Heide-Park's Colossos continues to rise in Germany

Posted Wednesday, January 10, 2001 7:32 PM | Contributed by RagingBull

Construction is moving along on Colossos, the new 197-foot tall wooden coaster being built at Germany's Heide-Park. Ten galleries of construction pictures are available, number 10 being the newest. You can also check out a site plan that shows the basic layout of the coaster (click on the "Lageplan der bahn" link).

You can see them all at this German website.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2001 9:47 PM
Oh my. I am speechless.... Is the second hill as small as I think it is? Are those bunnyhops as steep as I think they are? this is gonna be an airtime machine!!!!! Do yourself a favor and look at the pics!
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Wednesday, January 10, 2001 9:47 PM
This will most likely be the GREATEST ride EVER built!!! Possibly beating Shivering Timbers for my #1 spot! I NEED TO GO RIDE IT BADLY!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, January 10, 2001 9:49 PM
Oh no! Something else for us RCTers to try and squeeze in!!
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Thursday, January 11, 2001 3:40 AM
If you're going to build something that big, that sure is the kind of layout I know I'd want to see!

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Thursday, January 11, 2001 4:08 AM
That is going to be a great ride. A couple of those turns look to be a little tight and that should make it interesting at high speeds. I have to agree with Jake, that thing will be an airtime machine if not more!
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Thursday, January 11, 2001 4:14 AM
THIS is what Magic Mountain must build. Intamin has gone and done it again, proving their brand is best.

This is also the ride breaking the Coney Island Cyclone's record for steepest drop on a wooden coaster, with a 62 degrees first drop! Although isn't Germany the country with the maximum of 2.5 G law? *** This post was edited by Millennium Force on 1/11/2001. ***
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Thursday, January 11, 2001 4:18 AM
Has anyone heard what kind of trains this monster will use?

-Peabody
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Thursday, January 11, 2001 4:57 AM
To MILLENNIUM FORCE: NO, Germany has some strict regulations concerning ride safety, set by TÜV (technical surveillance company) but G-force regulations are not set. After all the Schwarzkopf coasters of the 80ies all toured the fair circuit, and the 6.5 gs pulled on Dreier Looping and Thriller (now Millennium coaster in UK and Taz Texas Tornado in SFAW)are still unsurpassed in the coaster world (the coasters are tamed today).

To PEABODY: from what i heard, the coaster will use Intamin trains (five cars, seating six each).
Those cars were used on the german Intamin/Rcca coaster Wild Wild West as well, but only for one season, since the ride became unbearably rough after only a few months of operation. In thesecond operating season the trains were replaced by PREMIER cars. (the same they use on SOB). Actually these trains made the ride much much better, providing very good airtime and less vibration. People in the states dont seem to like the SOB trains, but that coaster is more than twice as big as the german WWW.
The best thing about the very heavy and ornate Intamin trains are the lapbars, which absolutely stayed in position throughout the whole ride. The Premier lapbars are not that good. I hope that Intamin made some substancial improvements to the trains, or they should replace them with Premier as well.
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Thursday, January 11, 2001 5:52 AM
Personally, I will wait until this monster opens and some reviews come in before claiming this to be "the best." Will it suffer the same fate as Hercules, Mean Streak, Rattler, and SOB? I hope not, but my guess is it will have problems. 197' is too big for a woodie, I hope Intamin has their "stuff" together on this project. (espically since rumor has SFMM ready to try for the "tallest woodie" record as early as 2002)

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Thursday, January 11, 2001 7:22 AM
It looks great! If it rides half as good as it looks, I'll be looking foward to the one coming to the US in 2002-2003, right Soggy? ;)

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Thursday, January 11, 2001 10:23 AM
Soggy I LOVE SoB! There is nothing wrong with it. The only reason it was closed was because of construction problems. Overall it is an AWESOME ride and my favorite!!!


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Thursday, January 11, 2001 11:00 AM
I never said it (SOB) was bad, but it does (did) have problems. Closures, re-tracking early in its first season, and now 2 lawsuits reguarding its construction, those are what I call problems. The actual ride gets some rave reviews, some pretty ho-hum ones, and some downright nasty ones. All I said was it has problems, and so did you.

Charlie said:
"The only reason it was closed was because of construction problems."

I would prefer a problem free 125' woodie that gets almost all rave reviews. (Shivering Timbers)

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Thursday, January 11, 2001 12:43 PM
Does anyone know when this ride is scheduled to open? I am planning on going to Europe in July. I hope it is operating then.
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Thursday, January 11, 2001 4:41 PM
I have to agree with charlie on this one. I think that SOB is one of the greastest wooden coasters ever made, along with its father, the beast. I know alot of people who despise SOB, but still i think its just a flat out awesome ride. Although it had construction problems early in the season, its #1 on my list. I cant wait to ride it again. Anyway about colossos, i agree with socaljake. This is going to be an airtime machine! It looks like its gonna be a great ride. But i would need to ride it to tell ya that.


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Friday, January 12, 2001 12:49 AM
This ride not only looks like it will have a lot of air, but it also looks like it has a very nice helix.
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Friday, January 12, 2001 8:30 AM
That is one big coaster.
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Friday, January 12, 2001 9:34 AM
I might get on it in July as the ECC is going there!!!
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Saturday, January 13, 2001 4:57 AM
Early April this woodie will be open. Over 6 weeks the construction work will be completed. Intamin will use n new type of train that looks like the MF trains.
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Saturday, January 13, 2001 8:26 PM
Here I am a member of ECC and I never get to do any of these cool events. :( Stupid ocean!

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