It looks roomy and comfortable for a kids coaster.
Perfect for fat kids!
Or fat adults, which was my point. A lot of the older mine train style coasters are very difficult to get into for a full-grown man. Mine Ride at Cedar Point comes to mind. Roller coaster trains have come a long way, and I am happy to see that Dollywood is going to let the big kids (like me) ride this coaster. I didn't even try to get on the Veggie Tales coaster because the seats looked way too small.
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Thunder Mountain at MK opened in 1980, and is the roomiest mine train ever. My wife, son and I can ride it together, on the same bench.
The only mine train I can't fit very well in is Hershey's Trailblazer..and I'm pretty big.
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The problem I see with Mine Train cars is legroom, not fatroom.
I'm not even remotely tall, but I always wonder how anyone over 5' 7" fits into some of them.
Yes, legroom. I'm 6'1" and Cedar Creek Mine Ride ride-ops have taught me to cross my ankles. The trick I then use on other small coasters.
Leg room for sure. I don't try on Carowinds' mine train anymore.
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Then your Adventure Express/Thunderation style trains seemed to have solved that problem with a tad more room and better lap bars. It's the old first generation Arrow trains that have become a challenge as we age.
Yet ANOTHER reason for me to get back to Dollywood next season. (Wild Eagle and Mystery Mine Ride both were added after our last visit).
This is yet another example of how this park (that I've never been to) (sigh....) understands its audience and caters to them in every descion that is made.
Looks like this will be a blast!
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