Six Flags Magic Mountain's Colossus catches fire, suffers damage to lift hill

Posted Monday, September 8, 2014 5:19 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Firefighters were responding to a blaze that damaged the iconic Colossus roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain Monday afternoon. In a statement, Six Flags said that the “the top of the lift hill” had caught fire during a day when the park was closed.

Read more and see video from KTLA/Los Angeles.

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Monday, September 8, 2014 6:00 PM

Well, that's a very unexpected delay.

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Monday, September 8, 2014 6:16 PM

No excuses. Six Flags should have planned for this. ;)

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Monday, September 8, 2014 6:36 PM

It's just a ploy to sell more FastPasses....

*wink*

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Monday, September 8, 2014 6:40 PM

If it's missing part of the lift, is it a new credit?

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Monday, September 8, 2014 6:56 PM

Only if it affects your ride experience.

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Monday, September 8, 2014 7:11 PM

This is the first RMC conversion to get bad reviews.

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Monday, September 8, 2014 7:30 PM

Fire? I guess you gotta call it Bizarro now.

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Monday, September 8, 2014 8:00 PM

First the roof of Goliath's Station during construction now this, interesting.

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Monday, September 8, 2014 8:03 PM

Is Intamin doing the re-design?

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Monday, September 8, 2014 8:14 PM

I wonder if Six Flags will use the insurance money to buy advertising with Amusement Today. "This years Golden Ticket award for hottest old attraction goes to... Colossus."

Last edited by Blackie, Monday, September 8, 2014 8:16 PM
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Monday, September 8, 2014 8:19 PM

I feel a heated CoasterBuzz argument coming on.

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Monday, September 8, 2014 8:21 PM

Why, did they move Colossus to Great Adventure? ;)

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Monday, September 8, 2014 8:25 PM

News of this story has just been updated! The cause has finally been determined.

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Monday, September 8, 2014 8:29 PM

Seriously though, Magic Mountain announced on their webpage that "Plans for the spring debut of Twisted Colossus are still on track."

Even they are getting in on all the joking. lol

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Monday, September 8, 2014 8:39 PM

I guess Magic Mountain got their Fireball early.

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Monday, September 8, 2014 8:41 PM

I bet it was an Intamin Welding gun!!

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Monday, September 8, 2014 9:41 PM

So, pretty much someone was torching/cutting out old track and didn't make sure they killed off any embers before going home for the day?

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Monday, September 8, 2014 10:49 PM

^ Wow. That could have been so much worse and done so much more damage. Thank God no one was hurt.

In terms of construction, it doesn't seem serious enough to cause any *major* delays. Let's just hope the state of California doesn't come in and make this a true nightmare of a project for RMC and SFMM.

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Monday, September 8, 2014 11:00 PM

SFMM posted to their FB page that the fire wasn't going to cause delays with regard to the RMC conversion. Seemed to be a little premature to me, given the fire had been out for mere minutes at that point, but hey....

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