|Watch the on-ride POV|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Riders per train||28|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||55 mph|
The roller coaster first operated on the German fair circuit as Colossus in 1981 with showmen Oscar Bruch and Werner Robrahn. It was constructed at Lagoon in 1983. The ride was repainted for the 2013 season.
After climbing the 85 foot lift hill, a 1/3 turn follows. Riders get a glimpse of the Wild Mouse and Spider roller coasters before plummeting down to the left and straight through the 65 foot back-to-back vertical loops, with riders experiencing g-forces of up to 4.9. Two helix turns follow, the first of which is very large, arching over the "bridge" or elevated part of the queue, the up and through the center of the second vertical loop. After that, the train passes over the roof of the station, then down and around, turning diagonally through the middle of the two vertical loops into the helix. There are a few more curves, and then the final brake run.
Entrance to Colossus The Fire Dragon
A train in the helix
A train on the drop
- "Ursprung der Firma Werner Robrahn". Top In. http://web.archive.org/web/20070524205740/http://www.der-topin.de/robrahn_boecker.php.
- Colossus the Fire Dragon - RCDB
- "'Colossus Is Only Word For New Roller Coaster", Lakeside Review (1983-03-09), pp. 2. Retrieved on 24 March 2022.
- A Look at Lagoon's New Rides + Park Update - NewsPlusNotes
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
- on Coaster-Count.
- The ride on the park's website