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El Toro may be out for the season

08/18/13 at 06:05am in El Toro may be out for the season (Latest Edit: 08/18/13 at 06:18am by Unagi.)
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ACE is having an event there in a few weeks and they sent out this message regarding El Toro's status.

Quote:El Toro's lift motor has blown. It's not a meltdown. The motor is being shipped to Maryland. If it can be rebuilt, El Toro should run.

If a new motor is needed then it's done for the season. As a backup plan the park has already set into motion replacement ERT as well as something super special if it's determined that El Toro won't run for the event.

When we have the FACTS we will pass them to you.

Oh, Intamin!

The ironic thing about this is the event's name is "Riding of the Bull."

I guess all we can say to this is Stay tuned.....
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08/18/13 at 12:54pm in El Toro may be out for the season
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Intamin lift motors seemed to be an issue right now...

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08/18/13 at 02:03pm in El Toro may be out for the season
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If El Toro is out for RotB it's likely ACE will get ERT on Nitro and the other B&M's. Utter shame the engine failed on Toro, first time the ride's been closed for 3 consecutive days in its life
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08/18/13 at 04:49pm in El Toro may be out for the season
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(08/18/13 02:03pm)b.mac Wrote:  Utter shame the engine failed on Toro, first time the ride's been closed for 3 consecutive days in its life

El Toro had periods of downtime when it first opened. The train even valleyed right before the brake run and the ride was struck by lightning five years ago but only closed for a few days. They seem to have worked out most of the issues over the last few years and has been running fairly well until its motor blew out.
Thanks given by:  b.mac
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08/23/13 at 12:17am in El Toro may be out for the season
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From Screamscape...

El Toro sans lift motor

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08/29/13 at 06:39pm in El Toro may be out for the season
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Will update if I hear anything else.
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08/29/13 at 07:19pm in El Toro may be out for the season
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(08/29/13 06:39pm)b.mac Wrote:  
Will update if I hear anything else.

That's promising.

I was planning a trip up there in October so hopefully it'll be fixed by then!
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08/30/13 at 11:40am in El Toro may be out for the season
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EL BULLO IS BACK!
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08/31/13 at 09:06pm in El Toro may be out for the season
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Deadline for Riding of The Bull Cinco has been extended, the event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7th.

Quote:Online Registration will remain open till Tuesday at 4:00pm

http://ace-nj.ticketleap.com/cinco2013/

We would love to push it further but the holiday will not allow us. This is your last chance to snail mail registration and join over 300 close friends.

Let's go over what you get

Morning ERT on Nitro (Tanya Regan Tribute) and Batman the Ride

Amazing behind, under and between coaster tours. (bring those cameras!)

All you can eat Mexican Feast with unlimited soft drinks

Door prizes and lots of them!

A farewell to Rolling Thunder

1 1/2 hours of Epic evening ERT on El Toro
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