roller coaster

The Wooden Monster Coaster

This is one of my favorite roller coaster rides in the World and one of the first "real" roller coaster my oldest son rode back in 2009 when he was just 8 years old. He barely passed the minimum height restrictions - they actually measured him 3 times to make sure. I think he didn't realize what he was up to until we reached the top. That's when he started screaming at me and continued to do so even during the big drop.... I'm a bad parent, I know ;-)

"El Toro, meaning The Bull in Spanish, is a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure. It opened to the public on June 11, 2006. It was designed by Intamin of Switzerland. It had the steepest drop of any wooden roller coaster in the world, at 76 degrees, until this record was broken by T Express in 2008 by 1 degree. It is the third tallest (188 ft; 57 m) and third fastest (70 mph; 113 km/h) wooden roller coaster in the world. It is also the first wooden roller coaster to use a cable lift hill instead of the traditional chain lift. Because of the extreme negative g-forces (airtime) on the ride, the lap-bar restraints are very tight, causing some problems for older and larger riders." Source: Wikipedia