loop too :-)
Have you ever considered that maybe it's not the park that's the problem, but YOU?
I was definatly very impressed with the coaster as a whole, and the inlines make it such a unique experience, and its certaintly different, Its also a very smooth coaster throughout the whole ride, even through the inlines(Impressive for a 10 looping coaster) how long this will last though is anyone's guess, The trains are also very comfortbale, and the restraints are just as good. I should also mention on the premier screaming event, Colossus was flying round that track, and seemed to go faster and faster the later it became during the day, so the ride experience just got better and better with each ride.
Also DWeaver, the ride is not too dizzying, I took 5 rides on it during the day, and did not come off, even feeling a little bit dizzy. Its all just Perfect. The General Public also seemed to love Colossus, Everyone came off smiling, and wanting more, and saying how such a good ride experience it was, Of course I was worried as to how the General Public would actually react to the coaster, but from what I saw, Colossus is definatly going to be a Big Hit this year for sure. This is also what England desperatly needed(A Good Multi Looper) and I'm so glad Thorpe have delivered one to us.
Also with Colossus this year and a B&M Inverted Next year for 2003(Its definatly 200% confirmed now BTW) Thorpe is finally being put on the map as a major thrill park and is finally getting rid of its Family Image and handing that honour over to Chessington instead.
Im not complaining, but arent the 5 inlines in a row kinda boring?
At least I dont call a vertical loop a "loopdie-loop"!
I can not wait to Ride this during the European Coaster Odyssey in July!
What goes up Must Come Down, Lets hope it comes down really fast! Unfortunatly Vertigo came down too fast!
Planned Parks for this summer: SFoGa, CP, SFWoA, SFGAm, SFKK, PKI, MA, SFStL, HW, KW. Is 10 enough?
Cornerstone Festival 2002... I will be there
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