Colossus has had lengthy downtime lately. The reason was unknown until I saw the trains – it’s clear that there must have been an incident involving clearance. Metal plates have been added to the sides to stop you sticking your legs out. They do not really effect the ride experience.

It is rumoured that the trains may receive new, more limiting restraints in the closed season as the ugly panels seem to be only a temporary addition. Other than this downtime, Colossus has had a great season attracting wide acclaim and a new space in the record books.

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