El Toro roller coaster said to pack plenty of thrills
The thrill ride, which incorporates the most daring features of the world’s best wooden roller coasters combined with the smooth speed of a steel coaster, will be the star of a newly themed area of the park, Plaza del Carnaval.
According to information provided by Six Flags, families with young children will explore adventures in the all-new Bugs Bunny National Park children’s area, featuring new rides and attractions designed just for them. Both new areas, including El Toro, are set to open next season.
“Classic design meets state-of-the-art thrills with our spectacular new wooden roller coaster,” said Rick McCurley, the park’s vice president and general manager. “As part of our multi-year expansion to a family destination, this massive coaster adventure will anchor a colorful newly themed area evoking the lively energy of Spanish-speaking regions of the world.”
El Toro’s design features a hybrid design including a classic “out and back” track with four fast-charging drops, multiple highly banked turns and a “twister” finale. El Toro will also deliver nine “airtime” opportunities, giving riders the thrill ride sensation of weightlessness, according to the press release.
At 181 feet tall, reaching 70 mph, El Toro will rank among the tallest and fastest wooden roller coasters in the world. Its 4,400 feet of track includes records for second tallest, fastest and longest drop of all wooden coasters in America and features the world’s steepest drop on a wooden roller coaster, 76 degrees.
El Toro will anchor the Plaza del Carnaval section along a scenic waterway.
This newly themed area will feature La Cocina restaurant offering authentic Mexican fare, plus an open-air, marketplace-style retail shop and a new, themed family ride. Plaza del Carnaval will also include one of the world’s rare, classic dual-track wooden roller coasters, Rolling Thunder, introduced in 1979.
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