El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure’s highly anticipated, monstrous wooden coaster, celebrates its grand opening in Jackson, NJ. El Toro, which has the steepest vertical drop of any wooden coaster in the world, 76 white-knuckled degrees, marries the smooth height, speed, technology and exciting twisting elements of steel coasters with a classic wooden design.
El Toro’s launch was highlighted by roller coaster enthusiasts from six states taking part in a “Running of the Bulls.” Participants charged toward the coaster dressed in traditional red-and-white Running of the Bulls attire, and competed to be the first to take on the fierce El Toro.
At 188 feet tall, reaching 70 mph, El Toro ranks among the tallest and fastest wooden roller coasters in the world. Its 4,400 feet of mountainous track includes records for the world’s steepest drop on a wooden coaster as well as the second tallest, fastest and longest drop of all wooden coasters in America. El Toro also delivers nine “airtime” opportunities, giving riders the highly sought thrill ride sensation of weightlessness.
El Toro anchors a newly themed area, Plaza del Carnaval that evokes the sights and sounds of coastal Mexico. Plaza del Carnaval also features a new Mexican restaurant, La Cocina; new marketplace-style shopping at El Mercado; and a new rocking, spinning family ride, Tango. For more information on El Toro and Plaza del Carnaval, visit www.sixflags.com Soundbites
- “Coastin’ Steve” O’Donnell, Roller Coaster Enthusiast, Horsham, PA
- Al Rubano, Director of Construction Six Flags Great Adventure
- Franceen Gonzales, Spokeswoman Six Flags Great Adventure (Spanish-speaking)
- Six Flags Great Adventure Spokesperson
- El Toro
- Running of the Bulls
- Plaza del Carnaval
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