Faster coasters have reliability issues

Posted Tuesday, June 20, 2006 9:18 AM | Contributed by coasterguts

At 128 mph and a little more than 45 stories tall, the Kingda Ka roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure gives riders quite a thrill. That is, when it's working. As the amusement park this week unveiled another fast and furious roller coaster -- a wooden one called El Toro -- it also is trying to tackle a problem experts say is common with many high-performance roller coasters: reliability.

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