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Re: New Adventure Park on 165 proposed.
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2016, 03:58:43 PM »
I will have to do a drive by next month when I get to town.....

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Re: New Adventure Park on 165 proposed.
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2016, 11:18:32 PM »
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Re: New Adventure Park on 165 proposed.
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2016, 12:13:04 AM »
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Re: New Adventure Park on 165 proposed.
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2016, 08:57:17 AM »
Drove by this weekend, have several pieces of track in place, BUT several pieces still missing,  the main building is coming along nicely, BUT appears to be a looong way from being done.
July?  I don think so.

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Re: New Adventure Park on 165 proposed.
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2016, 10:45:32 AM »
Saw on their Facebook page that they're hoping to be open by the end of July. Drive past their most days heading to work so I can see the progress. Thinking they're being a tad optimistic with that time frame. Hope they're not rushing and something bad happens.

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Re: New Adventure Park on 165 proposed.
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2016, 04:46:15 PM »
According to the Springfield News-Leader the coaster is scheduled to have its grand opening on August 5. Owners say it could be up and running before then.

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Re: New Adventure Park on 165 proposed.
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2016, 06:25:47 PM »
I posted a picture of people riding it, last Thursday, on fb, so, YES, it is finished. They're just wrapping up all the little things~
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Re: New Adventure Park on 165 proposed.
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2016, 05:20:03 PM »
Apparently this opened today. They had previously pushed back the official opening due to some issues with permitting, but sounds like they wrapped it up early.

Wish they could have been open a few months earlier, but this will be nice. I'll see if I can head down there sometime soon to check it out myself.

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Re: New Adventure Park on 165 proposed.
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2016, 06:06:09 PM »
Finally was able to make it out to The Runaway.  It's a lot of fun.  Might be a little sticker shock for those who have never ridden one before ($15.00 + tax) but that's pretty standard for mountain coasters (some are more).

I did find it odd that you had to sign a waiver to ride.  The other five mountain coasters that I have ridden did not make you do that - not sure if this is a Missouri thing or what.  I think it slows the process down considerably as EVERY rider has to sign one.  I also think it might be a deterrent for some riders.

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https://midwestinfoguide.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-runaway-mountain-coaster.html
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Re: New Adventure Park on 165 proposed.
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2016, 08:55:15 AM »
How does it compare to others Swoosh?

Do you know the height/weight/age restrictions?
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Re: New Adventure Park on 165 proposed.
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2016, 02:10:34 PM »
300lb weight limit.  I'm not sure on height. 

I'd rank the ones I've ridden as follows:

1. The Coaster at Goats on the Roof
2. Smokey Mountain Alpine Coaster
3. The Runaway Mountain Coaster
4. Timber Twister at Spirit Mountain, MN
5. Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
6. Snow Mountain Coaster at Ober Gatlinburg

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Re: New Adventure Park on 165 proposed.
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2016, 05:14:00 PM »
They made the cover picture for screamscape today on facebook as well as some pretty good POV videos. can't wait to ride

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Re: New Adventure Park on 165 proposed.
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2016, 02:01:53 PM »
My daughter and I rode this four times this last week and had a blast. Yes it was a little expensive but we really enjoyed the ride. We both went full throttle on all rides. The first ride I almost pulled back on the brake on the second helix, but maintained full speed all the way through. Some observations:

1. Make sure to profile the people that are in line before you.......if there are little kids, or someone you might not think will go full throttle, ask the attendant to hold you back before releasing you so you have plenty of space before the cart in front of you.
2. They will slow the lift down to clear the track if there are slow riders....hopefully though you're not released before they identify the slow riders.
3. don't slow down too early......fly through the last bridge section and only slow if there is a cart in front of you. There are magnetic brakes at the end that will stop you....no need to stop too early.

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Re: New Adventure Park on 165 proposed.
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2016, 07:18:57 PM »
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