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Runaway Mine Train Choo

Choo choo!

Descend deep into the ravines and tunnels of Katanga Canyon and brace yourself for an exhilarating ride aboard the Runaway Mine Train. Hold on tight, for spectacular twists and turns as the train speeds along the track, hurtling around the mining town of Katanga with no signs of slowing down. But fear not, for this knuckle-clenching escapade offers the opportunity to spot some of the Canyon’s tropical sights and sights from up high! So, sit back, hold on tight and enjoy the ride! Choo Choo!

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Runaway Mine Train

Rollercoaster rushes through Katanga Canyon

Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Hop on board the Runaway Mine Train and experience the thrill of riding on a long and winding train carriage, sitting two-by-two, as you whizz around the track. Brace yourself for the twists and turns as you go around the 1000ft track, making the most of every moment. Don't forget to keep an eye out for our Katanga camera, and get ready to capture the perfect shot for your memories!

Since opening in 1992, the Runaway Mine Train has been delighting theme park goers on a wild runaway ride for decades. Located in the Katanga Canyon area of Alton Towers Theme Park, this powered steel roller coaster shares a tunnel with the water ride next door! As you ride the train, you can wave to riders on the Congo River Rapids and feel the excitement of the water ride.

So, what are you waiting for? Get ready for an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime!

Katanga Mining Co

Forging a legacy since 1992

Since its inception, the Katanga Canyon Mining Company has carved out a legendary presence in the untamed Canyons of Katanga. Renowned for its peculiar ore extraction methods, their unique Mine Train seamlessly integrates with the rugged landscape - an audacious marvel symbolizing the company's commitment to daring exploration.

Guided by a vision of unconventional mining, Katanga Canyon Mining Company sets a benchmark for an unwavering spirit of adventure. Beyond the minerals, the Mine Train hurtles through the Canyon, its bright red engine carriage, a beacon for visionary explorers, adding a splash of defiance to the wild terrain. In the heart of the wilderness, Katanga Canyon Mining Company thrives as a testament to daring exploration and the indomitable desire for adventurers to discover!

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Ride Stats

  • Location: Katanga Canyon
  • Maximum Height: 11m
  • Top speed: 22.4mph
  • G-Force: +2G
  • Track Length: 456m
  • Duration: 1:50
  • Capacity: 1061 riders per hour
  • Can you ride?
    You must be at least 1.1m tall to ride.
    If you are under 1.3m, an adult must ride with you.

I have never seen anyone not enjoy it. A great family ride that hurtles through the woodland, through a tunnel and round quite a few fast paced bends.

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Did You Know?

  • The Runaway Mine Train was designed by John Wardley, the rollercoaster designer behind iconic rides like Oblivion, Galactica, Th13teen and Wicker Man.
  •  This family rollercoaster is a beginners ride for junior thrill seekers, before they brave our biggest attractions!
  • Theme Park Top Tip: This is a great ride to get funny rollercoaster photos with family and friends! Look out for the camera before you enter the tunnel.

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