So, first of all, Colossus surprised me a lot. Not only was it much better than I had originally expected, but it managed to beat out Saw in my list (coming soon). So, what was it exactly that surprised me?
First of all, the whole area is very good for taking off ride photos. There’s track pretty much wherever you are in the ride are, and that’s great. The queueline is a bit confusing, basically cattlepens that aren’t switchbacks, but the station is awesome. There is great attention to detail both on the interior and exterior of the building.
I sat on the third row, as close as I could to the front, and it was my first ride of the day, so I had tried to get the smoothest ride possible. And it worked. It wasn’t exactly silk smooth like B&Ms, but the only part I experienced any headbanging was the entrance into the Cobra Roll.
Now, for the actual layout. The first half isn’t exactly inspiring, but after you exit the Cobra Roll, it really starts to pick up. The two corkscrews are snappy and intense, and the quadruple heartline rolls were as awesome as I had hoped. But the best part was yet to come. That final counter-clockwise heartline roll. Wow. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe it is on a slope, so you gain speed going through it, and its awesome.
So overall, not the best coaster in the park, but blew my expectations out of the water. Overall: 8.5/10