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Go on a real Southern experience aboard the Southern Express!

Grab the family and go on a mining excursion on this timeless ride. You may not find gold inside the mining cars, but we guarantee you will find fun!


Know before you go:

Due to the nature of this ride, parental supervision is advised. This ride will exhibit acceleration, deceleration, tilting and sudden movements. Carefully watch the action and movements of this ride before deciding if it is appropriate to participate. Failure to follow posted rules may result in injury or expulsion from the park at OWA.

Persons with the following conditions should not ride:

  • Expectant mothers
  • Heart or blood pressure conditions
  • Back or neck conditions
  • Motion sickness or dizziness
  • Recent surgery or easily aggravated conditions
  • Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

For your safety:

  • Remain seated at all times.
  • Hold on at all times. Keep hands and arms inside the vehicle at all times.
  • Rider must be aware of their surroundings.
  • Rider under 42 inches in height may not ride this attraction. Rider above 42 inches may ride alone.
  • One adult per car.
  • Rider must transfer from standard wheelchair to ride seat on their own.
  • No lap seating permitted.
  • No eating, drinking or smoking allowed on the ride.
  • No loose personal belongings allowed on the ride.
  • Rider must be able to maintain a seated up right position on their own.
  • Prosthetics are allowed on this ride.
  • Rider must have one fully Functional Naturally formed arm and hand to hold on with.
  • Rider must have one naturally formed leg to the ankle & one naturally formed leg to the knee.

For your safety, you should be in good health to ride. Only you know your physical conditions or limitations. Do not ride if you suspect your health could be at risk for any reason, or if you could aggravate a pre-existing condition of any kind.

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