Twisted Colossus Review

by Gazza, 5 months ago
An epic coaster, very long, you get to experience the superb first drop twice, the dueling really adds to the experience, crazy twists and turns, and the zero g roll and zero g stall are excellently executed.
One of the worlds best coasters, and the best coaster at Magic Mountain.
9
Great

Review Criteria

Great

Enjoyment

An amazing ride. The layout is one of RMCs best, it combines heaps of airtime, steep drops, envelope pushing twists, and some great elements where the two trains interact as they race, including a High 5 where the tracks bank towards each other, and two rolls which pass over and under the other track.
Good

Effectiveness

When running properly, the dueling is great, and it certainly delivers a "Twisted" ride experience.
Very High

Intensity

Heaps ,of airtime, twisty parts that are crazy, but never jarring. The two main drops are real "Oh crap!" moments.
Great

Rider Comfort

the RMC trains are quite snug and comfortable feeling.
Great

Pacing

Quick paced all the way through. The lift hill is the only slow part, but with the other train beside you cheering, and the anticipation of going again, its not a problem.
Average

Theming/Storyline

The ride has some cute steampunk theming, but it obviously looks cheaply done (Eg steam pipes that are clearly just painted PVC etc)
Good

Upkeep/Presentation

It's a re theme of the old collossus coaster, so the old station building still looks a bit dated and worn, despite new paint in parts.
Average

Queue/Efficiency

The dueling aspect relies on a train being dispatched to match the other as it begins the 2nd half of the layout. In practice, the crews werent fast enough to do this more than half the time. A key selling point is the dueling aspect, so every rider should be getting that.