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

CBS Los Angeles

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

Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced that Colossus, at one point the fastest and tallest wooden coaster in the world, will close after 36 years.

Colossus, still one of the largest wooden coasters in existence, opened on June 29, 1978. The big, white coaster is one of the most recognizable rides of Magic Mountain, sitting front and center of the park’s land, and easily identifiable from the 5 freeway.

For many Southern Californians, Colossus, the first coaster to feature two drops of 100 feet, was the first major coaster they had ever been on, and they consider the ride’s closing the end of an era.

“I’m so sad that it’s closing,” park goer Sable Williams said. “I remember when I was a kid, and I used to go on the ride, and I went with my…

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Your Own Food Network: Food Bloggers Bring Dinner to Life with Video

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With so many of us walking around carrying mobile devices capable of shooting video, it’s easier than ever to add a multimedia component to your blog. There’s one group of bloggers who’ve already embraced the way video can enhance a post: food bloggers.

Check out the ways these high-tech foodies are using VideoPress to give their dishes new life:


Eggton uses video to illustrate techniques and recipes, give her readers the opportunity to get to know her, and as an excuse to shoot footage of dancing fish. We love seeing the woman behind the blog — now, when we read her posts, we can hear her sitting with us, talking about her food.

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Celia, the blogger behind Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, uses video to give her posts more context, making them about more than just food. Footage of Flamenco dancers adds another dimension to a post about…

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