J Bird said: Is it just me, or does this look boring?
Gravity Group and GCI have made things so good now, that anything less is just.... yawn....
Don't like the name too much either, and I hope it isn't as bad as SOB.
Oh, I didn't think the day would come when 181-feet and a jaw-dropping 76-degree plunge on a wooden coaster would be looked at as boring.
And this guy complains about the original name given to the coaster too. It's really never enough for some people is it? He doesn't care for El Toro, yet if Great Adventure had named it Goliath or Titan, he'd most likely would go off about how Six Flags can't come up with original names. I'm done ranting.
This doesn't look like a ride that deserved all the hype. It just looks tall and fast and short (4,400, that's nothing compared to the other woodies around the world). The Voyage looks 20 times better.
Agreed kraXl, but keep in mind, this is 3 original names out of the last 4 for SFGad now! As for the 'boring' posts.........you've got to be kidding me. Sure, The Voyage looks amazing but you must keep in mind that not every coaster is designed to achieve the same purpose. El Toro is not intended to take you on a secret journey through the woods. It's meant to be that 'big ride' that everyone sees at the carnival and gawks as, hence the new theme area. And for goodness sake, stop putting down a coaster before it's even been built! Take Shivering Timbers for instance, which is basically nothing but an extended out and back...this coaster is STILL being ranked as one of the best on the World. As for El Toro, combine what seems to be the 'reasonable' limit for height when it comes to comfort, with a length that does not overdo it, and a drop angle that is basically unheard of on a wooden coaster (nevermind the twister elements that make it interesting), and you've got yourself a good deal.
I must say that SFGad has impressed me since 1999. After the addition of Medusa, Nitro seemed like a gift from God only 2 years later. Then, after a 'short' break, the park brings us the first real flyer North of Maryland and West of Ohio, followed by the World's tallest and fastest coaster, then finally this new woodie only a year after (after Cedar Point's disasterous first year with Dragster, their excuse for not getting anything new the following year was to market Dragster more.........SF obviously knows that we could care less about marketing purposes). Even though I have been a SF hater in the past, I am truly beginning to feel that with 5 new amazing coasters since 1999, and 2 new themed areas including rides and attractions for all ages, the expansion that has been made at this park completely obliterates anything that Worldwide competition has done. Maybe I should move away from the PA/OH border and a little closer to my old home in Philly........
Well said Coasterz5622, I think El Toro looks amazing you get the best of both worlds, height and speed and a little twister mixed in with it, and don't forget about that drop angle which is amazing. There is also another new kids section coming, GADV has truly done great work the past few years and there not leaving the family's out.
No park which existed in 1999 has made such improvements as SFGAdv has in seven short years, and with the addition of the hotel, it really will be a national if not international destination, and a great one at that.
I personally can't wait. Six Flags seems not to be able to get a break w/ some enthusiasts. If this were the new cosater at Holiday World everyone would be raving about it. I love Holiday World and will be there for the opening of Voyager. All I am saying is give the new coaster a chance before it is discarded. If parks stopped building new coasters, we wouldn't have anything to look forward to and be excited about. *** Edited 9/28/2005 12:47:01 PM UTC by Steve Perry***
I can't believe people are complaining about this thing already. Seriously folks... some of you *really* need to get a life. I can't think of any reason to be down right now, about this or any of the other new-for-2006 coasters.
Seriously, some people. If the park *only* got the new themed areas for 2006, I'd be thrilled. I'm ecstatic over finally getting an Intamin woodie in the states, and best of all, at Great Adventure. For some reason certain parks just don't really know how to maintain their woodies and this will work for them (and would for MM down the road as well). I love the out-and-back, twister mix and can't wait to get to the park this season and next.
It looks so beautiful now and it's only getting better. Everything from here on out as far as ride additions go are icing on the cake and I would dare to call Great Adventure a "perfect park" at the very least from rides and attractions standpoint. The service and everything else seems to be improving a great deal as well.