Harness Inversions Discomfort

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Colossus features
Operating
United Kingdom
Intamin
Steel
Sit Down
Intamin Multi Inversion Coaster
Chain lift hill
Shoulder harness
2002
Reviews  197
  • ROLLERCOASTING DAILY

    Airtimes Fun Discomfort Reliability

    I am fortunate enough to be able to ride Colossus every week and as such I have experienced this ride in every seat possible on every train, during all weather conditions and times of day. And I have to say its really nowhere near as bad as people can make it out to be. The landscaping (I would call it theming, but that is few and far between on this ride) is stunning, with an incredible soundtrack score alongside it which makes the area feel like no other in the UK. Seriously even if you don`t wanna particularly ride it or even if you hate the ride just spend some time watching it weave around the landscape. It looks magic. The queue line is actually a pretty good one, with minimal cattle penning and quite a nice scenic walkthrough beneath the ride. Of course, the reality will most likely be you waiting in it for upwards of 90 minutes boxed in by 14 year old chavs blasting "the latest grime and drill hits" on a 20 quid Bluetooth speaker with the odd smell of lynx Africa wafting through the air and that might make you have not such a high opinion of it. But nevertheless, a good queue. You`ll be waiting in it for what seems like an eternity though because operations on this ride are shockingly bad most of the time. A combination of an old operating system, out of date restraints and guests faffing about in the station. Once you reach the station you`ll often be assigned a row. If you get the front of each car then your most likely in for an at least somewhat enjoyable ride experience (arguably the best on park if you get allocated to the very front row) but if you get allocated to the back of a car then you better hope your a contortionist or 4ft 2 because these things are an absolute nightmare to get in and out of. Tip: if you get allocated to one of there rows then give all the bags to the person who will sit on the left hand side of the train. Trust me, you`ll thank me. The main drop actually has some decent floater at the base of it in the middle rows and the loop is somewhat intense. The hill that follows it gives a nice dose of floater which is many peoples favorite part of the ride. The cobra roll can give some decent forces which is followed by 2 pretty snappy corkscrews. If you get lucky this can be a really good part of the ride with some varied forces. Unfortunately some of the time that isn't the case. You'll most likely find the train spending most the time in the first half of the ride shivering like a humping dog. And i8f your in the back row you better hope that you've got some ibuprofen or some money to buy some because you are gonna need it. The second half begins, which is 4 back to back heartline rolls. These give some pretty great hangtime but my tip is to not put your hands up and to just hold on for this section. If you don't, you may return home to find that your upper arms look like you've gone 7 rounds in the ring with Tyson Fury. After a brief turnaround you go into my favorite inversion on the ride, a final heartline roll in the other direction before entering the brake run. Where you will wait for an average of about 3 minutes because this rides operations are beyond saving at this point. So a lot of things that it could improve on. But also a pretty solid ride all in all. Definitely not the worst thing you`ll ever experience like some people make it out to be but also not worth the weekend 120 minute queues it produces. Give it a go, it may surprise you and you may like it a fair bit like me.

  • Robert A.
    Robert A. 24 days ago

    Inversions Location Layout

    Pretty polarising ride for me; sometimes it has a strong rattle sometimes my head only hits the restraint 3-4 times. The latter just happened and honestly the ride was really fun.

  • Sam P.
    Sam P. 1 month ago

    Inversions Layout Hangtime Rattle Harness Discomfort

    Every time I ride Colossus, I like it less and less. It's just so rough, not at all helped by the horrible trains and OTSRs. It's a shame, because the layout is fun and the 4 heartline rolls are a great finale. But the rattle is very strong, the profiling isn't great (particularly for an Intamin), and the hideous restraints guarantee you an uncomfortable ride at best

