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Twisted Colossus Construction Update #8

By on 11/21/2014

OK, so this technically isn’t a construction update, but there has been some cool Twisted Colossus news this week so I wanted to share it with you. During these past few days, the annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, or IAAPA as it’s commonly called, was held in Florida. If you’ve never heard of it before, it’s basically the holy grail of trade shows for the theme park industry.

Most, if not all, of the major players in the industry can be found at IAAPA showing off what’s new. Conversely, most theme parks send representatives to see what’s new and to get ideas for their park. Since IAAPA is in the winter, after most parks have already announced their plans for the following season, it’s also common to see some highly anticipated reveals as well, which finally leads me to my point. RMC was on-hand to promote their business and reveal the lead coaster car for the upcoming Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Here is what we were teased with leading up to the first day of the show. We knew what was under the cover, but we really had no idea what it was going to look like:

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Photo © Rocky Mountain Construction

The wait was worth it. Another beautiful custom creation by RMC. Although I’m not a huge fan of the colors, especially knowing the track is blue and green, the car does look nice:

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Photo © Six Flags Magic Mountain

Fred Grubb, founder/owner of RMC, and Bonnie Rabjohn, SFMM Park President, were the very first two to hop on board and take an imaginary ride on Twisted Colossus:

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Photo © Rocky Mountain Construction

Here is a video from Six Flags Magic Mountain showing the big reveal:

Leaving the East coast and coming back to California for a minute, there were a couple of new construction photos posted on RMC’s Facebook page this week. The first was a fantastic view from the top of the lift hill, looking back down on the new track that has been installed so far:

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Photo © Rocky Mountain Construction

The other was a very wide shot showing the “twisted” pre-lift hills:

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Photo © Rocky Mountain Construction

I will be at the park this coming Sunday to get some more updated photos. I can tell you that driving by the park each day this week, much of the structure that made up the first big horseshoe turn around is gone. It looks so bizarre. You’ll see what I mean in my next update in a few days.

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3 Comments

  1. Alex

    11/22/2014 at 2:19 pm

    Very cool! Is it just me or does the color scheme on the lead car more resemble steampunk too much?

    • Justin G

      11/22/2014 at 11:29 pm

      That’s because the new area is steam-punk themed. It was announced in the unveiling video. The area will be called “Screampunk District”

  2. tina

    11/28/2014 at 2:34 am

    Great update as usual! Not to thrilled by the whole steam punk theme but it’ll have to do. Nice to see that things are going along swimmingly!!

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