Frankie's Mine Train

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Frankie's Mine Train is a steel roller coaster located at Frontier City and Six Flags Great Escape and Hurricane Harbor, which are both Six Flags parks.

Frankie’s Mine Train
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Frankie's Mine Train at Six Flags Great Escape and Hurricane Harbor
Frontier City
Park sectionTimbertown
Coordinates35°35′10″N 97°26′22″W / 35.5861°N 97.4394°W / 35.5861; -97.4394
StatusOperating
Opening dateMay 25, 2019 (2019-05-25)
ReplacedWild Kitty
Six Flags Great Escape and Hurricane Harbor
Park sectionTimbertown
Coordinates43°21′02″N 73°41′22″W / 43.350670°N 73.689409°W / 43.350670; -73.689409
StatusOperating
Opening dateMay 2005 (2005-05)
Frankie's Mine Train at Six Flags Great Escape and Hurricane Harbor at RCDB
Pictures of Frankie's Mine Train at Six Flags Great Escape and Hurricane Harbor at RCDB
General statistics
TypeSteel – Junior
ManufacturerZamperla
ModelFamily Gravity Coaster 80STD
Lift/launch systemChain lift hill
Height13 ft (4.0 m)
Length262.5 ft (80.0 m)
TrainsSingle train with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 12 riders per train.
Frankie’s Mine Train at RCDB
Pictures of Frankie’s Mine Train at RCDB

The roller coaster is located in the park's respected Timbertown section.

Frontier CityEdit

 
Frankie's Mine Train at Frontier City.

The park was reacquired by Six Flags in 2018, which brought the end of their former kids area to a new Timbertown for the 2019 season.[1] Frontier City announced that the Wild Kitty a similar style roller coaster, was to be removed in advance for the new attractions. Frankie's Mine Train was then built at the former location of Wild Kitty, the same model that is found at Six Flags Great Escape.

Six Flags Great EscapeEdit

In 2005 The Great Escape debuted the Looney Tunes National Park: a Looney Tunes themed children's area which included eight new children's rides, including Road Runner Express the park's seventh roller coaster, and a re-themed restaurant as well as a cartoon walk-through. Replaces the old Jungleland area.

In late 2010, Six Flags began the process of removing licensed theming from attractions. The Great Escape terminated several licenses including their license with Looney Tunes. Looney Tunes National Park was renamed and rethemed to Timbertown, including a new name for Road Runner Express.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Frontier City to debut new 'Timber Town' children's attraction". 2 September 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  2. ^ MacDonald, Brady (25 November 2010). "Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers". LA Times. Retrieved 27 November 2010.