Make your way out to Six Flags Magic Mountain this summer as one of the theme parks oldest attraction, Colossus, will close for good on August 16.
In a statement released today the theme park said, “Colossus, the king of wooden coasters, ends its 36-year reign on August 16,” said a Magic Mountain spokesperson in a statement. “Six Flags Magic Mountain will announce exciting future plans for the park we think our guests will love at a later date. In the meantime, donâ€™t miss your last chance to ride Colossus.”
Nothing was said on why the decision was made to close the wooden coaster other than a future attraction will be coming and announced at a later date.
Colossus first opened in June 29, 1978 and was the fastest and the tallest wooden roller coaster in the world at the time. It was built just before Newhall Land sold the theme park to Six Flags corporation in 1979. It is one of the largest wooden roller coasters taking up around ten acres of land and using 4,325 feet of track.
Head out to Six Flags Magic Mountain this summer and ride the classic attraction that had been featured in such as National Lampoons Vacation before it goes away for good in August.