The Runaway Mine Train opens daily at 11 a.m. This classic steel coaster takes you back to the old days, when life was simple. A prospector on the wild frontier could make a fortune mining for gold…as long as the brakes on his old mine car held out. Now you can feel the high-speed charge of flying down the rails on a runaway mine train. This longtime favorite has been thrilling miners of all sizes at Great Adventure for more than three decades, and now you’ll see why. First you’ll haul your gold up a 60-foot hill, and suddenly you’ll drop 39 feet, building up to a swift 38 miles per hour as you race through the trees. Then your train chugs through a series of twisty helixes, curves, and hops, through the untamed foliage of the old west. You’ll make a pulse-quickening drop right over a beautiful lake, so close that you can practically see the gold nuggets under the water. If only that train would slow down long enough for you to grab ’em. How’s a prospector supposed to earn a living under these conditions? Best to just hang on and have the time of your life, there’ll be plenty of time for mining tomorrow!