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Colossus at Thorpe ParkSubmitted by Charlie Hurrell on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 20:42
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Colossus was the first major roller coaster to be installed at Thorpe Park, and was once the joint-holder of the world record for the largest number of inversions on a coaster (ten). It shared this distinction with an exact clone, the Tenth Ring Roller Coaster, which is located at China’s Chimelong Paradise.
Housed in the Lost City area of Thorpe Park, Colossus packs a vertical loop, a cobra roll, two corkscrews and five heartline twists into its circuit. In order to achieve its record-breaking status, the heartline twists are packed into a single section at the end of the ride.
The ride’s queue line weaves in and out of the coaster’s circuit, enabling waiting riders to get a close-up view of it in action. Some basic theming elements, along with a distinctive theme tunes, are designed to evoke a long-lost Atlantean civilisation.
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We are not aware of any scheduled refurbishment periods for Colossus. Do you know of any upcoming "rehabs" that we're missing? If so - please contact us so that we can keep the list up-to-date.
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This really is a classic ride, but also a very rough one. Keep your head back to minimise the rattling of your skull, and I also find putting your hands up seems to make it smoother (I'm not lying!) The heartline twists are my highlight of the ride, giving you the sensation that you are about to fall out of your seat and plummet into the plants below (or the net, depending on which twist your on). This ride is definitely one not to be missed on any day out at Thorpe Park.