Colossus the Fire Dragon

The coaster has three trains, but the park hasn't run all three at once in over a decade.  Most roller coaster trains have either fins underneath that are pinched by brake pads, or skid strips underneath that rub against brakes that are raised up towards the cars.  This ride, and a lot of other Schwarzkopf rides, has fins on the outside of each wheel chassis.  Its brake pads move up and down to pinch the fins on the cars.

Colossus the Fire Dragon is 85 feet tall and 2,850 feet tall.

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