It remains to be seen how much life this coaster has in it before requiring a full re-track.
The ride is an entirely different beast to most wooden coasters, riding more like a hypercoaster.
Wooden superstructure from the Zumanjaro queue line.
These small hills at the end of the ride are some of the most aggressive.
A section of the old "Rolling Thunder" wooden coaster.
Like diving of a cliff.
One of the worlds steepest wooden coaster drops.
The hills of El Toro and Kingda Ka.
The two renowned Intamin creations at the park, Kingda Ka and El Toro.
The ride is consistently ranked among the top wooden coasters in the world, and is famous for its fast pacing and aggressive airtime.
El Toro combines the best aspects of 'out and back', and 'twister' style wooden coasters.
The ride is incredibly smooth. Track segments are made of pre laminated and pre curved segments of wood, produced in a factory, and delivered to site. This reduces some of the margin of error that comes with traditionally hand built wooden coasters.
The final part of the ride is a high speed slalom of back to back turns.
The hill passes over the structure of the now demolished "Rolling Thunder" wooden coaster.
A powerful, sharp airtime hill that pulls around -1.6g.
Banking around after the speed hill, the train speed towards the most aggressive moment on the ride....
On the return trip the train passes over a "speed hill", a sort of long, low, drawn out airtime hill taken at high speed. The hill passes under the structure of the ride, providing some near misses with crossbeams overhead.
An upward banked turn, and drop, follows the turnaround.
A banked drop forms the turnaround.
The first two airtime hills.