Big Bad John

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Big Bad John
roller coaster
Magic Springs & Crystal Falls
Location Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
Status Operating since 2002
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel - Mine Train
Propulsion 3 Chain Lift hills
Height32 feet
Drop41 feet
Top speed37 mph
Length2349 feet

Big Bad John is a steel mine train roller coaster located at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA.

History[edit | edit source]

The River King Mine Train opened in June 1971, and was two similar roller coasters placed side-by-side, this ride being one. In 1987, this coaster closed and was standing but not operating in 1988, before being relocated to Dollywood. It operated from 1989 to 1999 as the Thunder Express. It was then moved to Magic Springs & Crystal Falls, where it reopened in 2002 as the Big Bad John.