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  • described the sensation of hitting a pothole after the third drop, including some on Facebook who complained of back pain or said they bit their tongues.

    Here in Texas, SF has the similarly-made, decades-old Texas Giant, and if you don't have severe joint pain, a headache, and a tingling sensation after riding it, you might have leprosy. I literally refuse to ever ride it again, not because of scariness but because it severely jostles you around to the point of ruining the rest of your day, which is probably why they put half-foot-thick pads around you. And it's not enough.

    With the price of wood and the state of the company, I wouldn't be surprised or opposed if Six Flags just started scrapping its "giant" wooden coasters.
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    /did they use their largest scales?
  • I thought headline was talking about MCAS El Toro, and thought, "Wait, it's still open?  I thought it closed years ago!"

    /went to air shows there as a kid
  • I'm getting old, but the wooden coasters are just too rough on me now...
  • Dr. Nick Riviera: I thought headline was talking about MCAS El Toro, and thought, "Wait, it's still open?  I thought it closed years ago!"

    /went to air shows there as a kid


    Frackin aliens destroyed it anyway
  • at first I thought, oh no Puerto Rico!!!
    but no, that's el Morro.
    Ron DeSantis still sucks.
  • Iirc, in the 80s Great Adventure had a string of accidents on rides one summer, back when they had that bobsled coaster I think. Just made me want to go more.
  • El Toro means The Toro.
  • koder: described the sensation of hitting a pothole after the third drop, including some on Facebook who complained of back pain or said they bit their tongues.

    Here in Texas, SF has the similarly-made, decades-old Texas Giant, and if you don't have severe joint pain, a headache, and a tingling sensation after riding it, you might have leprosy. I literally refuse to ever ride it again, not because of scariness but because it severely jostles you around to the point of ruining the rest of your day, which is probably why they put half-foot-thick pads around you. And it's not enough.

    With the price of wood and the state of the company, I wouldn't be surprised or opposed if Six Flags just started scrapping its "giant" wooden coasters.


    Texas Giant was given the RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) treatment a few years ago. It still kinda looks like a wooden coaster but it is steel track with overbanked turns, inversions, and steeP drops.

    El Toro was designed to be able to simply replace entire sections of track in a modular fashion, but I've heard that this was not as cheap or easy as Intamin originally advertised. Also, Six Flags isn't known for going above and beyond when it comes to maintenance
  • First Top Thrill Dragster, now this ride.
  • El Toro is a great ride. It's a 'newer' woody that goes quite fast and is also quite smooth. It really doesn't jostle you around the way something like Rolling Thunder or the Cyclone would.
  • If Theme Park taught me anything, it's that if you build your coaster so wildly unsafe that it launches cars full of people into the air, but you aim it so that they land in a competing park, technically those deaths happened on their property and their reputation suffers. Not yours.
  • This is the only El Toro in my book.

    THE LEGEND OF EL TORO 20 STAIR
    Youtube Ux0LbD6Y3Zg
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