El Toro (Freizeitpark Plohn)

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El Toro
El-Toro.jpg
Freizeitpark Plohn
Coordinates 50°33′57″N 12°24′04″E / 50.565953°N 12.400985°E / 50.565953; 12.400985Coordinates: 50°33′57″N 12°24′04″E / 50.565953°N 12.400985°E / 50.565953; 12.400985
Status Operating
Opening date April 10, 2009 (2009-04-10)
General statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Height 81 ft (25 m)
Drop 71 ft (22 m)
Length 2,379 ft (725 m)
Speed 46 mph (74 km/h)
Inversions 0
Trains Single train with 12 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.
El Toro at RCDB
Pictures of El Toro at RCDB

El Toro is a wooden roller coaster at Freizeitpark Plohn in Germany. This is the third roller coaster built by Great Coasters International in Europe, after Thunderbird at PowerPark in Finland and Troy at Toverland in the Netherlands. It cost 5.1 million EUR and was by the European Regional Development Fund.

Ride[edit]

The ride has a length of 2,379 feet and a height of 80.6 feet. The trains have a top speed of 45.6 miles per hour. They pass through two tunnels under a Log flume.

Train[edit]

El Toro has one train of twelve cars. Passengers are placed two in a row for a total of twenty-four passengers per train. It features GCI's Millennium Flyer trains.

Rankings[edit]

Golden Ticket Awards: Top wood Roller Coasters
Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Ranking 35[1] 34[2] 23[3] 29[4] 37[5]
Mitch Hawker's Best Roller Coaster Poll: Best wood-Tracked Roller Coaster[6]
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Ranking 20 13 7 12 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 50 wood Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 15 (6.2): 46–47. September 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Top 50 wood Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 16 (6.2): 46–47. September 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2013 Top 50 wood Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 17 (6.2): 40–41. September 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2014 Top 50 wood Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 18 (6.2): 38–39. September 2014. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2015 Top 50 wood Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 19 (6.2): 45–46. September 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ Hawker, Mitch. "Wooden Roller Coaster Poll 20 Year Results Table (1994–2013)". Best Roller Coaster Poll. Retrieved March 2, 2014.