2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: El Toro vs. Griffon
The second round of the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament
continues with a contest from the Best Roller Coaster bracket.
You can click the links or pictures below for a full description of each coaster, along with ride video and comments from other Theme Park Insider readers.
3. Six Flags Great Adventure's El Toro [Intamin Wooden]
(Round One: Defeated Six Flags Magic Mountain's Goliath)
6. Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Griffon [Bolliger & Mabillard Dive]
(Round One: Defeated SeaWorld Orlando's Manta)
Please tell us in the comments why you voted the way you did.
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Robert, it always makes me laugh that in the picture of Griffon you always use, the front row is completely empty.
I'm trying to direct Six Flags fans to the site to make this contest more interesting. El Toro is the last Six Flags attraction in the tournament, and from the reviews it sounds like a real whopper of a ride.
No contest! Griffon blows away the competition!
David - It's Russell's picture from the media day. If you look closely, you can see the camera set-up on the car, in the lower right corner of the photo.
Griffon is so much better than SheiKra it's not funny. It's the second Immelmann that does it, just makes it a lot more fun. Granted, my first ride on SheiKra was as it started to rain (and let me state, SheiKra sucks in the rain hardcore.)
Don't know how Griffon can be winning!?!
I'm a little disappointed so far. :( Griffon is a very good, fun ride but El Toro HANDS DOWN deserves to win. It's longer, more intense, has a lot more to it...it's basically just a lot more bang for your buck. Don't get me wrong, Griffon is a worthy opponent, but El Toro is simply the better coaster.
Again, turn-out usually swings the vote in these coaster contests. So if you don't like the way a vote is trending, get out the vote by asking your friends to come vote, too!
to me you cant even compare these to. el toro is one of, if not the best woody ive been on. griffon is just a big, slow dive machine. fun yes, but personally i dont care for them. but that doesnt stop me from riding them anyway.. lol...
I have never ridden El Toro, but because everyone says it is the one coaster that can keep up with the Voyage, I figure it deserves some love. So, despite my BGW Fanboy tendencies, I voted for El Toro.
If you love airtime... El Toro is nothing but!!!
El Toro is an amazing ride and it's really unfair to put a wooden coaster up against a steel. Griffon is at best an "oh hum" ride. El Toro gives you non-stop air time bliss filled ride with a "WHO'S YER DADDY?!" all the way through the entire circuit. Who picks these rides to compare???? Not EVEN a close match in manliness. Griffon is a one trick ride at best. Dark Kastle at Busch Gardens is more exciting than Griffon!
I haven't been on El Toro, so I'm saving my vote on this one! I still need to make a visit to Magic Mountain, though I barely have enough money to make it out of the state, let alone across the country.
Guess my GOTV attempt failed on this one.
As much as I love Griffon and the amazing surroundings, El Toro is a top 5 wooden coaster. It's right up there with Phoenix and The Voyage combining incredible speed, an amazingly smooth ride, and awesome airtime.
OK, the fix must be in! :)
The Griffon is the smoothest ride ever! None of that jerking you around and that drop is awesome!!! Can't wait to ride it again this year!
Your speech got me pumped up, Mike. I just wanna hop on the nearest bull and ride it to hell.
Joshua, if you want to ride it to Hell, you don't have to go far. Dark Knight is just at the other end of the park...
I have been on both coasters and while el toro is undoubtedly the best woodie ive ever ridin nothing compares to griffon and that drop.
Ooooh, Mike! You want some lotion for that burn?
I'm surprised on this result, I haven't ridden either but would expect to like El Toro better, though I may be near Williamsburg in the next month or two, will have to make sure I set some time aside to try out Griffon.
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