New Experience on El Toro

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 1:37 PM
El Toro is the King of all wooden coasters I must say. I went yesterday and waited 1 hr and 45 min with only 1 train running. I have to say that Six Flags handled the situation very well. But they need to get the second train on before the summer. I also have to comment on it's station. That beast gets a small station that once belonged to the Viper? Not cool. Ok well give me some feedback. Later.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 1:41 PM
haha yes! another el toro topic. lets see if we can beat the number of voyage topics.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 1:45 PM
Some feedback on what? This topic brings up nothing new or even worth discussing.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 3:32 PM
uh, maybe on the station? lol. It looks pretty... *** Edited 6/20/2006 7:36:12 PM UTC by P18***
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 3:46 PM
What I'd like to know is are the restraints hydraulic like the megacoasters, or are they ratcheting? And how easily do they fall down on riders? Not that it would make that much difference if they're stapling everybody.

BTW, how did SF handle the situation very well? What situation? The long line? Handling it very well would be to staff 4 people to check seat belts and bars quickly and efficiently, and to get that 1 train in and out of the station in 2 minutes or less.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 4:56 PM
^ The restraints are hydraulic like the megacoasters.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 8:49 PM
wow. Crazy people. They handled the situation well by keeping the long line well maintained without much cutting rablat. Wow, how could a coaster enthusiast not understand how they maintained the coaster line meant?
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 9:31 PM
To me, handling a line is making sure everyone is... in line. Also, he never said anything about "maintaining the coaster line", he said "they handled the situation very well." That could mean a number of things.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 9:42 PM
Parks should get absolutely 0 credit for keeping line cutting down, IMO. This is like one of the most basic, fundamental thing I would expect a park to do. I dunno, I just have a hard time lowering my standards and expectations that much. *** Edited 6/21/2006 1:44:15 AM UTC by matt.***
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 9:51 PM
You have to lower your standards when you go to Six Flags. ;)
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 9:53 PM
Or, option 2 -

Don't go to Six Flags. ;)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 10:04 PM
There are exceptions to the option 2.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 10:09 PM
Yes, and unfortunately those exceptions are all several hundreds of miles away from me! lol
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 10:13 PM
El Toro is the King of all wooden coasters I must say.

Since you've obviously ridden them all -- otherwise how else could you make that claim -- I'm curious: how was the woodie in Bombay, India?

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 10:22 PM
Moosh, there are other wooden coasters out of the Jersey area? ;)


Tuesday, June 20, 2006 10:49 PM
One train?


Come ride our new wooden rolliecoaster...We have only One train running but we handle the situation well.


Wednesday, June 21, 2006 1:02 AM
Dexter, get to work ;)
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 9:06 AM
Ride experience and park operations are two different things. Why are we relating the two in this situation? The way Six Flags handles line jumpers has nothing to do with my ride experience on El Toro. Fact of the matter is, El Toro is a good wooden coaster and the way Six Flags has handled the situation of operating their new coaster the first week its open is lousy.

Dante, despite lousy operations will still queue (or q-bot) for Toro ;)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 10:18 AM

Mamoosh said:
Since you've obviously ridden them all -- otherwise how else could you make that claim -- I'm curious: how was the woodie in Bombay, India?

The Nicco Park Cyclone or the EsselWorld Zipper Dipper?

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 10:47 AM
Ride experience and park operations may be two different things (agreed), but I won't be riding El Toro anytime soon with those type of operations, no matter how good the ride is.

There are too many GREAT coasters with GREAT operations to waste my time with *one* in New Jersey.


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