We ride the reopened Colossos

Heide Park Photos Taken: 08/15/2019 Posted: 02/01/2020

The first time we visited Heide Park, Colossos was standing but not operating. When we heard the ride was back open again, we found a way to return this park to experience what has been revered by many as one of the world's best wooden coasters.

We were not disappointed. Colossus is the park's best rollercoaster and one of the standouts in Germany. Note the ride is pretty heavily trimmed though which takes away some of the intensity this ride may have once had, but replaces it with extra smoothness and reridability.

Follow along during this update as we show you Colossos as well as the rest of Heide Park.


Colossos at Heide Park
Colossos - Heide Park
Date Taken: 08/15/2019
Date Posted: 02/01/2020
For those that do not know, Colossos is an Intamin Wooden Coaster assembled from prefabiricated track pieces similar to El Toro and Balder.
Colossos at Heide Park
Colossos - Heide Park
Date Taken: 08/15/2019
Date Posted: 02/01/2020
The cars didn't seem to be as sensitive when loading as El Toro.
Colossos at Heide Park
Colossos - Heide Park
Date Taken: 08/15/2019
Date Posted: 02/01/2020
All in all, it is an incredible ride. Sadly it is pretty heavily trimmed throughout, but that does not take away from the fun factor. It just wasn't as out of control, insane as El Toro with brakes on.
La Ola at Heide Park
La Ola - Heide Park
Date Taken: 08/15/2019
Date Posted: 02/01/2020
The Mayatal section of the park has seen a good amount of rides removed lately. There are a lot of empty pads here.
Limit at Heide Park
Limit - Heide Park
Date Taken: 08/15/2019
Date Posted: 02/01/2020
Making out way around the park, this here is Limit.
Bobbahn at Heide Park
Bobbahn - Heide Park
Date Taken: 08/15/2019
Date Posted: 02/01/2020
And this is Bobbahn. A little unassuming, but truly one of the star attractions of this park.
Bobbahn at Heide Park
Bobbahn - Heide Park
Date Taken: 08/15/2019
Date Posted: 02/01/2020
Bobbahn uses the terrain well to create an exceptionally long bobsled ride.