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El Toro wooden roller coaster with train descending a drop
 
 

El Toro

Do You Have What it Takes to Tame the Bull?

Bull-taming is an ancient art that is still practiced today. Now you are going to experience the best of the old world and the best of the new. At first glance, El Toro looks like a classic wooden roller coaster, with mind-blowingly complex architecture rising high over the park. But it is in fact built with ultra-modern engineering techniques, so you are going to get that classic feel with a smoother, faster, more exciting ride than those old wooden coasters ever dreamed possible. El Toro is one of the fastest and tallest wooden runs on Earth.
 
“El Toro” literally means “the bull.” As you feel the power of the bull-like train you’re riding in, you’ll realize how this thriller got its name. This is no peaceful bull— it bucks wildly so hang on tight!
 
Ride him up nearly 19 stories to face the first terrifying drop of 176 feet. At a 76 degree angle, that would be the steepest drop of any wooden-style roller coaster in the country. There is a reason El Toro was voted the #1 Wooden Coaster in the World by the 2011 Internet Coaster Poll,  and again in 2017 by Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards, and this is your first clue.
 
You will zoom through the course at a whopping 70 miles per hour, over a series of insane hills designed to give you maximum airtime. In bull-taming terms, that’s when your tail lifts off the saddle. There will be an amazing nine opportunities to experience this incredible lack of gravity. You’ll take a pair of stupendously steep hills, bank hard left and right, then yet another drop, swerving through the wooden architecture faster than any bull ever ran.
 
The winding serpentine action will feel just like a bull trying to shake you off his back, but hang on tight. With bravery and honor, you can say that you tamed El Toro!
 
For your safety, no loose articles were be permitted on El Toro. All loose articles must be secured in a locker or with a non-rider before entering the queue line.

Right behind the park — just behind El Toro — is a secret toxic dump.

It’s a place where corrupt businesses dump the toxic waste that they hide from the government.

Animals, both domestic and wild, visit at night and feast on the refuse they find there. The best pickings are found in the crisp nights of autumn.

Snack time changes these animals beyond recognition. They become aggressive and unafraid of humans. Their eyes develop weeping sores that burn, as they stretch a dripping paw toward the sweetest part they can find. Bits of flesh and hair can be seen, caught between their long and flaking claws. Teeth shoot into fangs, while their drooling tongues wipe the slime from their smirking lips.

And, still, they’re hungry.

Hired security patrols the park at night. They’ve reported seeing animals, of some sort, but these crass creatures are so quick and so secretive, who can be sure?

The beasts hunt in packs, trapping their helpless prey in the shadows. They congregate on the edges of the forest behind Shockwave, the better to check out the crowd. Brazenly, they attack riders at the depths of this ride’s descent. Then, bellies still not full, they continue their snacking – long after the vile forces of darkness turn into tenuous morning.

Minimum height requirement: 48″ to ride

By The Numbers

First Drop
176 feet and 76 degrees
Top Speed
70 mph
Track Length
4,400 feet
Ride Duration
2 minutes 5 seconds
Manufacturer
Intamin

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El Toro

Closed for the Season

Closed
Thrill Level
Max

Minimum Height

48"
Location in Park: 
Plaza Del Carnaval

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