SharkTums wrote:I love all the fanboys saying there's no difference...then in the same sentence saying "but you don't get yanked over the first drop as good anymore"!!! Then there *IS* a difference!
I'm sure the ride is still amazing, but as I posted a while ago, one of my favorite parts was hauling a$$ around the top them plummeting down and as some of you have fessed up to that part is changed now!
I didn't as absolutely, I said there really wasn't a difference! It's only a slowed down lift. Trust us, the ride after that turn around and top of the drop is no different!
Also, the guests weren't complaining, the staff were getting reports about some things the train was doing that felt unsafe (I know, the lead op pulled me aside to ask me if something seemed different). GP don't even realize the difference. But I've seen this lift do different speeds to.
I've done it once where the lift came to a complete stop before releasing and then I've had it just slow down. But take my word, it's still El Toro
I can say, not as a fan boy, because I'm not, I'm just stuck living an hour away to the park, that after riding it 3 or 4 times last night, the ride AFTER the lift hill is the same, and, somehow, it's running surprisingly faster. The turn going into the drop is slower, obviously, but everything else is the same. There really is no reason for a 5 or 6 page rant saying "oh this sucks, this sucks" because until you've actually ridden it, there's no reason anyone can say the ride "Sucks now"
When I first heard about this happening, I was truly upset as well, but after my rides last night, it's still a fabulous ride. After talking with a few of my good friends that work up on Toro, I was told it was coming into the brakes about 2 or 3 seconds faster yesterday than it did the entire months of April/May.
No matter how fast the train hits that first drop, it can still only go so fast due to the size of the wheels. There is no difference in the ride. In fact, as Rob mentioned above, its running faster than it ever has. My rides late Saturday night were the best I've ever gotten and thats with 60+ rides on it. Toro is even giving air on the final hop into the brakes
In my opinion, having the great anticipation at the top before going down that drop is even better now. And the whip effect in the very back is
No doubt, if in fact they replaced the wheels and the ride went faster. Then they slowed the lift. It would then be going as fast as ever.
Now if they did not make any modifications except slow the lift, then the ride will certainly be slower.
Don't get me wrong. I am not saying it is not a good ride now. I never rode it so when i do, i am sure it will be awesome.
I am just saying that it is absolute fact that if the lift is slowed at the point the train disengages from it, it will in fact slow the whole ride down. That is just pure scientific proven fact.
I can't wait to ride it though. it still looks awesome.
I do feel sorry for all those who have ridden it prior cause i know it will feel less than it was to most.
Maybe we're all missing the bigger picture here. Six Flags is actually attending to, and trying to maintain their world-class woodie. If the experience is slightly altered a mph or two, it's much better than letting the whole thing turn to crap. It's really just nice to see a big chain doing what they should with a great ride. Maybe I'm wrong, but either way, I'm still dying to get a ride on it.
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