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TWISTED COLOSSUS – The Most Anticipated New Coaster for 2015 Is Ready To Debut!

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Today the most anticipated new coaster of the year and the world’s longest hybrid coaster made its debut at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the “Thrill Capital of the World.” TWISTED COLOSSUS boasts a state-of-the-art Iron Horse Track, providing a ride experience never before possible on wooden coasters, such as over-banked turns and inversions, all while racing along side by side trains. TWISTED COLOSSUS features numerous exciting components including a “Top Gun Stall” element, Zero G Roll, two lift hills, 18 airtime moments and a first-ever “High Five” element where riders can almost high-five guests riding an opposing train. TWISTED COLOSSUS is the focal point of the newly themed area, SCREAMPUNK DISTRICT, which includes entertainment, a new food venue and a new shopping area and brings the Valencia theme park’s coaster count to a world-record 19. TWISTED COLOSSUS opens to the public on Saturday, May 23.

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SFMM - Twisted Colossus (Photo: Business Wire)

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“We are thrilled yet again to add another unique, record-breaking coaster to our second-to-none collection of world-class attractions and I’m happy to say, Twisted Colossus delivers, truly living up to Six Flags Magic Mountain’s unprecedented thrill DNA,” said Bonnie Rabjohn, Six Flags Magic Mountain park president. “With a broad appeal, Twisted Colossus will usher in the next generation of thrill seekers whose parents grew up riding the iconic original Colossus – keeping the coaster relevant and thriving for many generations to come. And, I can promise you, this isn’t your daddy’s Colossus.”

With its unique construction, TWISTED COLOSSUS will feature:

  • “Top Gun Stall” – an inversion where the train slows down upside down;
  • Western Hemisphere’s first “High Five” – where two trains pass through an overbanked turn with the illusion that riders can reach out and “high five” each other;
  • Zero G Roll where track twists 360 degrees;
  • A staggering 116-foot drop at an amazing 80-degrees;
  • 18 airtime moments;
  • 2 lift hills;
  • Four minutes of thrills on nearly 5,000 feet of track – longest hybrid coaster in the world.

TWISTED COLOSSUS is the perfect addition to the park’s coaster collection, joining other adrenaline-pumping coasters, including Full Throttle – a triple launch coaster featuring the world’s tallest loop; Tatsu – the tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster in the world; X2 – the world’s first and only 5th dimensional coaster; and Goliath – the “giant among giants” mega coaster.

For more information on TWISTED COLOSSUS, including video, visit www.sixflags.com/magicmountain.

Six Flags Magic Mountain is located at 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, in Valencia, north of Los Angeles off Interstate 5 at the Magic Mountain Parkway exit. The park opens daily at 10:30 a.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturdays. For complete operating days and hours, and for more information call (661) 255-4111 or visit us online at www.sixflags.com/magicmountain. Six Flags Magic Mountain 2015 Season Passes provide unlimited visits for the entire 2015 season with no blackout dates. Season Passes to both parks can be purchased online for a low monthly payment through the annual membership program. For a limited time, with the purchase of four or more Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor, or Combo Season Passes or Memberships, guests will receive one free Parking Pass. Additional Season Pass perks include free tickets for friends and more. Season Passes can be purchased at the main gate ticket booths or online at sixflags.com.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.2 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 54 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest(R) and Holiday in the Park(R). For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.

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