UPDATE September 22 – El Toro has been dominated as “structurally compromised” in accordance to the initial inspection report executed by State inspectors. For the duration of the discipline investigation, inspectors have “recognized structural damage impacting multiple wood keep track of aid columns in a part of the coaster observe”.
El Toro has remained closed since the incident on the night of Thursday August 25 when 13 riders had been injured just after the coach strike a “pothole” which is a slight separation involving the steel monitor and the wooden composition.
Impression: 6 FlagsFurther investigations are ongoing and El Toro will continue being closed indefinitely at Six Flags Wonderful Journey till the track has been fixed and all basic safety tests have been passed. So significantly we don’t have a timeline for when El Toro is probably to reopen. 
El Toro experienced only been open up for five months subsequent its closure thanks to a partial derailment in June 2021. We will update you with further more details concerning the incident on August 25, 2022 and when El Toro is set to reopen on our news and Facebook site.
Image: 6 FlagsSeptember 2 – There has been a even further update pertaining to the malfunction which occured on El Toro at 6 Flags Wonderful Adventure on Thursday August 25. In accordance to Information 12 New Jersey, 6 Flags has claimed that the “major and again-up basic safety systems did their career allowing the prepare to total the experience with out significant incident.” 
6 Flags has not commented on the allegations made by an staff to CBS New York stating, “maintenance has regarded about it, and they have tried out repairing it, but for how it is, it just retains, like…  occurring. The workforce hold telling them that there is an an difficulty with the pothole and routine maintenance has finished absolutely nothing about it.”
It has been confirmed that the area of the keep track of the place the malfunction took place which is the locale of the “pothole” will be set, inspected and signed off before El Toro will reopen. There is at this time no specific timeline for how very long this will just take and when visitors will be capable to experience El Toro yet again. We will keep you posted on our news and Facebook web page.
UPDATE August 29 – It has now disclosed by an personnel at Six Flags Fantastic Journey that the lead to of the malfunction which brought on 13 people to be hurt on Thursday August 25 was regarded about by the servicing group at the park. What we know is that the malfunction was caused by a pothole, a term made use of to explain a slight separation among the observe and picket framework, towards the end of the trip, right before the very last switch.
The worker spoke completely with CBS New York stating, “maintenance has identified about it, and they have tried out repairing it, but for how it is, it just keeps, like…  occurring. The personnel preserve telling them that there is an an challenge with the pothole and maintenance has carried out absolutely nothing about it.”
The only statement Six Flags Terrific Experience has introduced is this, “The ride will remain shut for inspection. Any upkeep and repairs needed will be accomplished and the experience will be re-inspected by our engineers, maintenance professionals, our 3rd party unbiased security inspectors and the point out of NJ prior to re-opening,”
We are not anticipating El Toro to be back again in motion for the relaxation of the 2022 season and we will update you with any more facts as soon as we have it on our information and Facebook website page.
August 27 – El Toro is closed at Six Flags Great Adventure following an incident took position on the night of Thursday August 25, 2022. It will continue to be closed for the foreseeable long run as the trigger of the malfunction is becoming investigated and substantial screening is finished.
The Section of Group Affairs ended up alerted on Thursday evening when witnesses at Six Flags Wonderful Journey reportedly heard a loud bang adopted by observing the roller coaster jolting. The roller coaster done its cycle and all friends exited in the normal way.
Impression: 6 FlagsIt has been noted that 13 individuals in whole ended up wounded with 5 remaining taken to healthcare facility. Two people sustained back again injuries, two were being dealt with for mouth/tongue accidents and a single had a neck damage. All individuals have been efficiently treated and have now been unveiled from hospital.
We are expecting this investigation to be a lengthy procedure as was the circumstance previous year when El Toro experienced a partial derailment in July 2021 and was subsequently shut for the relaxation of the 2021 season.
El Toro opened in 2006 and it highlighted the steepest fall of any wooden roller coaster in the environment at the time – an scary 76 levels. It is 1 of the tallest and fastest rides of its sort in the earth, hitting a top rated pace of 70 miles for every hour at the foundation of its 176-foot very first drop. Uniquely, a cable raise is used in choice to a chain raise to get to the leading of this hill.
Dominating the Plaza Del Carnival spot of Six Flags Wonderful Experience, El Toro attributes a lengthy 4,400-foot circuit. It is renowned among the coaster fans for the extraordinary amounts of “airtime” that it provides, and regularly areas hugely in “world’s greatest coaster” polls.
Image: 6 FlagsThere are no even further facts as of still as to why this malfunction occured or when we will see El Toro reopening. We will retain you posted on our news and Fb web page.

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