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Colossus (Thorpe Park)

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Colossus
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Thorpe Park
Location Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK
Status Operating since March 22, 2002
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Model / product 10 Inversion Roller Coaster
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1,300
Height98.4 feet
Top speed45 mph
Length2,788.8 feet
Inversions10
Duration1:32
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Colossus is a steel roller coaster located at Thorpe Park in Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK. When it opened on March 22, 2002, Colossus was the first roller coaster with ten inversions. and the first major roller coaster at the park. An exact replica, called 10 Inversion Roller Coaster, was later built at Chimelong Paradise in Guangzhou, China. Many other clones have been built over the years. The record was not exceeded until May 2013, with the opening of the Smiler at Alton Towers, the first roller coaster with 14 inversions.

Design[edit]

Elements

Trains[edit]

7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.

Name[edit]

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

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First roller coaster with 10 inversions
March 2002 - May 2013
Preceded by
Dragon Khan
First roller coaster with 10 inversions
March 2002 - May 2013
Succeeded by
Smiler