East Coast(er) General wrote:No, that's not true. It seems to give a bigger jolt as the train moves onto the lift hill (perhaps due to the new cable), but that's the only difference I noticed. Like Maverick, you have to anticipate the turns on El Toro or you might get roughed up a little, but not any more than usual.
You are correct about anticipating the turns but I was refereing to how it rides. I have heard the coaster overall has been getting rougher. I remember the coaster riding smoother than most steel coasters. I have not ridden it this year but have the past 2 years. Is it still that way or is it getting rougher?
Truthfully, the front two cars still feel as smooth as the day they opened. The back row has a bit more of the "intamin feel" to it now but still is incredibly smooth and nothing to worry about. If people start complaining El Toro is rough, god knows what they think of all the other woodies out there (not counting Plug & Plays.. of course). LOL.
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The only reason I brought this up is because I read in a few trip reports (more than one) that El Toro was getting rougher. I have always thought it was super smooth and I wanted to make sure it still is. The only place I noticed anything was a little shuffle in the turn around but it lasted for about a second.
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Last update: 2:24 p.m. EDT Oct. 23, 2008 JACKSON, N.J., Oct 23, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Six Flags Great Adventure, recognized for its award-winning collection of thrill rides, today unveiled plans to dramatically transform the world's first floorless, looping coaster, Medusa. The Medusa redesign will deliver a multi-sensory ride experience with all-new thematics and innovative, state-of-the-art visual, audio and sensory effects launching it into another dimension of thrills and excitement.
"Since it opened in 1999 as the world's first floorless coaster, Medusa has been a fan favorite," said Mark Kane, Six Flags Great Adventure Park President. "This redesign will take one of the park's most popular attractions to the next level. A similar transformation of the X2 coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles has received widespread acclaim and we expect the relaunch of this ride to shatter that response. It will be a must-ride experience."
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Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park company with 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Founded in 1961, Six Flags has provided world class entertainment for millions of families with cutting-edge, record-shattering roller coasters and appointment programming and special events such as the weekly Summer Concert Series, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park. Now 47 years strong, Six Flags is recognized as the preeminent thrill innovator while reaching to all demographics -- families, teens, tweens and thrill seekers alike -- with themed attractions based on the Looney Tunes characters, the Justice League of America, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, The Wiggles and Thomas the Tank Engine. Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly-traded corporation
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