Not to be confused with Bandidos, the roller coaster at Mer de Sable.
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El Bandido
Western Playland
Location Sunland Park, New Mexico, USA
Status Operating since August 24, 1974[1]
Manufacturer Pinfari
Type Steel
Product Zyklon Z64
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0

El Bandido is a steel roller coaster located at Western Playland in Sunland Park, New Mexico, USA. It was previously located in El Paso, Texas but moved with the park after the 2005 season.


Green track with white supports. The track was previously painted red.


2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 8 riders per train.

It has the oldest style of Zyklon cars with the flat front.


  1. "Large New Roller Coaster to Open", El Paso Herald-Post.