Information
Boomtown
42 Inches (36 Inches w/Adult)
Lapbar Restraints
Low Thrill

Statistics
Opened 1969
Ride Type Steel Junior Mine Train Coaster
Ride Height 20 Feet
Track Length 910 Feet
Maximum Speed 14 MPH
Trains 2
Cars Per Train 6
Riders Per Car 4
Manufacturer Arrow Development
Ride Colors Red & Black

Mini Mine Train zooms under the Six Flags Railroad with Runaway Mine Train in the background. Credit: Six Flags Archives

Make Room for Mr. Freeze

In 1997, Six Flags Over Texas added Mr. Freeze to the corner of the park close to where Mini Mine Train is situated (before Gotham City existed). Mini Mine Train was actually reprofiled in order for the Mr. Freeze design to situate into the spot. The next time you hop onto Mini Mine Train take notice at just how close you come to the Mr. Freeze ride structure.

Sky Hook

Sky Hook towers over the Runaway Mine Train in the 1960s.
Credit: Six Flags Archives

Prior to Mini Mine Train’s existence, this area of Boomtown was occupied by an attraction called Sky Hook. This former attraction, which existed between 1963 and 1968, was a sky crane modified by Von Roll and stood 155 feet tall. Sky Hook featured two baskets on each side of the crane in which guests would travel into the sky for a overhead view of Six Flags Over Texas. After 1968, the attraction was sent to Six Flags Over Georgia where it operated until 1977. The park’s addition of Oil Derrick certainly played a factor in the decision to remove Sky Hook as well.

Ride History

1997

  • Mini Mine Train is reprofiled to make room for the Mr. Freeze roller coaster.

2017

  • Mini Mine Train’s train is refurbished and painted silver.

Construction Updates

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