Colossus was originally debuted at the 1984 New Orleans World's Fair. It and the other rides at the Exposition were operated by Six Flags, Inc. The ride cost $2.50 per passenger at that point. The wheel turned at a rate of 1½ revolutions per minute which equates to .
At Six Flags St. Louis Colossus currently stands where the Pet-A-Pet petting zoo once was. The zoo was removed in 1985 to make more room for the 1986 addition of Colossus.
As of 1992 the wheel was lit by 2200 lights which displayed a 24-pattern performance with a starburst finale. During the months that the park was closed the lights displayed a giant clock face which was visible to those passing on nearby Interstate 44.
On 17 June 2009 there was a power outage at Six Flags St. Louis and as a result several park guests had to be manually released from the rides. Colossus was the most difficult ride... Read More