  • Slovis Celery
    Slovis Celery 11 months ago

    Intensity Discomfort Tear it down! Layout

    Colossus at Thorpe Park. What a fucking mess. walking up to the ride, you get to see the literal shit covered track, manky and gross. all the ground around the ride is covered in litter and just dirt. You enter the hour plus queue because it has god awful capacity. you walk through the overgrown queue, passing by overfilled bins, more litter, but some decent shots of the coaster around you. you walk under a bridge into a cattlepen, no views of the ride, only cattlepen of people stupid enough to wait over an hour. you walk back under a manky bridge, and go pass a closed shop, and a prime view of black lift hill gunk. then you either get front row or every other row. Wait an extra 30 minutes on your wait already 30 min more than the advertised wait - but have a slightly less painful experience, or go in every other row and get assigned to the second row of a train because of course life hates you. You climb into a super cramped train, where anyone above the height of 5ft 2 will will have to awkwardly part their legs so you don't dislocate your knees on the row infront of you. Then pull down the stupidly heavy, bulky restraints, which you and the ride op need to pull down together because they're so heavy. So 5 minutes later you dispatch up the stupidly sluggish lift. you turn, getting a view of the infinitely better coaster (saw) right next to you, and it'll tease you with the fact Loggers leap is still standing. you go down the stupidly shallow drop, getting 1g of force in the back. Then you get to the bottom of the drop, and despite the decent force you feel, the could literally feels like it's going to fall apart like in a crappy cartoon. Then you go over a hill, with no airtime to speak of, and even if there was, the positives on the loop smashed to massive restraint so far down it's destroying your thighs. You enter the Cobra Roll, as your head gets smashed around all the way though the element until the jank exit. Then you enter the best part of the ride, the first corkscrew, you do get whipped through the element, which is rather fun if you brace yourself on you bulky restraint, but then there's the second one which is stupidly brutally rough. Then you crawl through a forgiving break in the pain, into the worst element(s) on any coaster I've ever experienced. The first Roll smashes your head to the side, and presses it the you head to the restraint like a vice, while your thighs are being brutalised with super sustained hangtime. the you fall back into your seat, just to have another super painful roll, then another, then another. Each worse than the last and. the you enter a brief moment of dread as the most sustained roll happens, smashing your head in the opposite direction. Then you crawl into the brakes, where you will have to wait for a stupidly long time due to the dreadful operations. Then you leave to go do something better.

  • James Kerfoot
    James Kerfoot 11 months ago

    Headbanging Capacity Discomfort

    I queued two hours for this ride, and boy what a mistake that was. Quite simply the worst rollercoaster I have ever rode, and if all coasters where like this I would have no interest in them whatsoever. The restraints are awful, I’m a 6ft guy and my neck was banged to pieces throughout the ride. If I was a few inches shorter in height, I can’t imagine the headbanging I would have experienced. I actually felt sick getting off this ride, as my neck and base of head had taken a real pounding. The ride itself is rough, and by the time I experienced the 4th?! Heartline role I just wanted the ride to end.

  • Brendan Jackson

    Theming Inversions Harness Discomfort Layout

    Too cramped trains ruin this ride for most people. Repetitive layout towards the end but still a solid ride let down by other factors

  • Mr Coller Roaster

    Inversions Fun Duration Harness

    This ride gets too much hate in my opinion. It’s a very fun ride with some great inversions. It would be even better if they replaced the OTSRs with lap bars. It’s not that rough and it is my 4th favourite coaster at the park. I actually had some really bad rides in 2018 but it was running much better and smoother in 2019.

  • Thomas C.
    Thomas C. 1 year ago

    Layout Headbanging Harness Discomfort

    Very disappointing ride (I had higher expectations)

  • Semina S.
    Semina S. 1 year ago

    Hangtime Headbanging Capacity Harness

    Colossus is in serious need of a full re track and new trains. It has somehow gone worse from last year. The restraints are horrific, the trains are old and need to be gone and the capacity is awful! We had to wait ages in the fast track queue!!!

