If you’re looking for your next outdoor adventure then we can’t think of a more exciting family-friendly ride than the Jiminy Peak Mountain Coaster.
This is one of two mountain coasters in Massachusetts and was the first of its kind on the East Coast.
Whether you are looking for an adrenaline-filled ride down the mountain, or a casual cruise to take in the sights, this mountain coaster will be an unforgettable experience.
So if you’re looking for more information on the Rocky Mountain Coaster then you have come to the right place!
In this article, we provide a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to experience this one-of-a-kind attraction so keep reading to find out more.
- How Long is the Jiminy Peak Mountain Coaster?
- How Fast is the Jiminy Peak Mountain Coaster?
- What is a Mountain Coaster?
- Operating Hours
- Rider Requirements
- Location and How To Get There
How Long is the Jiminy Peak Mountain Coaster?
The Jiminy Peak Mountain Coaster is 3,600 feet (1,097m) in length and offers riders an exhilarating ride with multiple 360-degree loops, twists and turns as it winds its way down the mountain.
This coaster has a total vertical descent of 900 feet (274m).
Total ride time including a cable-pulled ascent is about 4 minutes.
Depending on your speed, the ride time from top to bottom is approximately 1:30.
The mountain coaster operates year-round, offering visitors a break from skiing in winter or the chance to enjoy a thrilling ride in summer.
How Fast is the Jiminy Peak Mountain Coaster?
The Jiminy Peak Mountain Coaster can reach a maximum speed of 23 mp/h (37 km/h).
As a safety feature, this mountain coaster is fitted with an automatic braking system that prevents the carts from going over the maximum speed.
In addition, this mountain coaster is fitted with a manual brake that lets riders control the speed of their descent.
If 23 mp/h (37 km/h) is too fast for you, you can slow the ride down to a speed that feels more comfortable.
The brake levers are located on either side of the cart. You pull them back to engage the brakes.
It doesn’t take long to get the hang of it and before you know it you’ll be cruising down the mountain.
What is a Mountain Coaster?
If you’re unfamiliar with mountain coasters (also known as alpine coasters), check out the post we wrote.
Mountain or alpine coasters are gravity-powered roller coasters that use the natural contours of a mountain to provide riders with a thrilling downhill ride experience.
Mountain coasters are a great activity that the whole family can enjoy. However, given the nature of this ride, there are some age and height restrictions that apply.
In addition, mountain coasters are equipped with a manual brake, enabling riders to adjust their descent speed.
This unique feature allows riders to have greater control of their experience.
If things get a bit too fast for your liking you can apply the brake, if you’re more of the daredevil type then you can leave the brake untouched for maximum speed.
And finally, no prior experience or training is necessary. You can just jump in and enjoy the ride.
Jiminy Peak Mountain Coaster Video
One of the great things about alpine coasters is that a lot of people have filmed their experiences.
These videos give you an opportunity to “experience” the ride before you go on it.
The video below gives you a first-person view of what you can expect from start to finish on the Jiminy Peak Mountain Coaster.
One thing to be aware of though is that point-of-view videos can be a bit misleading.
The wide-angled lens makes the drops shallower and the ride seems way slower than it is in real life.
They provide a good idea of what the ride looks like but only real-world experience tells you how they feel.
So get out there and try it for yourself!
How Much Does the Jiminy Peak Mountain Coaster Cost?
At the time of writing, the cost to ride the Jiminy Peak Mountain Coaster was as follows:
|Single ride (54″+ tall)||15|
|Single ride (38″ – 53″ tall)||10|
Tickets can be purchased online in advance by visiting the official Jiminy Peak website.
Alternatively, unlimited mountain coaster rides are included in the price of admission to Mountain Adventure Park.
Jiminy Peak Mountain Coaster Operating Hours
At the time of writing, the Jiminy Peak Mountain Coaster operating hours were as follows:
|Memorial Day Weekend to Mid-June||Weekends and holidays only||10:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Mid-June to Labor Day||Daily||10:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|September to Mid-October||Weekends only||10:00 am – 5:00 pm|
The key height and age restrictions to participate in this ride are listed below:
- Children must be at least 3 years old and 38″ (97cm) tall.
- The minimum height for single riders is 54″ (137cm).
- The minimum age for single riders is 9 years old.
- If there are two people riding together, the minimum height for the passenger is 38″ (97cm) and the driver must be at least 54″ (137cm) and 16 years or older.
- The maximum weight per cart is 375 lbs (170kg) in dry conditions and 330 lbs (150kg) in wet conditions.
Location and How To Get There
The Jiminy Peak Mountain Coaster is located at the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort.
Address: 37 Corey Rd Hancock, MA 01237
Directions to the Jiminy Peak Mountain Coaster can be found below.