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Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:27 pm
El Toro media day MONDAY!!!!!!
From Xtreme Coasters
I just received an email from Kristin Siebenecher, the public relations manager for Six Flags Great Adventure:
MEDIA ALERT * MEDIA ALERT
For Immediate Release June 10, 2006
On June 12, Run With The Bulls At Six Flags Great Adventure As The
Monstrous 'El Toro' Wooden Roller Coaster Is Unleashed
El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure's highly-anticipated, monstrous
wooden coaster, will celebrate its grand opening June 12 in Jackson, NJ.
Media are invited to enjoy exclusive ride time on the coaster before it
opens to the public that afternoon.
MONDAY, June 12, 2006 at 11 a.m.
Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ. Exit 7A of NJ Turnpike to
I-195 East to Exit 16A; OR GSP to Exit 98 to I-195 West to Exit 16. All
media - use employee entrance 100 yds. past main entrance. Follow signs
to media event. Event starts promptly at 11 am.
DETAILS: El Toro, which has the steepest vertical drop of any
wooden coaster in the world, 76 white-knuckled degrees, marries the
smooth height, speed, technology and exciting twisting elements of steel
coasters with a classic wooden design.
El Toro's launch will be highlighted by roller coaster enthusiasts
from six states including New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey taking
part in a "Running of the Bulls." Led by Spanish "Running of the
Bulls" veteran Jesus Urtasun of Willingboro, NJ, participants will
charge toward the coaster dressed in traditional red-and-white Running
of the Bulls attire, and compete to be the first to take on the fierce
At 188 feet tall, reaching 70 mph, El Toro ranks among the tallest and
fastest wooden roller coasters in the world. In addition to its
record-breaking vertical drop, its 4,400 feet of mountainous track has
the second tallest, fastest and longest drop of any wooden coaster in
GREAT VIDEO, AUDIO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES!
TV ASSIGNMENT EDITORS - El Toro-mounted reverse point-of-view camera
will be available to film your reporter, and great ride b-roll tapes
will be available.
Expect a full report for Coaster World News later Monday night, and hopefully a reverse POV that will be uploaded Tuesday morning.
Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:36 pm
^^The whole middle portion of Colossos has no air. But the rest of the ride does!
Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:24 pm
EL TORO IS OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:07 pm
^ Uh well welcome to the forums, but is it really necessary that you type in all caps?
It's not officially open, it's not open untill tomorrow, Media Day. Not the Public opening. The Public opening is I dunno when. I'm guessing the 13th.
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:19 pm
Actually, from what I've been told, it is running today.
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:20 pm
Hmm, interesting. That would be pretty cool. Kinda like a soft opening I guess.
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:37 pm
Heh, I already requested some days off to get down to SFGAdv to ride El Toro. Wooo, two weeks and I'll ride it.
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:42 pm
El Toro opened today, go ride it.
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:46 pm
El Toro IS open! I got a ride in the front row!
(Pictures taken after the public opening around 2pm today)
The airtime is just hella crazy insane. The ops have been instructed to MEGA Staple EVERY rider because of it. The ejector air is so intense, I've never felt anything close! (Not even SROS)
After the biggest pop of Ejector Air EVER on the passover of RT, the twister section FLIES through the first half and then slows down for the pull into the brakes. This thing is insane. Seriously.
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:53 pm
. The 27th never felt so close.
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