Another legendary wooden coaster bites the dust. Colossus will go for its last ride on August 16, 2014. Radio station ALT 98.7 threw a farewell party for Colossus on Saturday, July 26 from 11pm to 3am. Operating since 1978, this coaster was hailed as the tallest and fastest in the world when it opened and was featured in both films and TV shows. Of course, that record was subsequently broken many times over and Colossus is well past its glory days. Still, it’s sad to see it go. Video courtesy of CoasterForce.