North Dakota’s Only Roller Coaster Opens Saturday In Bismarck
North Dakota's ONLY roller coaster is opening this Saturday! Super Slide Amusement Park has made the announcement on its Facebook page. Located in Sertoma Park right here in Bismarck, Runaway Train is the only roller coaster in the state!
Full disclosure, Runaway Train looks nothing like my cover story picture-but that picture looked a lot cooler than this one.
Now that's only because it was closed when I stopped by. For a full breakdown of the Runaway Train roller coaster, let me refer you to a Cool 98.7 article from 2017. The ride is 18 feet at its highest point and reaches a max speed of 25 miles per hour.
LOOK OUT RUNAWAY TRAIN BARRELING DOWN THE TRACKS!
So, we here in Bismarck can expect thrill-seekers from across the region to come here to ride the Runaway Train! But, the thrills don't stop there...there's Super Slide's Ferris wheel too!
I've got a story about this Ferris wheel. I was escorting a friend of mine's 90-year-old grandmother over to meet the rest of her family at the ride. Walking down the path she was telling me how she was going to go on the ride. Met up with the family and I proclaimed "Grandma's going on!" At that point, she denied ever having said it and dropped me like a sack of potatoes. She passed away at 103 but I've never forgotten.
For Mother's Day, mom's mini-golf round is free on Sunday.
There's a bunch more to do at Super Slide Amusement Park including
- Tea Cups
- Mini Golf
- Bumper Cars
- Critter Track
- Batting Cages
and of course THE SUPER SLIDE!!:
Superslide Amusement Park will be opening Saturday. Like everyone, they're also hiring. That would be a great job for young folks or anyone that enjoys working outside but not digging ditches.