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El Toro

El Toro

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Operating since 6/12/2006

Rating
Visits189
ParkSix Flags Great Adventure
TypeWooden Roller Coaster
CategoryOut-and-Back Coaster
BuilderIntamin AG
Cost$12,000,000
Height181'
Drop Height176'
Length4,400'
Max Speed70 mph
Duration1:42
Capacity1,500 pph
RestraintsIndividual Lapbar

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Min Height48"
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Features

Second hill is 112' tall.

Third hill is 100' tall.

Fourth hill is 82' tall

Structure

155,000 lbs. of bolts, nuts, washers, dowels.

180 sections of track.

34,000 wood pieces stretching 70.3 miles.

Average weight of one rail - 1,150 lbs.

History

El Toro had a "Soft Opening" on 6/11/2006 where it opened to the General Public from 2 PM to park closing.

Pre-fabricated track parts manufactured by Ingenieur-Holzbau Cordes.

Will anchor a newly themed section, Plaza del Carnaval, inspired by the coastline communities of Mexico.

FUN FACTS

• Of 14 coasters, El Toro is Six Flags Great Adventure’s second wooden coaster
• Rolling Thunder, the park’s first wooden coaster, was built in the winter of 1978 and opened to the public in the spring of 1979
• Rolling Thunder cruises at 56 mph, El Toro flies at 70 mph
• Rolling Thunder’s first drop is 85 feet, El Toro’s is more than twice as tall at 176 feet
• Rolling Thunder’s first drop is 45 degrees, and El Toro’s is a teeth-chattering 76 degrees

El Toro’s lift hill parts:
• 40,000 lbs. of bolts, nuts, washers, dowels
• Approx. 9,000 wood pieces stretching 17.2 miles

El Toro’s track parts:
• 180 sections of track comprised of 180 left and 180 right rails upon which the coaster train rides
• Average length of each track section - approx. 25 feet
• Average weight of one rail - 1,150 lbs.
• Approx. weight of El Toro’s entire track - 400,000 lbs.

El Toro’s entire coaster parts collection:
• 155,000 lbs. of bolts, nuts, washers, dowels
• 34,000 wood pieces stretching 70.3 miles – the same distance from Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson Township, Ocean County, NJ) to New York City

Tagline: "Don't Fight It, Ride It."

Awards

  1. 09/08/2012: Golden Ticket Awards: #1 Best Wooden Roller Coaster
  2. 09/2011: Golden Ticket Awards: #3 Best Wooden Roller Coaster
  3. 2010: Golden Ticket Awards: #2 Best Wooden Roller Coaster
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