El Toro, Announced

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 6:21 AM
In 2006, thrill seekers at the World’s largest regional theme park will challenge El Toro, an enormous, new wooden roller coaster under construction at Six Flags Great Adventure.


Wednesday, September 28, 2005 6:27 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Uh......

I really, REALLY need a cigarette after watching the video.


Next year is THEE year for wood. All the girls will be happy! :-)


Wednesday, September 28, 2005 6:28 AM
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.

EDIT: It will be interesting to see how this works though, maybe Intamin can get it right. I'd love to see a wooden this big see some success.

- Josh
*** Edited 9/28/2005 10:29:49 AM UTC by J Bird***

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Wednesday, September 28, 2005 6:47 AM
Well, I'd say Colossos at Heide-Park was a success...but okay.

I think it looks pretty nice, actually. Looks like it keeps its speed until the end. Nice to see a big park getting a somewhat out and back coaster.

Can't wait to start planning a trip!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 7:20 AM

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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 7:31 AM
DawgByte II's avatar Maximum Speed: 70 mph
Lift height: 181 feet
First drop angle: 76 degrees
First drop length: 176 feet
Ride time: 1 minute, 42 seconds
Load/Unload time: 1 minute, 10 seconds
Length of Track: 4,400 feet

Well, nothing truly record breaking... it is a steep angle, but it's nothing like everyone was making it out to be all big & bad so to all those other woodies, your records are still safe.

...regardless, I still wouldn't mind riding this bad-boy. Too bad it's only got a 2-train capacity for a park of this size.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 7:35 AM
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.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 8:03 AM
fine all you people who say bah less wait in line for me .

remember another themed area and possible sky swat for us . (from what i have heard)

so ill ride this and kk lol . six flags is trying to make gadv a family destination.

everything people have been saying the park needs has been added on .

wow people are such hypocrites around here

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 8:05 AM
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........

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 8:11 AM
Im glad SFGADV is getting this and it looks cool but there are several questions I have about it.

It's almost certain it will have them TTD restraints and to me THAT SUCKS. There should be no reason they can't design a restraint like Phantoms Revenge or something that most people can ride.

If it's gonna be so smooth, Why not just build a S:ROS steelie? I mean it will be cool and all and I aint about rough but it's basically the same thing.

Will people now look at nitro and say, I THOUGHT THAT WAS AIRTIME :)

El Toro is a great name IMHO, By God it's not Batman has a woodie.


Wednesday, September 28, 2005 8:14 AM
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.
Coasters Riden - 184
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 8:33 AM
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.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 8:43 AM
What's up with the "Worlds Largest Regional Themepark" claim?? Shouldn't it be "Regions Largest Themepark"? Oxymorons.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 8:45 AM
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***
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 8:52 AM
Fun's avatar The train seems to loose alot of speed to friction. But with 9 cars, I can see why.

Edit: I appologize, 6 cars with 3 rows each is correct. I was going by the 4x9=36 theory.

*** Edited 9/29/2005 12:46:28 AM UTC by Fun***

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 8:59 AM


Looks like 6

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 9:01 AM
My god. I am already making a trip plan for this. I have not been to SF GAd yet. Well, it is time for me to go there.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 9:06 AM
Welcome to the SF PlayerHaters club!

"Hate hate hate hate hate hate hate!"

How many people here have been on an Intamin woodie so far? A dozen? A dozen and a half, tops?

I mean WOW.


NOTE: Severe fecal impaction may render the above words highly debatable.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 9:12 AM
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.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 9:26 AM
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.

Thumbs up for original name.



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