Six Flags’ ‘El Toro” named best wooden roller coaster

    Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., has the world’s best wooden roller coaster.

    El Toro, a mere babe among wooden roller coasters at just six years old, was given this year’s “Golden Ticket” award from Amusement Today Magazine for best wooden roller coaster of 2012.

    Judges cited the attraction for having the height and speed of a steel coaster with the old-world charm of wooden coasters.

    Some of the region’s wooden roller coasters date back much further. Dorney Park’s Thunderhawk, for example, was built in 1923 and is still in use today. Not sure if that should inspire confidence or caution.

    Another Six Flags roller coaster, Nitro, was voted the number three steel roller coaster in the world for the sixth year in a row.

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