El Toro Derailed at Six Flags Great Adventure


El Toro, the signature wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure, derailed today at the park and valleyed as a part of an incident.

El Toro Wooden Roller Coaster First Camelback Six Flags Great Adventure

This is still a developing story and not all details are known. So here are what details we do know at the moment. Should any updates become apparent after the initial story is posted they will appear in bold below the initial update.

People were on the ride at the time, although no injuries were reported at least initially. The last car in the ride's train (the bull-themed train was the one involved in the incident) did partially come off the track.

It is unclear what this means for the future of the ride in either the short or long term, and when it will reopen as well as if it will involve any changes to the ride either temporarily or permanently. As of right now, it is unclear what caused the incident on the ride.

UPDATE 1: The park has reported via social media that the ride will be closed for a safety inspection. No timeframe has been given on the ride reopening as of the moment, nor the extent of any damage to the roller coaster.

UPDATE 2: Unconfirmed eyewitness reports state the train was having troubles early in the layout before eventually stopping near the end of the ride, potentially as early as the first drop.

UPDATE 3: Unconfirmed reports now are pointing towards a potentially less severe wheel issue as the cause of the partial derailment.

El Toro Wooden Roller Coaster Ride Entrance Six Flags Great Adventure

I rode this roller coaster yesterday and nothing appeared to be wrong with the ride at the time that I noticed. This is a developing situation and we here at Theme Parks and Entertainment will continue to keep you updated on this issue as the story develops.