New roller coaster Twisted Colossus to open at Six Flags Magic Mountain on May 23

An overview image of Twisted Colossus, which replaces Six Flags Magic Mountain's famed wooden roller coaster Colossus. (Six Flags Magic Mountain)

Twisted Colossus, a new roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, is scheduled to open to the public on May 23.


The new thrill ride -- billed as the world's longest hybrid coaster -- replaces the park's famed wooden roller coaster Colossus. It combines the classic wooden structure with a modern steel track and rails.

PHOTOS: Twisted Colossus to offer new thrills at Magic Mountain

The ride features 5,000 feet of track, 18 hills and a 128-foot drop at a 80-degree angle. During the four-minute experience, riders will pass another train, which is meant to give the illusion that they can high five each other.

The original Colossus, which opened in 1978, closed Aug. 17. It was 125 feet tall and reached up to 62 mph.

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