El Toro (Six Flags Great Adventure)

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El Toro
El Toro (Six Flags Great Adventure) 2008 01.jpg
Six Flags Great Adventure
Location Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Status Operating since June 12, 2006
Replaced Viper
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Wooden
Track layout Out and Back
Product Wooden Coaster (Prefabricated Track)
Riders per train 36
Hourly capacity 1500
Propulsion Cable lift hill
Height 181 feet
Drop 176 feet
Top speed 70 mph
Length 4400 feet
Inversions 0
Angle 76°
Duration 1:42
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 at Everland in 2008.

It is the only prefabricated wooden coaster by Intamin in the United States.

History

On September 28, 2005, Six Flags Great Adventure announced that El Toro would be added to the park. It would replace Viper, an infamous looping coaster that closed in 2004 after years of maintenance issues and plummeting guest satisfaction. Viper's station would be reused.

El Toro welcomed its first guests on June 12, 2006.

Design

Elements

Train

2 trains with 6 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 36 riders per train.

Reception

El Toro is known to be a very smooth and exhilarating ride, with one of (if the not THE) most intense drops in the world, 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.

Photo Gallery

References

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
2012 – May 2014
Preceded by
Colossos
Fastest wooden roller coaster
2012 – May 2014
Succeeded by
Goliath
Steepest wooden roller coaster
2006 – 2008
Preceded by
Balder
Steepest wooden roller coaster
2006 – 2008
Succeeded by
T Express

External links

  • El Toro on the Roller Coaster DataBase.