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River King Mine Ride

Six Flags St. Louis

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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.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1971 Steel Mine Train Arrow Dynamics

Roller Coaster Stats

  • 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

River King Mine Ride Facts & History

Features: Three lift hills

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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