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El Dorado Auto Skooters
Website: Coney Island Rides Homepage
Ride Type: Bumper Cars
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.0000
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 3
Last Review: 12/15/2007 1:12:00 PM
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4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up T-Rex on 12/15/2007 1:12:00 PM
These were pretty good bumper cars. The cars themselves were merely average, in terms of their speed and power. However, the atmosphere was what I really loved as the ride had blaring music and some great strobe lights that really made the ride better.

5 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Horizons12 on 4/2/2007 10:49:00 PM
In any normal park these Bumper Cars would have gotten a 6 or 7. They were really just the standard run of the mill bumper cars that dont hit too hard but arent tame either. Of course these arent installed at any normal park, these are actually located on the ground floor of a building right on the street. Its also the funkiest bumper car ride youll ever be on...more on that later. Large yellow signs proclaim the El Dorados presence along with the rides motto "Bump Your Ass Off!" with an arrow pointing to a drawn donkey. $5 gets you a half-dollar sized token used as admission inside. While waiting to get on, you get to watch other riders duke it out with their cars through a caged wall piece. Once aboard its up to you if you want to ride with or without the restraints. The car responded perfectly to all of my steering and backing up maneuvers which is a big plus since I hate getting stuck due to messed up steering. The spaces around the turns seem to be a big tie up spot on this ride; luckily I always missed being caught in it and would roll around picking up a full head of steam before ploughing into unsuspecting riders. Ride ops also tend to jump onto the cars and ride around with people that may be having trouble with the steering; a site indeed. Now I mentioned that these bumper cars are the funkiest youll ever be on because Its like riding bumper cars in a cheap undeground club complete with DJ and loud music. Multicolored lights cover the walls along with strobes and those spinning multicolored light devices. The music thumps and the riders bump; I cant imagine this anywhere else than in Coney Island.

4 Rating
+3 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Fetch251 on 8/10/2004 4:33:00 PM
Before last summer I hadnt been to Coney Island since I was a child in the 80s. I remember riding the El Dorado in the passenger seat with my father driving. It was completely awesome! Dark. Thumping beat. Sparks flying overhead. Lights and stobes. I wandered the streets of Coney last year looking for it to no avail (I wasnt aware of its name at the time). Needless to say, now that I know it still exists Ill be back wandering the streets in September. If anyone is a Clash fan, or has seen "The Clash on Broadway" (now available on the Essential Clash DVD released last year), there is a great part with footage of early 80s Coney. Mick Jones riding the El Dorado with "Overpowered by Funk" playing over the top.

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