VALENCIA, Calif. - The highly-anticipated makeover of the iconic Magic Mountain roller coaster Twisted Colossus is completed and the first riders got to experience it Wednesday.
The wooden roller coaster Colossus, which closed in August 2014 after 36 years of thrilling riders, was revamped by Six Flags Magic Mountain. It's now considered by the park as a world-record-breaking ride.
The four-minute-long new ride spans about 5,000 feet of track, making it the longest hybrid wood-steel roller coaster in the world, according to the Valencia amusement park. It opens to the public on Saturday, KTLA reported.
FOX5's sister news station KTLA went to the amusement park Wednesday to preview the thrill ride. Reporter Christina Pascucci's first roller coaster ride was captured on video - it's quite funny!
— Christina Pascucci (@ChristinaKTLA) May 20, 2015
“This one just does things that no other coaster does,” said Tim Baldwin, editor of RollerCoaster! magazine. “The fact that we have the first in North America where the trains lean into toward each other — everyone just wants to high-five … they’re just amazing maneuvers.”
It’s also the first coaster that allows riders to go down the first drop — 12 stories at 85 degrees — twice, he said.