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Website: Adventureland Homepage
Ride Type: Steel Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 2.8182
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 13
Last Review: 7/16/2009 12:19:00 AM
In User Top 10: 4 times.
User Tracker Count: 30 times.

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1 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up rln6377 on 7/16/2009 12:19:00 AM
TERRIBLE!!!! This is by far my most hated coaster I've ever been on, but also is up there on my most hated ride ever. The queue line is nice enough as you enter into what looks like a medieval castle and climb up a ramp into its interior. As you get on the ride it does three quick bunny hops over a body of water as you approach the lift hill. And yes that is where the fun ended. the train literally slammed into the lift hill jerking me both forward and backforward. As we ascended the lift hill all i could notice was how loud this rickety rackety coaster was. I wouldn't go as far as to say this coaster isn't safe because adventureland is very big on safety and checking to make sure everyone is safely buckled in all their rides. But this ride just looked and sounded and felt much older than it was. You go down a less than impressive drop and do two mediocre loops before it does a sharp turn around. My head repeatedly got slammed back and forth into the restraint. Before coming back into the station. The ride was over very quickly and thats probably a good thing as I had a nasty headache and both my ears hurt for a good ten minutes after riding this hunk of junk. Why couldn't this coaster have been broken down on the day I went rather than Tornado? Tornado looked neat. This ride sucked. Stay away! stay far away!

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up T-Rex on 12/2/2007 9:50:00 PM
First off, I disliked the trains as the restraints really hurt at points during the ride. Anyway, the first drop wasnt steep at all providing a very weak and dull drop. The following two vertical loops were the only bright spot as they were surprisingly forceful. After that the ride began to fizzle out as the helix wasnt as foreceful as I had wished and the next hill was way too slow.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterwom on 8/18/2006 3:52:00 PM
The Dragon is a steel coaster with two inversions (Double Loop) it was manufactured by Hopkins in 1990 it is 90 feet tall and 2,250 feet long. It has one train with 7 4 seat cars. It looks nice from different areas of the park and it looks nice by the water. Pulls some pretty good G-forces. Sit in the front seat for a smoother ride. This is a good double loop ride with a pretty good ride duration. This ride is fast,fun, rerideable, capacity is average, ride duration is average, and decoration is average.

1 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Pete on 8/1/2006 9:00:00 PM
My god, I about wanted to die after I rode this piece of crud. Had a NASTY headache afterwards.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up PAmerican on 6/20/2006 3:56:00 PM - User's Top Ride #4
Smooth... What are you talking about. It was ROUGH. But... It was pritty fast after you made it over the hill and down to the loops. Up the hill was VERY... VERY ROUGH! But... for some reason... It attacts me to ride it again and again!

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up ILVECOSTRS on 5/26/2006 5:12:00 PM
This coaster is definatly not the worst or the best. It is short and the turn at the beginning hurt. Hill was barely ok. Once going up the hill it is smooth.You would be better off going on the Outlaw or Tornado then this, But Id you should still go on it just to see if you like it.

3 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coaster05 on 7/5/2005 7:47:00 PM
On first look you may believe this coaster was built during the early 80s rush of loopers, but not the case this thing was built in 91, but appears much older. APPEARANCE-6 Looks neat from different areas of the park and interacts well with the water. Also looks much older then it is, interesting pre hill layout that is also the roughest part of the ride. CAPACITY-7 Has one train but the park does a decent job keeping the line moving. RIDE QUALITY-5 Has some rough spots especially at the beiginning, the drop is pretty weak, but the loops are smooth and the rides pulls some serious gs. FUN-2 Not a lot that I liked about it. RERIDE-1 Only way I go again is if I am with someone new. OVERALL-21 AVG 4.2 Definately feels like a 3 but I do like the appearance it adds to the park.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up VFFan on 9/14/2004 12:59:00 PM
Not a bad looping coaster by any means, but I agree that softer padding on the restraints would make for a more comfortable ride.

3 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SEAMASTER on 7/1/2003 1:32:00 AM
Short but sweet. Ultra-smooth coaster. It would have been nice if it was bigger, but a nice addition to the park.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up arndtb on 2/1/2003 4:46:00 PM
Just a simple double looper that is rougher than it should be. Plenty of speed at the end could be used to add excitement.

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