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Meet summer's hottest new coaster, Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Meet summer's hottest new coaster, Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Colossus is dead. All hail Twisted Colossus, the new king of wood-steel hybrid coasters. I took a few preview rides Tuesday on the new Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain and left with one overwhelming conclusion: I have a new favorite roller coaster in Southern California. Magic Mountain converted the aging wooden coaster into the world’s longest hybrid coaster with two barrel roll inversions and a first-of-its-kind-in-the-U.S. “high five” element. The 4,990-foot-long wood-steel hybrid ride combines the twin tracks of the dueling coaster into a single course featuring two separate lift hills and a pair of near-vertical drops. Twisted Colossus officially...

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