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Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas
Arlington, Texas
 
 

Runaway Mine Train

Make History in Your Own Backyard.

Welcome, cowpokes, to the original and most classic roller coaster in the original and most classic Six Flags park. You’ll journey back to the old west on a runaway mine car that just can’t slow down. In fact, this was the very first mine car style coaster, a well-loved concept inspired by American frontier history that was later copied all over the world.

On more than 2,400 feet of track, you’ll fly through an old mining town at 35 miles per hour,

A series of snaking S-turns will get the breeze in your hair. The authentic mining town setting only adds to the fun. You’ll zoom past old prospector tents, covered bridges, and through the dark rock crusher quarry.

And finally, your high speed mine car will pay a visit to the Ace Hotel and Saloon. Wave high to the old timey barkeeper, as the countless coaster fans have who passed through before you, from across the great history of the park. And now it’s time for the legendary final drop. You didn’t just take a tour through history, now you’re a part of that history.

By The Numbers

Top Speed
35 mph
Elevation
35 feet
Length
2,500 feet
Duration
4 minutes, 45 seconds
Introduced
1966
Manufacturer
Arrow Development Company
Key Features
World's first runaway mine train roller coaster

What Our Guests Say

  • "my favorite... The timelessness of the old western card game, and sharp plunge into the dark tunnel is still a thrill!"
    - Dee H. From Fort Worth
  • "I love how the last big climb sneaks up on you after you've gone through hills that ended in nice curves, instead of drops."
    - Danette L. From Sulphur Springs, Tx
  • "The Runaway Mine Train is a terrific ride for the whole family! Don't forget to say "Hi!" to those mannequins before that death defying drop!"
    - Jasmine
  • "Runaway Mine Train was fun fun fun! I really enjoyed the tunnels!"
    - James J
  • "A perfect beginner rollercoaster! My 4 year old loved it....especially the surprise at the end."
    - Amelia From Katy,tx

What do you think?

Thrill Level
Moderate

Minimum Height

42"
Location in Park: 

Boomtown