  • Theo Brigham
    Theo Brigham 1 year ago

    Theming Intensity Harness Inversions Pointless

    Colossus is well themed and should not be repainted. The Lost City shouldn't look like a B&Q advert it looks great and 'lost' how it is. Very fun and intense ride and not too headbangy. New restraints would do this ride wonders and trains as even people who aren't remotely fat barely fit. The odd rows are much smoother but they are very uncomfortable to sit in if your above 6ft or so. The quad heartline roll is a very cheap way of making it 10 inversions although I guess at the time it was their first coaster so sort of acceptable. The final heartline is really fun but it would be so much better if it had 9 proper inversions and then this heartline.

  • olli sm
    olli sm 2 years ago

    Inversions Fun Hangtime Harness Discomfort

    This year Colossus has been running great compare to recent seasons. There is little to no headbanging and its generally just running a lot smoother than it has in the past. The restraints aren't very comfortable or spacious especially in the even numbered rows so try to avoid those and opt for the oddly numbered rows. As for experience you exit the station and start climbing the 95ft tall lift hill which spreads up once you pass halfway. After exiting the lift you immediately turn to the left and go into the main drop which gives a few seconds of free fall and into a vertical loop, it's nothing special or too intense, then you go through a tunnel into a bunny hop delivering some floater and into a cobra roll which my cause some headbanging if you sit with your head pressed back. Once you exit the cobra roll you go into two corkscrews, these can be fairly whippy and after the second one they take your picture. Then you turn round and into 4 back to back heartline rolls delivering a lot of hangtime and then another turn which will lead you into one more heartline roll before you hit the breaks. All round it's a rather good coaster and enjoyable.

  • Moogal
    Moogal 2 years ago

    Airtimes Theming Layout Capacity Harness Discomfort

    With different trains this would be a 4* ride, but the current bulky restraints and terrible Intamin trains really spoil the ride. The layout's good and the way you can walk through the middle of the ride area makes it an immersive experience, but it's rough to ride and the corkscrews in particular can have some violent headbanging. The offload platform in the station, especially where the baggage hold is, is too narrow and causes delays in loading and dispatch, plus on off-peak days the park commonly run this coaster with a single train, leading to longer queues than necessary. If you sit in the back row of a car, getting in and out involves significant amounts of contortion - good luck if you're over 6ft tall!

  • Samuel Hammond
    Samuel Hammond 2 years ago

    Inversions Hangtime Duration Rattle Headbanging Discomfort

    It isn't an awful ride. It has a weird layout, with 5 heartline rolls at the end - being turned over 4 times in a row is hilarious. The inversions are decent. The ride just feels a bit slow, the trains aren't comfortable and it is pretty rough. Overall, an OK ride that hasn't aged well.

  • Dave Scott
    Dave Scott 2 years ago

    Good layout in a half interesting setting if it's not overran with rubbish and graffitti. Frequent power cuts in the park mean frequent downtime, and the ride has poor capacity at the best of times. Routinely fitted with 50-pence piece shaped wheels, and the restraints aren't far short of requiring a yoga instructor to get in an out. Can't help but think it was intended to have TTD-style lap bars; but insurers got nervous after some unfortunate events elsewhere.

  • Poodz
    Poodz 2 years ago

    Inversions Fun Layout Harness

    I was pleasantly surprised by Colossus after hearing people complain about it. The 2 whippy corkscrews are great fun, and it's the best shaped cobra roll I've ridden. I don't mind that it makes it to 10 inversions with the gimmicky rolls, they're quite funny. I didn't find it particularly rough or rattly, but the restraints are uncomfortable.

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    Theming Location Headbanging Harness Discomfort

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    Inversions Capacity

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    Inversions Harness Layout

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    Vianney J. 3 months ago

    Inversions Nice surprise! Duration Rattle Harness

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    Inversions Fun Intensity Harness Discomfort

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    Inversions Intensity Duration Rattle

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    Inversions Location Intensity Headbanging Harness

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    Inversions Harness

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    Inversions Location Harness Discomfort

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    Inversions Rattle Harness Disappointing!

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    Inversions Nice surprise! Location Harness Inversions

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    Rattle Headbanging

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    Headbanging Discomfort Tear it down!

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    Theming Harness Discomfort

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    Inversions Harness Discomfort

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    Theming Harness Discomfort

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    Headbanging

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