Colossus The Fire Dragon

Roller coaster in the United States
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Colossus The Fire Dragon
Location Farmington, Utah, USA
Coordinates 40°59′00″N 111°53′43″W / 40.983404°N 111.895227°W / 40.983404; -111.895227
Park section South Midway
Status Operating since 1983
Rider height
  • Minimum: 46 inch
  • Min. unaccompanied: 50 inch
Robrahn & Bruch (Germany)
Name Colossus
Location Travelling
Operated 1981 to 1982
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Product Double Looping
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 88 feet
Top speed 55 mph
Length 2850 feet
Inversions 2
Duration 1:45

Colossus The Fire Dragon is a steel roller coaster located at Lagoon in Farmington, Utah, USA. The ride opened in 1983 as "Colossus". It was manufactured by Schwarzkopf.


The roller coaster first operated on the German fair circuit as Colossus in 1981 with showmen Oscar Bruch and Werner Robrahn.[1][2] It was constructed at Lagoon in 1983.[3] The ride was repainted for the 2013 season.[4]



Color scheme

Blue track and white supports. The loops are colored yellow.


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

Ride experience

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.



External links

Articles on Lagoon