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El Toro (Six Flags Great Adventure)

El Toro (Six Flags Great Adventure)

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roller coaster
El Toro
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Six Flags Great Adventure
Location Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Status Operating since June 12, 2006
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Wooden
Track layout Out and Back
Model / product Pre-Fabricated Wooden Coaster
Riders per train 36
Hourly capacity 1500
Propulsion Cable lift hill
Height181 feet
Drop176 feet
Top speed70 mph
Length4400 feet
Inversions0
Steepest drop76°
Duration1:42
HELP

El Toro (Spanish for "The Bull") is a prefabricated wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, USA. It was designed by Intamin AG and opened on June 12, 2006.[1] It had the steepest drop of any wooden roller coaster in the world, at 76 degrees, until this record was broken by T Express in 2008 and New Texas Giant in 2011.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Reception[edit | edit source]

El Toro is known to be a very smooth and exhilarating ride, and critics in a 2006 wooden roller coaster poll ranked it 3rd out of 178.[2]

The ride has also been rated highly in the Golden Ticket Awards, with it being ranked Best Wooden Roller Coaster in 2017.

References[edit | edit source]

Tallest wooden roller coaster drop
June 2009 - May 2014
Preceded by
Son of Beast
Tallest wooden roller coaster drop
June 2009 - May 2014
Succeeded by
Goliath
Fastest wooden roller coaster
June 2009 – May 2014
Preceded by
Son of Beast
Fastest wooden roller coaster
June 2009 – May 2014
Succeeded by
Goliath
Steepest wooden roller coaster
2006 – 2008
Preceded by
Balder
Steepest wooden roller coaster
2006 – 2008
Succeeded by
T Express

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