For those of you who are eagerly awaiting news on the opening day of El Toro at 6 Flags Terrific Journey, the great information is that testing is continuing and a spokesperson from the park has verified that the roller coaster will reopen as quickly as tests is full and a entire basic safety look at has been accomplished which need to be imminent.
According to the online video which was posted on YouTube yesterday by Colliwood Studios and is embedded under, screening is evidently continuing and appears to be going extremely properly which is outstanding to see. We are expecting confirmation incredibly shortly of the opening and we are seeking ahead to bringing you news on the accomplishment of this overhaul which includes the retracking of a number of sections.
We are really hoping that we will not see the identical predicament as The Grizzly at Kings Dominion which considering that its latest reopening has had pretty combined views. It also has noticed big sections of the roller coaster retracked which in its circumstance has remaining company with an encounter which alternates amongst fantastically smooth and unpleasantly tough.
Before this week there was breaking information about El Toro at Six Flags Wonderful Adventure, when the very first footage appeared on line of tests taking area and the track staying walked. Look at out the footage down below which was posted to Instagram by Owen pa.coasterfan.
We even now await confirmation of the formal reopening day which we will update you with as before long as it is introduced. El Toro has remained closed at Six Flags Fantastic Journey considering that the incident on the evening of Thursday August 25, when 13 riders had been injured following the educate hit a “pothole” which is a slight separation concerning the metal keep track of and the picket construction.
We have been carefully adhering to the retracking of this legendary wooden coaster and we now deliver you the most current update which has been posted on YouTube by Coliwood Studios.
Function appears to be going on on the elevate hill with a equipment established up at the foundation of the cable raise, from rumors it looks that they could both be respooling it, transforming the cable or performing on the motor.
Majority of the re-monitoring appears to be done like the prime flip space prior to the very first big fall as nicely as the floater hill. The entire space at the base of the transform close to has gained new wood supports.
The trains are even now in position and it is expected that El Toro will reopen at some point this summer months. Some rumors on line counsel a Memorial Working day reopening and although we are optimisitic, this appears somewhat unrealisitic seeing as we are only just around two weeks away! We will update you on the official reopening day as shortly as it is verified.
Graphic: 6 FlagsSix Flags Great Journey opened for the 2023 time on Saturday April 1, and thanks to a video posted on YouTube by Coliwood Studios we can saw the perform that had been carried out on El Toro.
The video from April 1, exhibits quite a few parts of the roller coaster which have been absolutely retracked like a considerable part on the base of the to start with drop as properly as the change at leading of raise hill new monitor, the bottom of very first camel back again hill (2nd hill), the base of the flip all around element and the rolling thunder hill. These elements which have been retracked can be evidently observed as they are darker in color than the unique keep track of.
You can also see in the video that the two El Toro trains have been completely repainted and although they do not have new headrests the facet guards have been entirely replaced. The Kia promotion appears to have been stripped from the practice and it has been returned to its unique dim brown coloration.
There has been speculation that operate has been performed on the cable lift, perhaps a new cable has been or will be fitted but this has not verified at this stage. There is also a rumor that El Toro could be acquiring a panel upgrade.
The signal close by reads “PLAZA DEL CARNIVAL, EL TORO, TANGO & MACHO NACHO Opening This Summer season” and confirms that El Toro enthusiasts will once yet again be equipped to trip this legendary roller coaster at some point this summer months. We nevertheless await a organization day whilst Memorial Working day Weekend (May 29) is now being floated and will update you as soon as it is declared.
Picture: Six FlagsThe video clip also updates you on every little thing new at 6 Flags Wonderful Experience such as new banners at the entrance, a new basketball game and the Wicked Saloon outside bar area. There is also set to be an Autism licensed heart in the Bugs Bunny Nationwide Park where the Camp Kitchen is. An opening day for this has not been announced.
From the video update from the beginning of March posted to YouTube by ElToroRyan, we knew that this iconic wood roller coaster would not be completely ready to reopen for the get started of the 2023 time on April 1.
This online video update showed that El Toro proceeds to be re-tracked with repairs and replacements also remaining performed to the ride’s construction and supports. El Toro has been closed due to the fact the incident on August 25, 2022 when 13 riders ended up injured just after the educate hit a “pothole” which is a slight separation concerning the steel observe and the wood composition.
According to the report, El Toro will reopen at some stage in the summer season when all repairs and perform have been finished and signed off. Do the job is set to ramp up additional in the next weeks with cranes on web site. As a consequence of this, a quantity of other rides in the vicinity of El Toro will continue to be shut until finally Memorial Working day Weekend (May perhaps 29, 2023). These include Medusa, The Runaway Mine Coach and the Skyway.
Although the wait around is discouraging, when El Toro does reopen in the summer it ought to be all set to operate safely and reliably and will freshly painted trains! We will continue to keep you current with further particulars of the re-monitoring and repairing of El Toro above the coming months and will notify you of the official reopening date as before long as it is introduced.