Road Runner Express (Six Flags Fiesta Texas)

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Road Runner Express
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Park section Crackaxle Canyon
Coordinates 29°35′57″N 98°36′47″W / 29.599149°N 98.612984°W / 29.599149; -98.612984Coordinates: 29°35′57″N 98°36′47″W / 29.599149°N 98.612984°W / 29.599149; -98.612984
Status Operating
Opening date May 1997
General statistics
Type Steel – Mine Train
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Designer Alan Schilke
Model Mine Train
Height 73 ft (22 m)
Drop 67 ft (20 m)
Length 2,400 ft (730 m)
Speed 35 mph (56 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 2:24
Max vertical angle 27°
Capacity 1800 riders per hour
G-force 3.0
Height restriction 42 in (107 cm)
Trains 2 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 36 riders per train.
Flash Pass Available
Road Runner Express at RCDB
Pictures of Road Runner Express at RCDB

Road Runner Express is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas. It was built for the park's 1997 season and is the last mine train roller coaster ever to be built by Arrow Dynamics in a Six Flags theme park.[1]

In contrast to most of the similarly named Road Runner Express coasters at Six Flags parks, Fiesta Texas' version is not a junior coaster, but a full-scale, though not extreme, family roller coaster. The target audience for the ride is families with preteen children.

Some track portions of Road Runner Express pass under segments of the Iron Rattler roller coaster, as they sit next to each other in the park's Crackaxle Canyon.

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