Canobie Coaster wrote:I know cold temps and wind (more the second) can cause coasters to valley, but I'm still amazed El Toro can valley considering how much that thing hauls when I've ridden it. When it valleys, is it typically on those two small humps returning to the brake run?
Toro has actually been running extremely well this preseason, even in colder temperatures so hopefully we won't see any saddles this season
(The first run of the season may or may not have occurred when it was 39 degrees out and the train may or may not have flown through the course haha I'll say that.)
And yes it typically saddles on the last hill into the brake run. It's taller than the two small humps before it so it's the highest hill following the Rolling Thunder Hill. Intamin purposely made the last hill so tall so that the train would slow down naturally into the brakes.
Can't wait to see everyone on Saturday!
We'll be there on Sunday for our first visit, glad to hear you're still at Toro.
Former Dorney Park ride operator - 2015 season - Demon Drop | Card carrying member of Flyers Addicts Anonymous Steel: 102,Wood:33,Total: 135,Parks:17,Favorite Park:Knoebels Love List:(Steel)Intimidator 305, Fury 325, Maverick, Afterburn | (Wood)Steel Vengeance, Twisted Timbers, Lightning Rod, El Toro, Thunderhead | (Flats) Flyers, Power Surge, Top Spin
El Toro_Ryan wrote:Toro has actually been running extremely well this preseason, even in colder temperatures so hopefully we won't see any saddles this season
Great to hear! Can't wait to get the first rides of the season in.
My wife's plans for tomorrow may possibly be falling through. If that ends up being the case I'm lobbying hardcore to move up the GA run to tomorrow since we'll be "free". Fingers crossed.
That coaster dad  and that coaster kiddo .Road trip buddies for life. Dad's faves: Fury 325. Phantom's Revenge. Twisted Timbers. Intimidator 305. El Toro. Kiddo's faves: Talon. Alpengeist. Raptor. Twisted Timbers. Fury 325.
I got an email about a pretty terrific meal deal: $44.99 for a lunch and a snack every day of the season. I was about to jump on it until I realized that my expectation of when I'll be at the park a lot is around Christmas when I'm there at night and would not be eligible for a "lunch". Would I be able to get that pass to be dinner and a snack? (Dinner is the same meal and thus price, just later in the day.) If not, would the late hours of Holiday in the Park or the Halloween events mean that the "lunch" hours are pushed back?
Regardless, I expect to be there for opening day. Is there a plan to meet up?
I was at the park from around 4:30 to 7. I was actually going on rides for 2 hours, then I had Johnny Rocket's and left. It was a really good time. The operations were actually pretty fast for the first weekend of the season. The crowds were very manageable. The longest I waited was 10 minutes for El Toro, and every other line I waited on was a walk-on or a few trains. I'm going back tomorrow, but I'm going to be there at opening. This seems like a promising season so far! Rides:
Twister Superman: Ultimate Flight - Back row. Seriously, this thing still looks like a dilapidated chinese knockoff. Really nice ride as always though. El Diablo El Toro - Second-to-last row. Running great. Bizarro - Front row. It's running really smoothly compared to last season. And thank god there were only two trains! Runaway Train - Front row. Skyride - This was the first time I actually ever rode it. I should use more. It's actually really convenient. I'm not obsessed with it, but I do see how it could appeal to certain people here. Skull Mountain x 2 - Second-to-last row twice without getting up. It doesn't have all the effects going yet, and there was a huge light pointing towards a wall of insulation. Spooky! Great drop as always and good twistiness. Nitro - Back row. Batman: The Ride - Back row.
Top 3 Parks: Knoebels, Dollywood, Cedar Point Top 3 Steel Coasters: Steel Vengeance, Phantom's Revenge, Skyrush Top 3 Wood Coasters: Voyage, Lightning Rod, El Toro Top 3 Flat Rides: Knoebels Flyers, Zipper, It 185 coasters
I Like Theme Parks. wrote:Skyride - This was the first time I actually ever rode it. I should use more. It's actually really convenient. I'm not obsessed with it, but I do see how it could appeal to certain people here.
Who would be obsessed over a sky--- oh, right. Quick, out of the thread!
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