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|Designer / calculations||Ron Toomer|
|Model / product||Custom Looping Coaster|
|Riders per train||28|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed60 mph
The ride gained a reputation of being uncomfortable and rough, which led to poor ridership. For this reason, it was closed in 1998 and subsequently listed for sale.
Drachen Fire was originally going to be a Bolliger & Mabillard Sitting Coaster, similar to Kumba at Busch Gardens Tampa. However, B&M refused to build the ride due to only being a small company at the time and having too much demand, so Busch Gardens turned to Arrow Dynamics instead. Drachen Fire was unlike any other Arrow ride due to its use of cylindrical supports instead of Arrow's normal box support design. It also had a new vehicle design. It is believed that Arrow designed the ride like this in order to parallel B&M's ride.Citation needed
|Roller coasters at Busch Gardens Williamsburg|
|Present||Alpengeist • Apollo's Chariot • Griffon • Grover's Alpine Express • InvadR • Loch Ness Monster • Tempesto • Verbolten|
|Former||Big Bad Wolf • Das Kätzchen • Die Wildkatze • Drachen Fire • Glissade • Wilde Maus|