Although the Summer season has just come to a close in the northern hemisphere, our friends in the south are gearing up for their summer season. Warner Bros Movie World in Australia will add Green Lantern Coaster just in time for Christmas. The S&S Power El Loco will be the 5th coaster in the park, the first one added in the last 6 years. Construction is well underway with the first pieces of supports and track already vertical.
Since its debut in 2008, S&S Power has had considerable success with their El Loco model. For the average park guests, the 100+ degree drop, two inversions and completed twisted inversions provide for a great thrill that simply cannot be found on the common theme park ride. From a park stand point, an El Loco brings in a high-thrill family attraction in a compact space, but also for an affordable price (according to a quick RCDB search, an El Loco will run at about $5.5 million). Although these may not be the capacity eaters that larger parks need, the El Loco certainly seems to be gaining popularity with smaller and family own parks.
Below is a video of Timber Drop, an El Loco that opened this year in Fraispertuis-City:
Green Lantern Coaster is expected to open sometime