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Colossus Thorpe Park OnRide - HQ01:20

Colossus Thorpe Park OnRide - HQ


Statistics

Park

Thorpe Park

Location

Chertsey, Surrey, England

Opened

22 March 2002

Manufacturer

Intamin AG

Type

Sit-Down

Riders per train

28

Riders per hour

1,300

Height

98 feet (30 Metres)

Drop

95 feet (29 Metres)

Top speed

45 mph (72.4 km/h)

Length

2,789 feet (850 Metres)

Duration

1:32

Inversions

10

Maximum G-Force

4.2G

Colossus is an Intamin AG sit-down roller coaster located at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Colossus was the world's first roller coaster to include ten inversions; an exact replica, called 10 Inversion Roller Coaster, was later built at Chimelong Paradise in Guangzhou, China. Upon the opening of Smiler in 2013, Colossus' inversions record will be surpassed.

NameEdit

During planning and construction Colossus was known as Project Odyssey; both names allude to Ancient Greece, but in different ways.

Ride Experience Edit

The ride starts with a 30 m (98 ft) tall lift hill before a banked 180 degree turn into the drop followed by a vertical loop. After the loop the train passes over a small air-time hill and under the pathways above, into the cobra roll. After this the ride passes through two consecutive corkscrews, going under and over the walkways, before another banked 180 degree turn. The ride then goes through four consecutive barrel rolls followed by a final turn and barrel roll into the brake run.

In total Colossus features 10 inversions:

  • 1 vertical loop
  • Cobra Roll (part 1)
  • Cobra Roll (part 2)
  • 2 corkscrews
  • 5 barrel Rolls

Photo GalleryEdit

Preceded by

Dragon Khan

First Roller Coaster with 10 Inversions

March 2002

Succeeded by

None

External SourcesEdit

Thorpe Park
Operating ColossusFlying FishThe SwarmNemesis InfernoSaw - The RideStealthX

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