Colossus: The Fire Dragon

Opened: 1 Apr 1983
Location: South Midway
Designed By: Ingenieur Büro Stengel – Munich, Germany
Manufactured By: Schwarzkopf – Münsterhausen, Germany
Ride Model: Doppel Looping with Additional Trackway Curve
Cost: $2,500,000
Lift Type: Chain Lift
Max Speed: 55 mph
Max Height: 89 ft
Max Drop: 81 ft
Ride Duration: 1 min, 45 sec
Track Length: 2,850 ft
Lift Length: 197 ft
Lift Grade: 35º
Loop Diameter: 65 ft
Footprint: 227 x 103 ft
Number Of Trains: 3
Cars Per Train: 7
Ride Capacity: 28 (4 per car)
Hourly Capacity: 1,600

Colossus at the end of a new park expansion in 1983. Photo courtesy of Deseret News

A thorough history of this ride is currently in the works. If you have questions or photos and information about the ride, contact me.

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