Colossus closing, but had a good ride for 36 years

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Updated: 6/10/2014 1:03 pm

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Colossus at 36 is too slow and too short to keep around.

When it opened in Southern California in 1978, Colossus was the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster. Today, the wooden coaster isn't even in the top 10 in either category.

So the Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain is scheduled to take its last round trip on Aug. 16.

It is 125 feet tall and goes 62 mph. Six months after it debuted, a woman was ejected from her car and killed.

Six Flags tells the Los Angeles Times it will announce replacement plans later.

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