Have you ever persuaded a reluctant friend to join you on a roller coaster? Maybe you said something along the lines of “You’ll be fine. What’s the worst that could happen?” Well the worst happened earlier this week at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California.
The theme park’s landmark wooden roller coaster, “Colossus,” caught fire, and partially collapsed. Luckily, the coaster was closed for extensive renovations at the time, and no one was injured.
Despite the lack of injuries caused by the burning, 36-year-old ride, it caused quite a stir among people driving by the park. Just look at that thing. Really freaky.
Damn the Colossus is on fire at Six Flags pic.twitter.com/vDbxidFEVB
— ¥ (@KaneToomer) September 8, 2014
Magic Mountain on fire pic.twitter.com/AUrNFzg0Mm
— Austin Ivansmith (@IvanDashSmith) September 8, 2014
— KTLA (@KTLA) September 8, 2014
Just imagine if that had happened during the peak summer season? That would have been unbelievably tragic. Hopefully the new roller coaster is sturdier and not so flammable.
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