Roller Coaster

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Magic Mountain Announces New Colossus Roller Coaster

Six Flags Magic Mountain Thursday unveiled plans for a new world-record-breaking hybrid coaster that will replace the now closed Colossus.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/28/2014

People lined up for more than two hours Saturday to get one of the last rides on The Colossus at Six Flags. (credit: CBS)

Goodbye, Colossus! Why 1 Family Drove 6 Hours For 2-Minute Ride

There was a line to ride Colossus — as long as two hours. But people didn’t seem to mind.

08/16/2014

22nd January 1979:  An aerial view of the 'Train of Terror'. A view from the top of The Magic Mountain Colossus roller-coaster ride near Los Angeles.  (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Colossus Roller Coaster To End 36-Year Run Saturday

Colossus, the epitome of classic roller coasters, will squeeze its final screams from thrill-seeking riders Saturday.

08/15/2014

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Magic Mountain Coaster Remains Closed After Derailment, But Thrillseekers Are Undeterred

A roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia remained closed Tuesday after a terrifying accident that hospitalized four people.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/08/2014

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Six Flags Magic Mountain To Close Iconic 36-Year-Old Wooden Coaster ‘Colossus’

The king of wooden roller coasters will soon be no more.

06/03/2014

How the Cyclone Racer looked in 1959. (credit: CycloneRacer.com)

Long Beach Councilwoman Wants City To Bring Back ‘Cyclone Racer’

Long Beach Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is feeling nostalgic and will ask her fellow council members to vote on a proposed new roller coaster.

09/19/2013

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Disneyland Closing Matterhorn Ride For $1 Million Renovation

Disneyland is closing the famous Matterhorn ride for what could be its biggest overhaul since the attraction opened 53 years ago.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/08/2012

Speed (Photo Courtest of Navitat Canopy Adventures)

Best Places To Go Fast

Fed up with the freeway crawl? Feeling ho-hum about your normal workaday life? Lucky for you, there are plenty of ways to bust out of your rut and put the pedal to the metal…legally. Here are some choice places to satisfy your need for speed.

CBS Los Angeles–10/10/2011

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Knott’s Settles Suit With Boy Injured In Coaster Accident

Knott’s Berry Farm has reached a confidential settlement with a 12-year-old boy who was injured on its Xcelerator roller coaster when a cable broke and ripped into his leg.

08/27/2011

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2 Carnival Workers Injured When Coaster Touches Power Line

Two carnival workers have been hurt, one seriously, when a roller coaster being erected for a Southern California festival touched a power line.

05/04/2011

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10 Injured In Knott’s Berry Farm Ride Mishap

Authorities say ten people have been injured in a rollercoaster accident at Knott’s Berry Farm in Orange County.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/07/2010

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