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Re: Colossus

Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:32 pm

Thorpe Park have completed their winter work on Colossus, with it all ready for the 2019 season. :)

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Re: Colossus

Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:09 pm

Think the track is trying to start looking the same colour as the trains..
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Re: Colossus

Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:17 pm

Was it just me or was the old music playing yesterday?
 
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Re: Colossus

Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:45 pm

WickerBoy wrote:
Was it just me or was the old music playing yesterday?

We never ventured into the station. But it's quite possible there have been some audio changes at the park.
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Re: Colossus

Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:07 pm

WickerBoy wrote:

Was it just me or was the old music playing yesterday?

I thought so too, around the whole of the lost city.
 
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Re: Colossus

Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:18 am

Well doesn’t this look......lovely?

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Re: Colossus

Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:05 pm

Dan wrote:
Well doesn’t this look......lovely?

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It's a shame it looks in such a state. I think the fact it has to have this done for better/more frequent inspection along with the lack of a full repaint even though it's needed one for a good few years now must signal it's in its final stages. I personally wouldn't be too fussed to see it go soon. It gives me a headache after every ride no matter where I sit so if it goes and is actually replaced I'd be happy. It's unfortunate it hasn't aged well.
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Re: Colossus

Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:43 pm

I was at Thorpe today and Colossus was running 2 trains but not allowing anybody to sit in the middle of the train. They didn’t say why. Does anybody know?
 
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Re: Colossus

Tue May 21, 2019 6:17 pm

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
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Re: Colossus

Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:52 pm

In a bid I suspect to try and make the station operate a little more efficiently, the gate on the baggage rack has been removed.

In theory it should have been moved by staff after each train, but in reality there was never enough time with all the rechecks that occur on Colossus, meaning only half the rack was only ever usable.

Seemed to make the process a little quicker. Next step I guess would be to replace the trains! :lol
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