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Dahlonega Mine Train
Six Flags over Georgia Unlimited

Dahlonega Mine Train's unofficial logo

The Dahlonega Mine Train going over a part of Splashwater Falls

Dahlonga Mine Train at SFOG

THE OVERVIEW
 
The Dahlonega Mine Train is Six Flags over Georgia's original steel roller coaster.

Patterned after a runaway mine train straight from Georgia's Gold Rush days, the Dahlonega Mine Train's 30-passenger express will twist, turn, and drop over a narrow track, keeping your heart thumpin' the whole ride.

RIDE DETAILS
Rule
Track Type Year Designer/Manufacturer
Steel Mine Train 1967 Arrow Dynamics

RIDE STATISTICS

INTRODUCED...June 1967

HEIGHT...37 feet

LENGTH...2,323 feet
 

TOP SPEED...29 mph
 
ANGLE OF DESCENT...45 degrees 

INVERSIONS...0

RIDE DURATION...2:53

COLOR...Brown 

NUMBER OF TRAINS...3 trains

PASSENGERS PER TRAIN...30 passengers

RIDER CAPACITY...2,200 passengers per hour

HEIGHT RESTRICTION...Must be at least 42'' tall
 
RESTRAINT...Two-person lap bar
 
LOCATION...Confederate
 
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RIDE EXPERIENCE
 
ARRANGEMENT: 3 trains with 12 rows. 2 seats per row which seats 30 passengers per train.
 
STRUCTURE: Brown wooden and steel supports with brown steel track
 
FEATURES: Goes over SplashWater Falls on latter half of ride--Goes through two themed "coal mines" and "barns."--The last drop of ride is an underground tunnel without any lights.
 
HISTORY/NOTES: One of the oldest orginal mine trains in North America--Dahlonega Mine Train staff must still manually lift each cars lap bars--Largest person sitting in each row must sit on left side to balance the train--The oldest operating roller coaster at Six Flags over Georgia--During the mid-1980s, small coaster manufacturer, Hopkins, replaced and fixed many old parts on the coaster

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DAHLONEGA MINE TRAIN'S RATING (as of 7.18.02)
 
LOOK....6
 
THEME...6.5
 
LAYOUT...6
 
ELEMENTS...4
 
QUEUE LINE...5.5
 
RIDE...5
 
ROUGHNESS FACTOR...Yes
 
OVERALL...5.5
 
  One of the oldest and most used roller coasters in the southeast, The Dahlonega Mine Train still stands tall at Six Flags over Georgia. Since opening with the park in 1967, the DMT has been considered to be one of the best mine train coasters in the nation. The look, theme, and queue line are all based on the early Dahlonega gold rush, with the coaster being the runaway mine train. To fit this theme, brown colors were used for the track and queue house, and some interesting "country" items were spread out to give it a nice, but not terrific theme on the outside. The ride itself uses the terrain to its advantage slightly. When you go in and out of the small helixes, the terrain is used to make the coaster go, and if if you ever think about it notice how low to the ground you are after the first hill! Sure the ride is good for the first two in a half minutes, but the last part is half the reason why people ride this coaster. When you go through the last underground slope, you do actually feel like your in a runaway mine train, and is the key to this rides success. People say they usually pass this coaster by, but I highly recommend this for ALL coaster people!