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.
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.
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?
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.
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.***
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 ;)