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Heide Park Colossos retracking (2019)

Lofty

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Not sure if the new name extension is such a great idea. However, it is good that the legend will be reopened.
The name is still Colossos. The 'Fight of the Giants' is merely a tagline to signify a change has been made and to match the new theme of the ride.
 

kai phillips

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The majority of this is nothing new, a dark entity was awoken under the earth and its caused the fight of the giants, the fire is unexplained but I speculate its something along the lines of burning the wood of the tree structure and the coasters as apart of the fight.
 

KommissarLT

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I'm guessing this new theme is to tie Heide Park to Alton Towers, kind of like how Oblivion: The Black Hole is related to Oblivion and Nemesis Inferno is related to Nemesis.
 

JoshC.

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Funny thing is, given the fire motif, Wicker Man Inferno probably would have worked if they really wanted to go down that route.

Thank goodness they didn't though
 

Hixee

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I'm guessing this new theme is to tie Heide Park to Alton Towers, kind of like how Oblivion: The Black Hole is related to Oblivion and Nemesis Inferno is related to Nemesis.
I thought that was definitely just non-enthusiast rumours and here was little actual backing to it, especially the Nemesis one.
 

Fluorineer

Member
They should have named it "Adversary" instead of "Nemesis Inferno". That would have been clever, and it would have avoided the whole "comparing it to Nemesis" issue.
 

kai phillips

New Member
They should have named it "Adversary" instead of "Nemesis Inferno". That would have been clever, and it would have avoided the whole "comparing it to Nemesis" issue.
I'm not even going to lie, I would rank it higher with that name, it does put me off that it compares itself to the legend.
 

cookie

Member
I'm just glad the ride is coming back in operation, and hopefully a lot smoother than it was when I visited in April 2016. The state it was in then was honestly kinda shocking.
 

Howie

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I'm just glad the ride is coming back in operation, and hopefully a lot smoother than it was when I visited in April 2016. The state it was in then was honestly kinda shocking.
Really? I was also there in April 2016 (just think - we may have actually met! :) ), and I thought it was running perfectly fine. Had lots of rides on the thing over a 2 day period and didn't have any issues with roughness, was able to marathon it with no problems.
But yeah, like you said, it'll be nice to just have it operating again. Great ride!
 

HeartlineCoaster

Active Member
Really? I was also there in April 2016
:eek:Me three.
I found it was the wheel seats specifically that made it 'less favourable' to ride (the airtime was great, but the helix of doom was pretty dire). Was trying to avoid them, but the efficient German locals kept batching me into those rows to save time and I never said no.
 

cookie

Member
Really? I was also there in April 2016 (just think - we may have actually met! :) ), and I thought it was running perfectly fine. Had lots of rides on the thing over a 2 day period and didn't have any issues with roughness, was able to marathon it with no problems.
But yeah, like you said, it'll be nice to just have it operating again. Great ride!
It was April 16th. The coaster was jackhammering like mad whenever it was picking up any speed, especially during the helix of doom. I rode Balder less than a month later and it was glass smooth in comparison.
 

kai phillips

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I remember it being rough in 2016 but I still felt like my stomach was being ripped out from me with airtime so it'll be interesting how great it is smooth.
 
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