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There's a mountain coaster that runs through a forest north of Toronto

If you visited the Blue Mountains in the late 90s, you might remember the The Great Slide Ride, a concrete bobsled-like coaster that shot you almost 1,000 metres down the mountain on a tiny plastic sled.

Half thrilling, half terrifying, that iconic ride was replaced in recent years with a safer, more modern version.

Just two hours North of Toronto in the scenic Blue Mountains is the epic Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster.

The coaster runs along a one-kilometre track that will take you along the breathtaking terrain of the mountain, offering stunning views of the Niagara Escarpment, Georgian Bay and Blue Mountain Village. 

You have the choice to ride each individual car alone, or with a friend. Since you will operate the vehicle completely on your own, you'll control the speed, which can take you soaring up to 42 km/hour.  

The Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster operates from 10 - 8 p.m. daily.

There used to be elevator  to take you to the top but that is currently out of service.

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