Runaway Mountain

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Runaway Mountain
Runaway Mountain logo SFOT.gif
Six Flags Over Texas
Park section Old South
Coordinates 32°45′26″N 97°04′16″W / 32.757286°N 97.071015°W / 32.757286; -97.071015Coordinates: 32°45′26″N 97°04′16″W / 32.757286°N 97.071015°W / 32.757286; -97.071015
Status Operating
Opening date 1996
General statistics
Type Steel – Enclosed
Manufacturer Premier Rides
Designer Werner Stengel
Model Standard Coaster
Lift/launch system Tire lift hill
Height 65 ft (20 m)
Length 1,500 ft (460 m)
Speed 40 mph (64 km/h)
Inversions 0
Capacity 950 riders per hour
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Flash Pass Available
Runaway Mountain at RCDB
Pictures of Runaway Mountain at RCDB

Runaway Mountain is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas.

Dubbed "The Roller Coaster that Dares the Darkness," Runaway Mountain is an enclosed roller coaster made to look as if it takes place within a dark cave. The queue line is themed to resemble a mineshaft and upon entering the "cave," pre-recorded audio tracks are played at intervals giving the background of a character known as "Gator McGee" giving safety instructions to riders. The ride features no inversions and is 6 and a half stories tall.[1][2]