El Toro (roller coaster) facts for kids
El Toro, with Kingda Ka in the background
|Six Flags Great Adventure|
|Park section||Plaza del Carnaval|
|Soft opening date||June 11, 2006|
|Opening date||June 12, 2006|
|Model||Wooden Coaster (Prefabricated Track)|
|Track layout||Out and Back|
|Lift/launch system||Cable lift hill|
|Height||181 ft (55 m)|
|Drop||176 ft (54 m)|
|Length||4,400 ft (1,300 m)|
|Speed||70 mph (110 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||76°|
|Capacity||1500 riders per hour|
|Height restriction||48 in (122 cm)|
|Trains||2 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 36 riders per train.|
Flash Pass available
|El Toro at RCDB
Pictures of El Toro at RCDB
El Toro, a Spanish term meaning The Bull, is a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, United States. It was opened on June 11, 2006. It has the steepest drop of any wooden roller coaster in the world, at 76 degrees. It is 188 feet tall, a world record breaking drop on a wooden roller coaster, and goes at a maximum (highest possible) speed of 113 km/h. The speed can sometimes be different. At the beginning of the day, it starts slow, but it goes faster and faster throughout the day. It begins at 108 km/h and by the end of the day it travels at 118 km/h. It has 4,400 feet of track, and the trains are known to not really slow down much through the whole ride. El Toro is also known for its strong airtime (when riders would be thrown out of the seats if the restraints were not there).
El Toro is quite different than most other wooden roller coasters because it is made out prefabricated track, which means that the pieces of track were cut in a factory and do not need to be cut by hand. This makes the time to build El Toro much shorter. Since it uses prefabricated track, the ride is very smooth. Most wooden roller coasters are known to be quite rough.
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