River King Mine Train has a unique history since it is one of a pair of side-by-side Mine Train coasters that were original rides at Six Flags St. Louis. The second track was sold to Dollywood in 1989 and has since been relocated to Magic Springs & Crystal Falls where it operates as Big Bad John.
Another interesting fact is that the River King Mine Ride was retrofitted to become the Railblazer stand-up roller coaster for one year. Stand-up trains rode the rails for the 1984 season. Unfortunately, after an accident, the park closed the stand-up version and placed the original seated trains back in service the next season.
|1971||Steel||Mine Train||Arrow Dynamics|
|Drop: 41 feet||Height: 32 feet|
|Length: 2,349 feet||Trains: 4 - 30 passenger|
|Ride Time: 2 minutes||Top Speed: 37 mph|
|Train Mfg: Arrow Dynamics|
1984 – Renamed Railblazer and seated trains swapped out for stand-up trains for one season.
Train has five cars with three rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Ride capacity: 42 passengers per hour
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