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 11:08 PM

^ That was probably code for, "we were going to remove this area anyway". lol

Monday, September 8, 2014 11:55 PM

Twisted Colossus Leap the Dips.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 9:12 AM
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kpjb said:

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?

If I ever get out to SFMM I'm going to park mid-embers.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:47 AM

I heard cedar point fan boys are claiming responsibility. They also are claiming its not technically a coaster since it is not a full cicuit.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:27 PM
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For the "you kids get off my lawn" crowd:

Last edited by rollergator, Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:27 PM
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 1:51 PM

I'm sure the PointBuzz "coaster war" fanboys would have loved if the whole thing would have went up in a giant blazing inferno. Some would even say it was set intentionally to help even the score in said "coaster war." Its not true though....the blame lies in an inexperienced welder...a rather sad story actually. I heard he was an older retiree....had just signed on with RMC to earn an extra buck or two. He was an avid amusement park and coaster fan. I read his was Dick something. I don't remember his last name, but I think it started with a K..... ;)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:18 PM

The firemen's hose in the ariel picture looks like a new coaster track!

Thursday, September 11, 2014 5:20 PM
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Was anyone riding injured?


Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:26 PM

So,... How was school?


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