Statistics

Length:2,349 ft
Height:32 ft
Drop:41 ft
Inversions:0
Speed:37 mph
Duration:3:00
Elements:Chain Lift Hill
Chain Lift Hill
Chain Lift Hill

Details

Former names:River King Run-Away Mine Train (1972 to 1983)
River King Mine Train (6/1971 to 1971)
Former status:SBNO during 1988
Operated from 6/1971 to 1987
Relocations:Six Flags St. Louis as River King Mine Train
Dollywood as Thunder Express
Magic Springs & Crystal Falls as Big Bad John
Categories:Hybrid (Wood Structure)
Trains:5 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 30 riders per train.
History:When the River King Mine Train opened it was really two mine train roller coasters set side-by-side. One of the two tracks was sold to Dollywood.

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