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Wooden mega-coaster El Toro debuts at Six Flags in New Jersey

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Published: June 11, 2006 at 7:11 PM

El Toro, the Intamin woodie coaster with steel mega-coaster specs, officially debuts to the public Monday at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey.

The coaster boasts a 188-foot lift hill, 176-foot initial drop and a top speed of 70 mph. The initial drop's angle of 76 degrees is reported to be the steepest of any wooden coaster in the world.

As always, readers' reviews are warmly welcomed, on our El Toro page.

Readers' Opinions

From Chris P. on June 12, 2006 at 2:35 PM
From the testing videos I have seen, this thing is FAST! It has loads of airtime as well.
From Robert Niles on June 12, 2006 at 3:36 PM
Okay, am I the only one who did a double-take seeing SFGAdv's *flame* logo for a *wooden* coaster? ;-)
From Melinda Webster on June 13, 2006 at 5:48 AM
HAHAHA! I did the same thing when I saw it. Who approved that! Lol!
From Derek Potter on June 13, 2006 at 8:22 PM
Do they know that El Toro means the bull in Spanish? and if so, why is there a giant flame behind the logo? In any event, the coaster does look good and will please the coaster fans.
From Adrienne McDonald on June 15, 2006 at 1:10 PM
Well I like the flames, maybe they used the flames coz the coaster was sooo 'flaming' HOTT ;) :) OOORRRRR MAYBE they didn't wanna copy Raging Bull's logo (or make it similar) or just wanted something unique. I think they still cudda put horns on it like the 'T' made w/Texas Longhorns horns (the cow's, not the football team, BTW).

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