Twisted Colossus

Roller coaster in the United States
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Twisted Colossus
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Status Operating since May 23, 2015
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Manufacturer Rocky Mountain Construction
Product I-Box Track
Designer / calculations Alan Schilke
Type Steel - Hybrid - Quasi Möbius
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Two chain lift hills
Height 121 feet
Drop 128 feet
Top speed 57 mph
Length 4990 feet
Inversions 2
Drop angle 80°
Duration 3:40

Twisted Colossus is a steel hybrid roller coaster currently located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA. It opened on May 23, 2015.

Twisted Colossus uses much of the support structure from the former Colossus wooden roller coaster. The project was carried out by Rocky Mountain Construction.


Twisted Colossus was announced on August 28, 2014.[1]

The roller coaster opened to the public on May 23, 2015 following two season pass holder preview days.[2]

In late 2018, the trains were updated with zipper pouches and modified lap bars.[3]



Twisted Colossus allows two trains to race each other on similar track layout with elements placed differently, allowing for some near-misses. Unlike a true twin roller coaster, Twisted Colossus is one long roller coaster; once a train finishes the blue section, it heads straight into the green section without stopping at the station.

Twisted Colossus is the second roller coaster to feature a high five element, where both tracks run parallel, banked at 90 degrees. This gives the illusion of being able to high-five passengers on the other train if riders have their hands in the air.


4 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.

The train design of Twisted Colossus was revealed on November 18, 2014 at IAAPA 2014, where the lead car was on show.


The roller coaster, alongside other Six Flags Magic Mountain rides, was featured in the music video of Katy Perry's "Chained To The Rhythm ft. Skip Marley". It is used as a backdrop for Skip Marley's part and the final chorus, where a dance scene takes place at the foot of the ride's high five element.[4]

This attraction is featured in the 2021 film, Yes Day.



  1. Macdonals, Brady (2014-08-28). "Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2015". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2022-09-20.
  2. "Six Flags Magic Mountain Makes the Old New Again with Twisted Colossus". Theme Park Insider.
  3. "Six Flags Magic Mountain Park Update - Late December 2018 - The Coaster Kings".
  4. "Katy Perry - Chained To The Rhythm (Official) ft. Skip Marley".

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