Warnings of unchartered lands and surprise encounters beckon adventure seekers to board the Adventure Express for a journey that travels 3,000 feet of track twisted between trees and nestled into a hillside in the Oktoberfest area of the park. As the adventure begins, passengers depart from the station for what seems to be a leisurely ride, but after a quick plunge into the dense foliage of a damp rainforest, it becomes obvious this is no average coaster ride. As the train leaves the rainforest, a quick turn sends passengers into an old, boarded-up mine shaft. The train exits the tunnel only to enter another, narrowly escaping before being hoisted up the ride’s first lift hill where the train tiptoes its way over the track’s decrepit rickety structure then divers 60 feet below where passengers find themselves spinning through a helix of ruins. Riders next experience another tunnel, beginning a 40-foot climb up the second lift. The walls of this enclosed lift are lined with drummers and a giant figure holding a cauldron of molten lava is directly ahead. As the train avoids the lava, it’s hurled into a dark cave that leads riders back to civilization.
Ride Safety Information
- Adventure Express is a high-speed wood and steel roller coaster with a combination of banked turns and tunnel.
- A lap bar and seatbelt secures each rider across the thighs and pelvis.
- This ride may not accommodate guests of a larger size.