Each side of Colossus used to be 4,350 feet long, but the new version is built so both tracks are tied together. The ride's new length totals 4,990 feet. The second half of the original ride was basically eliminated from the new configuration. I think the new ride is a massive improvement over the old version, so I am not upset that some of the old ride is gone. Besides, a ride on the old Colossus left half of the track untraveled, but now a single ride lets people enjoy every single inch of this fantastic roller coaster.
©2017 Joel A. Rogers.